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Energy revolution key to complex life

The evolution of complex life is strictly dependent on mitochondria, the tiny power stations found in all complex cells, according to a new study by Dr Nick Lane, from UCL (University College London), and ...

Oct 20, 2010
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Mysterious pulsar with hidden powers discovered

Dramatic flares and bursts of energy - activity previously thought reserved for only the strongest magnetized pulsars - has been observed emanating from a weakly magnetised, slowly rotating pulsar. The international ...

Oct 14, 2010
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City living helped humans evolve immunity to TB

New research has found that a genetic variant which reduces the chance of contracting diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy is more prevalent in populations with long histories of urban living.

Sep 23, 2010
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Big brains attributed to mother's care

The evolution of big-brained mammals may be due to maternal investment, rather than metabolism, according to a new study by scientists at UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge.

Sep 07, 2010
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Drop in UK teenage smokers

(PhysOrg.com) -- The number of 16- and 17-year-old UK smokers has dropped since it became illegal to sell cigarettes to under-18s according to new UCL research published today in the journal Addiction.

Aug 18, 2010
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Single neurons can detect sequences

Single neurons in the brain are surprisingly good at distinguishing different sequences of incoming information according to new research by UCL neuroscientists.

Aug 12, 2010
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