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Inside the Materials Library

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“People say, what do you think of smart materials? I say, all materials are smart; you just haven’t asked the right questions,” said Dr Zoe Laughlin (UCL Institute of Making). Read: Telegraph

What does a memory look like?

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Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) shows Maureen Lipman what a memory looks like. Watch: BBC One's If memory serves me right

Why is the zebrafish so important for genetic research?

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"It's a compromise between having the complexity to model some of the things that we want to study - brain function, behaviour, ... - but also  the simplicity that we might be able to understand it," said Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Material World (from 11 mins)

Measles could hit two million children

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"There is a great big group - probably of the order of approaching two million children - who are susceptible who have not been immunised," said Dr Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Independent More: Express Sun Daily Mail Belfast Telegraph Economist Metro (no link) Mirror (no link) LBC Watch: Newsnight Sky News (no link) BBC Radio London's Vanessa Feltz Show (from 29 mins)

Up to three pupils in every class have learning disabilities, study finds

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“We now know that there are many disorders of neurological development that can give rise to learning disabilities, even in children of normal or even high intelligence,” said Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Times (£) More: UCL News Deccan Chronicle

Death tests assess how isolation shortens lifespan of social creatures

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Professor Martin Raff (UCL Biosciences) and colleagues found that the in vitro lifespans of two different types of cells increased with their density. Read: Wired

Xtreme Everest 2: Testing in Kathmandu

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"Not only do I think it’s very interesting, but ultimately it improves my knowledge and makes me a better doctor," said Dr Ned Gilbert (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Metro More: Times of India Times Higher Education

Light drinking during pregnancy not linked to developmental problems in childhood

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“Our results suggest that there isn’t any harm from these low levels of alcohol,” said Professor Yvonne Kelly (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Times (£) More: UCL News Guardian Huffington Post Daily Mail BBC Telegraph (no link) Sun (no link) Mirror (no link) Yorkshire post (no link) Zee News New York Times Watch: BBC Breakfast (not available to watch again) Listen: BBC Radio London's Breakfast Show (from 59 mins) More: LBC's Morning News MSN Fox News Irish Sun Mother Nature Network Medical Daily CBS MSN NZ NPR CBS (2) Express Global News Herts & Essex Observer And a range of local and international media.

Cell culture: A better brew

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Professor John Masters (UCL Urology) comments that most scientists are not interested in mixing their own cell culture media. Read: Nature

Genetic tests may help bipolar disorder patients

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UCL scientists have identified a mutation in an important brain receptor gene which puts patients at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder. Read: Independent More: Gulf Today

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