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"She went blue and shook from head to toe"

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Recent research led by UCL has identified a second major cause of ‘Startle disease’, which causes seizures in babies in response to loud noises and unexpected movements. Read: BBC News

UCL School of Pharmacy appoints new Director

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Duncan Craig

UCL School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Duncan Craig as its new Director.

From 1988 to 1999 Professor Craig held a range of posts from Teaching and Research Assistant to Reader at the School of Pharmacy.

Punishment motivated by fairness, not revenge

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Researchers at UCL and Harvard have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge.

Native American populations descend from three key migrations

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Scientists have found that Native American populations — from Canada to the southern tip of Chile — arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Beringia, a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago.

Director-Designate of the UCL European Institute sought

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UCL European Institute

The Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research) invites applications from UCL academic staff for the post of Director of the UCL European Institute, to succeed Professor Richard Bellamy. The appointee will shadow Professor Bellamy in 2012/13 and take over in August 2013 for a three-year period.

First evaluation of electronic prescription service

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The first evaluation of a new system that can provide electronic transmission of prescriptions from GP practices to community pharmacies is published today in an interim report commissioned on behalf of NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation programme.

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