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Climbing Everest for a high chance of survival

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Dr Dan Martin (UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine), and Xtreme Everest researchers are currently packing up their equipment and sending it and the collected data back to the UK, where the results will be assessed. Read: Scotsman Irish Examiner

The medical advances in tackling heart disease

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Dr Vassilis Georgiadis (UCL Medical Molecular Biology Unit) and Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering) talk to Justin Webb about their research into repairing damaged hearts. Read: Independent

Warning on high tunnel toll

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Tolls on the planned east-west link would have to be three times the current cost of an average trip on CityLink for the project's investors to make a profit, a study led by UCL has found. Read: The Age More: The Age

Verdict on juries: placing blind trust in them helps no one

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Almost a quarter of jurors in England and Wales currently misunderstand the restrictions on internet use during a trial, according to research led by Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws). Read: Guardian More: UCL News Times Telegraph FT BBC Law on the Web

Extreme science: Two doctors united to research high altitude and aerospace

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In 2000, Nasa enthusiast Dr Kevin Fong and mountaineer Professor Mike Grocott decided to join forces to investigate the body’s response to extreme conditions. They established the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine) at UCL. Read: Metro

Web searches for symptoms will be monitored to spot outbreaks of infections

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A new Interdisciplinary Research Centre led by UCL will develop mobile health technologies that allow doctors to diagnose and track diseases much earlier than ever before. Read: Independent More: UCL News Newcastle Evening Chronicle Phys Org Health Canal

Do speed limits reduce the number of road deaths?

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Professor Benjamin Heydecker (UCL Centre for Transport Studies) found that during the 45 years since the current motorway speed limit of 70mph was first implemented, the risk of road accident fatality per vehicle-km of travel has fallen to less than 1/13 of what it was. Read: Guardian

How Samantha Cameron's ancestor received fortune after slavery was banned

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Researchers have discovered that one of Samantha Cameron's ancestors was a slave owner who received the equivalent of millions of pounds as compensation from the British government when the trade in humans was abolished. The discovery was made by UCL researchers examining the records of the Slave Compensation Commission, which was set up to manage the £20 million fund. Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail

Mindscapes: Stroke turned ex-con into rhyming painter

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Ten days after having a subarachnoid haemorrhage – a stroke caused by bleeding in and around the brain – Tommy McHugh, an ex-con who'd been in his fair share of scraps, became a new man, with a personality that nobody recognised. Professor Mark Lythgoe (UCL Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics) performed a neuropsychological evaluation on Tommy. Read: New Scientist

What Happens In Your Brain When You Inhibit Emotions?

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Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) co-author of the paper said: “Most studies of emotion processing in the brain simply assume that people passively receive emotional stimuli, and automatically feel the corresponding emotion. In contrast, the area we have identified may contribute to some individuals’ ability to rise above particular emotional situations." Read: Medical Daily More: UCL News

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