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Work stress 'raises heart risk'

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A study by academics in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health finds that "job strain" is linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease. Read: BBC News More: Guardian Daily Telegraph Independent Daily Mail UCL News BBC Radio 4 'Today'

Sporting chance

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Professor Yvonne Rydin (UCL Environment Institute) comments on the health aspects of urban renewal: “Everybody agrees urban areas have the potential to improve health... We know what we need to do, but institutions are still not doing it.” Read: FT (£)

Solving Britain’s multi-dimensional energy policy riddle

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The UK’s optimal future energy system is heavily dependent on the cost and pricing patterns of technology and gas. Unfortunately, both are unpredictable, says Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute). Read: Telegraph

Absence of family dinners and obsession with fast food breeds obesity in Britain

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Professor Peter Goldblatt (UCL Institute of Health Equity) comments on Britain’s culture of obesity. “In southern Europe, in particular, there is less fast food and more family dinners,” he said. Read: Telegraph

Why top sport stars might have 'more time' on the ball

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Research by Dr Nobuhiro Hagura (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) shows perception of time does seem to slow as people prepare to make a physical action. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News, BBC Radio 4 Today (from 49m 14s), BBC Radio 5Live, Daily Mail, Discover, CBS News, BBC Radio Wales,

Extraordinary pace of change in neuroscience

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Dr Rachel Blass (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) and Professor Geraint Rees(UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) on developments in neuroscience. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today(from 1hr 26m & 2hr 49m) More: BBC News

Gene therapy restores sense of smell in mice

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Professor Philip Beales (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on a study which has used gene therapy to give mice born without a sense of smell the ability to sniff their surroundings. Read: BBC News

Curiosity starts quarter-mile journey that could reveal secrets of Mars

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Dr Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) talks about ECHO (Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory), a proposed European Space Agency mission. "Instead of studying planets inside our own solar system, we will study those in orbit around other stars," she said. Read: The Observer

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