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Taking Medicine to Extreme Heights

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UCL’s Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine are leading Xtreme Everest 2, a team of scientists and volunteers who will trek to Mount Everest Base Camp to study how our bodies respond to low levels of oxygen. Read: UCL News More: Metro North London Today

Pregnancy eating disorders revealed

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"There is good evidence from our research that eating disorders in pregnancy can affect both the mother and the developing baby," said Dr Nadia Micali (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: The Australian More: Marie Clare Belfast Telegraph ABC News

Crowdsourced Transcribe Bentham Project Discovers Jeremy's (Bad) Cookery Recipes

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"Though it’s only a fairly small group of volunteers who are currently taking part, they have proved remarkably capable in reading and transcribing Bentham’s handwriting,” says Dr Tim Causer (UCL Bentham Project). Read: Gizmodo

Professors discuss global urbanism

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“We do not have a complete theory of urbanity and never will, but there is a future that is open for us if we allow ourselves to transform our craft of theorizing,” said Professor Jennifer Robinson (UCL Geography). Read: Brown Daily Herald

Obese heart patients 'do better'

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New research from UCL found that obese heart patients are less likely to die early than their normal weight counterparts. "One of the more sensible explanations may be that when obese patients present to their doctor, they are given more aggressive treatment because they are seen as very high risk," said Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail Hindustan Times

Scientist’s bid to build cradle of life

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Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) is building a replica of a deep sea vent. “We hope to show that the conditions in these vents, and in our reactor, could actually drive the origin of life,” he says. Read: Sunday Times (£)

Never get lost in translation again, but is that a good thing?

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Back in 2004, researchers at UCL scanned the brains of 105 people and found that learning another language developed grey matter in much the same way that exercise developed muscle. Read: The National

Low opinion makes people reject even money

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Research done in the Universities of Granada, Freiburg and UCL has demonstrated that when we have a low opinion of somebody, we are more likely to reject their money because the social information we have on that person influences our decision. Read: Times of India

Migration shown to have low impact on jobs

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A UCL study found that immigration can impact average wages, but the amount is small. Read: FT

Have they found the Higgs boson at last?

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"We have to keep working at it, but on the face of it this means the Standard Model is a much more powerful theory than many physicists suspected," said Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Express More: STV

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