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Footballers could be at risk of dementia from blows to the head

Dr Helen Ling, Professor Huw Morris and Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) discuss their study finding evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, in former professional football players. Professor Rob Howard (UCL Psychiatry) comments on the findings. Read: The Guardian, More: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 53 mins 41 secs), CNN, Financial Times, BBC News, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Independent, Irish Times, CBC News, ABC News (Australia), The Independent (2), BBC Radio 4 'News Briefing (from 1 min 49 secs)

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Where the Lords may draw blood

Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on what impact the House of Lords could have on amending the government's Article 50 bill to begin Brexit negotiations. Read: Financial Times

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Britain at the cutting edge of cancer research

Dr Sergio Quezada (UCL Cancer Institute) comments on his research into a gene-editing technique to remove the “sleep switch” from specific immune cells that are trained to spot cancer, which has shown promising results in early trials. Read: The Telegraph

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