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Behavior of Seabirds During Migration Revealed

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"Understanding the behaviour of these birds during migration is crucial for identifying important at-sea locations and for furthering conservation efforts," said Dr Robin Freeman (UCL COMPLEX). Read: Science Daily More: UCL News

Humans' indelible stamp on Earth clear 5000 years ago

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A new study, co-authored by Professor Dorian Fuller (UCL Institute of Archaeology), argues that the Anthropocene began with the rise of farming or even in Neolithic times, when we took to widespread burning of the bush to hunt animals. Read: New Scientist

Herschel mission comes to end as coolant runs out

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“Not only can we study the detailed composition of gas and dust, but we can study the importance of specific types of molecules, such as water, in the formation of stars and planets,” said Professor Bruce Swinyard (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: E&T More: UCL News

Trachea Transplants Test the Limits

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Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) comments on bioengineered trachea transplants. Read: Science

Tobacco display ban in Scotland

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a ban on the display of cigarettes and other tobacco products in large shops in Scotland. Listen: BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland More: BBC Radio Scotland's Call Kaye

Caldicott 2 and patient data

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Dr Paul Taylor (UCL Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education) writes about the updated Information Governance Review. Read: BMJ

Should the UK introduce compulsory vaccination?

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Dr Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health) writes that sustained work at a local level, rather than compulsory immunisation, is the best means of increasing vaccine uptake and achieving herd immunity. Read: Lancet

My Juventus

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Professor John Foot (UCL Italian) comments on the Agnelli family that have owned Juventus football club for 90 years. “Reserved, stylish, elegant, ‘British’ is the family myth," he says. Read: FT

30,000 Britons could be carrying mad cow disease, say government experts

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Government experts believe there is still a risk of people contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) through blood transfusions. "There needs to be blood testing to answer this question of prevalence properly,” said Professor John Collinge (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases). Read: Telegraph

The Social Brain

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Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) and Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology) speak about what autism and Asperger's Syndrome can teach us about our Social Brain. Listen: ABC Radio

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