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Exercise: not just for burning fat

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Professor Paul Foster (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) comments on his own trials that aerobic workouts help to lower ocular perfusion pressure, an important risk factor for glaucoma. Read: Times (£)

The brain is not a pudding; it is an engine

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Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) discusses the bad old days in autism research when mother was to blame, and the frontiers of our new understanding. Read: Guardian

Disabled more likely to become victims of violence

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"Future research should evaluate the effectiveness of violence-prevention programmes in people with disability that address risk factors specific to this group," said Hind Khalifeh (UCL Brain Sciences). Read: Health 24 More: UCL News Vancouver Desi

Newt Finding Might Set Back Efforts to Regrow Human Limbs

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“I absolutely do believe it’s possible to coax mammal tissues into regenerating to a greater degree with the lessons we learn from newts,” says Professor Jeremy Brockes (Structural and Molecular Biology). Read: Scientific American

Vicky Pryce retrial decision triggers defence of jury system

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"More than 99% of the time juries reach a verdict. A hung jury is extremely rare,” says Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws). Read: Guardian More: Independent Guardian UCL News

Virtual Human

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Professor Peter Coveney comments on using modelling technology to create a virtual human. Listen: BBC Radio 4's Today

Computer model predicts spread of rioting

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“The model we've created highlights the most susceptible areas of the city and has the potential to anticipate the escalation of rioting,” said Toby Davies (UCL Security & Crime Science). Read: The Engineer More: UCL News

E-cigarettes may soon be sold as life-saving medicine

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) says 7 out of every 20 smokers try to quit each year in the UK. Read: New Scientist

Twitter's languages of New York mapped

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Researchers at UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis map 8.5 million tweets captured between January 2010 and February 2013. Read: Guardian More: Gizmodo

Why Britons love being inked

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"Tattoos are a way of recording or commemorating your life history, something you will carry for life," said Gemma Angel (UCL History of Art). Read: Metro

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