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Transplanted cells allow mice with night blindness to see in dark

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Prof. Robin Ali and Dr Rachel Pearson (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) have shown for the first time that transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their vision. Read: BBC Guardian Independent Telegraph Daily Mail Nature ITV PA BBC R4 Today Herald UCL News

Meticulous map shows every London bus journey

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Drs Joan Serras and James Cheshire (UCL Bartlett CASA) have mapped every one of London's 114,000 daily bus journeys. Read: Guardian

Prostate cancer trial shows fewer side-effects

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Researchers at UCL have used high frequency sound waves to treat early stage prostate cancer, with fewer side effects. Read: BBC More: Telegraph BBC R4 Today Mirror Mail Express Guardian Sky ITV Times (£)

Secrets of App Store revealed by artificial life forms

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Dr Peter Bentley (UCL Computer Science) and Soo Ling Lim (UCL Statistical Science) have modelled Apple's App Store marketplace as an ecosystem, revealing what makes it thrive. Read: New Scientist

Why your character is all in your jeans

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Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Anthropology) discusses the enduring appeal of denim: "People assume that everybody wants to have strong individuality but we actually found that people strive to become ordinary." Read: The Sun

Metal: How It Works

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) travels to Israel to trace the history of our love affair with metal. Watch: BBC Four More: Radio Times

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