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Help survey wasps over the bank holiday weekend

Wasps might not be the nation’s favourite insects but are some of the most important so UCL and University of Gloucestershire scientists are again asking for the public’s help to find out more about these misunderstood creatures.

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Artificial intelligence equal to experts in detecting eye diseases

An artificial intelligence (AI) system, which can recommend the correct referral decision for more than 50 eye diseases, as accurately as experts has been developed by UCL, DeepMind Health and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Rotavirus vaccine cuts Malawi's infant mortality

Rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths, according to a major new study led by UCL, the University of Liverpool, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi.

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Genes drive ageing, making normal processes damaging

Ageing in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London scientists.

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First language study using new wearable brain scanner

Researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham have mapped the brain’s language area in the first study of human cognition using a new generation of brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet.

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School pupils commemorate the Battle of Amiens on UCL Programme

Students from around the world will today visit the former battlefields of the Western Front to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Amiens (8-11 August 1918), as part of the UCL’s First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme.

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Neuroscientist awarded NIHR Research Professorship

Leading UCL neuroscientist Professor Olga Ciccarelli has been awarded a Research Professorship, the highest honour granted by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

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4 in 5 adolescent girls have a mental health disorder following sexual assault

80% of young women were found to have a mental health disorder and 55% had two or more mental health disorders four to five months after sexual assault, according to a study led by UCL and The Havens, London’s specialist sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) hosted by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Heritable genome editing could become “morally permissible”

An independent inquiry led by Nuffield Council on Bioethics, involving UCL, has concluded that editing the DNA of a human embryo, sperm, or egg to influence the characteristics of a future person (‘heritable genome editing’) could be “morally permissible”.

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UCL academics elected to British Academy

Three UCL academics have been made Fellows of the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, in recognition of their outstanding research.

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Professor Lewis Wolpert recognised with Royal Society Medal

Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS, Emeritus Professor of Biology as applied to Medicine (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology), has been awarded the Royal Medal by the Royal Society, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of biological sciences.

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