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Patient Tom Coppins' tough questions at dementia summit

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Dr Selina Wray (UCL Institute of Neurology) talks to Tom Coppins about her research, as part of the G8 dementia summit. Watch: BBC News (from 55secs)

Dementia summit

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Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses dementia research and drug discovery at the G8 dementia summit, saying: "We need large numbers of researchers working together and we need data access." Listen: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours (from 22mins)

Dementia funding

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses dementia research and the work of the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre on the day of the G8 dementia summit. Listen: BBC R4 Today (from 1hr15mins) More: BusinessWeek

New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors

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Research from the UCL Institute of Archaeology features heavily in a new documentary about China's terracotta warriors. Watch: Channel 4 New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors

Lack of children's exercise policy is 'child neglect'

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Lack of a proper national policy to get UK children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect", according to an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine co-authored by Dr Richard Weiler (UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) Read: BBC News, More: Metro,

Government advisers call for ketamine reclassification

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Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology) comments on government plans to reclassify ketamine, saying: "It's got a very important role in medicine and has been around for 50 years." Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live

Women scientists less likely to receive funding, study finds

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British female scientists working to cure the world’s most infectious diseases receive far less funding than their male peers, according to new research led by Michael Head (UCL Infection and Population Health). Read: The Independent, More: The Times (£)

Ethnic minorities' stem cell donor match rates double in 15 years

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Rates of black and minority ethnic (BME) people finding stem cell donors for blood cancer treatment are approaching those of white people after years of lagging behind, a study led by Dr Robert Lown (UCL Cancer Institute) has found. Read: The Guardian

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

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Journalist Angela Saini takes her son to the London Babylab (UCL Institute of Child Health) and learns about the latest research in child development. Read: The Observer

Why do we value gold?

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Of all the 118 elements in the periodic table, gold is the one humans have always tended to choose to use as currency. Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) discusses why this is the case. Read: BBC News

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