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Renaissance brains

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Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) conducts fMRI scans on the brains of actor Ed Hughes and astronomer Marek Kukula, and comments on the differences. Watch: Guardian

Trials regulation hindering childhood cancer progress

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"New regulatory approval and research strategies are urgently needed to speed the development of new, effective, and safer treatments for children with cancer,” wrote Professor Kathy Pritchard-Jones (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Telegraph Listen: BBC World Service More: Indian Express UCL News Everyday Health Science Business Science Omega

5 things every woman gets wrong

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A UCL analysis of 25 studies showed that, although men and women tend to have the same average IQ, women underestimate their intelligence while men overestimate theirs. Read: Belfast Telegraph

The Myth of the Immigrant Benefit-Moocher, Part Two

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A 2009 study from UCL Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration found that immigrants are less likely than natives to receive state benefits or tax credits. Read: Spectator

Child obesity programmes struggle to survive cuts

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Only about 1% of overweight and obese children have been offered childhood weight-loss programmes, says Paul Sacher (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Guardian

The Why Factor: Open Plan Offices

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Professor Alexi Marmot (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) comments on Open Plan Offices. Listen: BBC World Service

Brain implant that works better than medication brings hope to thousands of Parkinson's sufferers

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“This study demonstrates that deep brain stimulation can lead to a marked improvement in quality of life for people who are earlier in the progression of the disease,” says Dr Patricia Limousin (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Daily Mail

Could mammograms be dangerous?

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A report in the British Medical Journal last month written by Professor Michael Baum (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) claimed as many as half the women diagnosed with breast cancer through mammograms are actually diagnosed falsely. Read: Scotsman More: Birmingham Mail

Unprotected sex leads to rise in gay men in UK contracting HIV

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"By better understanding the driving forces behind the trends we've seen in the past, it will allow us to make informed choices to reduce new HIV infections in the future," said lead investigator Professor Andrew Phillips (UCL Infection & Population Health). Read: Independent More: Guardian UCL News Washington Blade Cambridge News

Flawed psychology

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Professor David Shanks (UCL Brain Sciences) tests Stephen Gibson’s assertion that social psychology is vulnerable to poor research practices. Read: THE

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