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The effects of immigration

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Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics) comments on the effects of immigration and attitudes towards immigration, drawing on his recent research. Watch: BBC News  Read: Wall Street Journal(£), BBC News

Neuroscience and education

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Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) comments on what neuroscience can tell us about engaging the attention of children so that they want to learn. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 1hr22mins), More: Daily Mail

Pledge to close a legal 'loophole'

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Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics) comments on Ed Miliband's pledge to close a legal 'loophole' allowing firms to pay agency staff less than permanent workers. Watch: BBC News

Shingles increase risk of stroke and heart attack

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Patients who suffer from shingles are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack in later life, according to research by Professor Judith Breuer (UCL Research Department of Infection) and colleagues. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, New York Times, MirrorHuffington Post, The Scotsman

Our liver vacation: Is a dry January really worth it?

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A study involving a team of New Scientist staff and Professor Rajiv Jalan (UCL lnstitute of Liver & Digestive Health) has demonstrated that short periods of alcohol abstinence, such as “Dry January”, can lead to numerous health benefits. Read: New Scientist, Watch: BBC, More: Camden New Journal, Belfast Telegraph

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