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Identifying clusters of activity on London's roads

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Using a dataset of 1.5 million private hire cab routes through London, Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) has identified key clusters of transport activity. Read: Guardian

'Fat' drug could treat epilepsy

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Describing work published in the journal Neuropharmacology, Professor Matthew Walker (UCL Institute of Neurology) says: "This offers a whole new approach to the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsies in children and adults." Read: BBC News More: UCL News

Happier teenagers earn higher wages

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Research by economists at UCL has revealed that those who reported higher levels of life satisfaction went on to receive larger paychecks than their gloomy counterparts. Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail UCL News

Dark matter: the underground lab searching for wimps

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Dr Chamkaur Ghag (UCL Physics & Astronomy) talks about the DarkSide-50 project, and the search for sub-atomic particles. Read: Observer

Is RCUK's open-access cash a 'reckless' road to ruin?

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Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research), says that the exclusion from the funding formula of PhD studentships - which did not necessarily correlate with direct labour costs - was "clearly contrary to any sensible policy in terms of helping researchers build their careers and publishing record". Read: THE

Alzheimer’s tied to mutation harming immune response

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Dr Rita Guerreiro, Professor John Hardy (both UCL Institute of Neurology) and colleagues have identified a rare gene defect that triples the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Read: NY Times More: Daily Mail WSJ Times of India Huffington Post Reuters AFP UCL News

Water Supply in a Warming World

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New analysis, by Dr Richard Taylor (UCL Geography) and colleagues, found that the more intense rainfall expected in many parts of the world as a result of climate change may help to recharge the aquifers that supply groundwater. Read: NY Times

China's love affair with England

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A 2010 study of nine- to 12-year-olds in Hangzhou, led by Professor Therese Hesketh (UCL Institute for Child Health), found that one in three children questioned exhibited the ‘physical symptoms’ typical of stress. Read: Telegraph

'Calm down' genes treat epilepsy in rats

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Researchers at UCL have developed two ways of manipulating the behaviour of individual cells inside the brain in order to prevent seizures. Read: BBC News More: BBC London Breakfast (from 18m 54s)

Why you should never trust 'the facts'

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Professor Kate Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) talks about two citizen science projects which can help save the UK’s ash trees, and also help classify bat calls by searching an audio database. Listen: Guardian Science Weekly

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