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Section 230 Preempts Contract Breach Claims–Morton v. Twitter

This case involves the model Genevieve Morton. She created nude images and sold them at her website. An interloper, SpyIRL, tweeted some of the images. Morton asked Twitter to remove the images and suspend the accounts. Twitter removed the images but didn’t immediately remove the associated tweets or suspend the accounts. Morton sued SpyIRL and Twitter for the following claims: copyright, FOSTA, publicity rights, Lanham Act false advertising, privacy invasion, defamation, “contractual fraud,” N...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Law, Youtube, Court, Paypal, Copyright, Noah, Aol, Enigma, Ucl, Zillow, Grindr, Malwarebytes


UCL scientists use AI to identify three new multiple sclerosis subtypes

Scientists at UCL have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify three new multiple sclerosis (MS) subtypes. Researchers say the groundbreaking findings will help identify those people more likely to have disease progression and help target treatments more effectively.
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New multiple sclerosis subtypes identified using artificial intelligence

Scientists at UCL have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify three new multiple sclerosis (MS) subtypes. Researchers say the groundbreaking findings will help identify those people more likely to have disease progression and help target treatments more effectively.
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Fight for Sight funds research to explore gene editing as treatment for inherited retinal diseases

Fight for Sight is funding cutting-edge research at UCL, which will explore whether gene editing could be used to repair faults in genes for some inherited retinal diseases.
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Ancient computer found in shipwreck decoded by scientists

Today, if you want to know when the next solar eclipse is going to be, you turn to Google. If you lived in ancient Greece, though, you might have used a device now known as the Antikythera mechanism.Considered the world's first analog computer, this marvel of ancient engineering used dozens of bronze gears to predict the positions of the Moon, Sun, and five planets, as well as the timing of solar and lunar eclipses.Divers discovered the Antikythera mechanism while exploring a Roman-era shipwreck...
Tags: Google, Astronomy, Space, Science, Greece, Earth, Computers, Innovation, Planets, Saturn, Ucl, Venus, Babylon, University College London UCL, Sun Moon, National Archaeological Museum


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson has 'seen nothing to dissuade him from continuing along roadmap to freedom'; Philippines imposes stricter conditions

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.34pm GMT Boris Johnson has attributed the UK’s vaccine success to “capitalism” and “greed”. Thoug...
Tags: Health, UK, India, US, Society, World news, Philippines, NHS, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Ucl, Serum, Reuters, Novavax, Mariana Mazzucato, Serum Institute


Testing of primary school pupils promotes culture of division, say experts

A fear of poor SATs results is driving headteachers to separate pupils by ability despite the impact on children's self-esteem and confidence, according to a study by researchers from UCL published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Sociology of Education.
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Experts recreate a mechanical Cosmos for the world's first computer

Researchers at UCL have solved a major piece of the puzzle that makes up the ancient Greek astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera Mechanism, a hand-powered mechanical device that was used to predict astronomical events.
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Targeted screening for prostate cancer could prevent one in six deaths

A national screening programme targeted at those men who are genetically pre-disposed to prostate cancer, and involving a blood test and MRI scan before an invasive biopsy, could prevent one in six prostate cancer deaths and significantly reduce over-diagnosis, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
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High rates of mental health disorder among all health and social care groups

Almost 60% of frontline health and social care workers (HSCWs) experienced a mental health disorder during the first COVID-19 lockdown, with many suffering "very high rates of distress", suggests a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Haifa, Israel.
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Researchers reveal process behind harmful glial cell change in motor neurone disease

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL have identified the trigger of a key cellular change in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of motor neurone disease. The findings could help develop new treatments for many neurological diseases with the same change, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Tags: Science, Ucl, Parkinson, Francis Crick Institute


​These light-emitting "smart" tattoos could act as medical monitors

Researchers at UCL and IIT have created a temporary tattoo that contains the same OLED technology that is used in TVs and smartphones.This technology has already been successfully applied to various materials including glass, food items, plastic, and paper packaging. This advance in technology isn't just about aesthetics. "In healthcare, they could emit light when there is a change in a patient's condition - or, if the tattoo was turned the other way into the skin, they could potentially be comb...
Tags: Health, Design, Technology, Sports, Data, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Ucl, Prosthetics, Product Design, IIT, Human body, IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Franco Cacialli, UCL Scientists at University College London UCL


Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse more common in LGB people

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB*) people are significantly more likely to have mental health conditions and report alcohol and drug misuse than heterosexual people - according to a new study led by UCL researchers in collaboration with the University of East Anglia and City, University of London.
Tags: Science, Ucl, University of East Anglia, LGB


Tropical paper wasps babysit for neighbours

Wasps provide crucial support to their extended families by babysitting at neighbouring nests, according to new research by a team of biologists from the universities of Bristol, Exeter and UCL published today [15 February] in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Tags: Science, Ucl, Bristol Exeter


Chinese spice provides insight into how human brains detect and perceive touch

New insight into how human brains detect and perceive different types of touch, such as fluttery vibrations and steady pressures, has been revealed by UCL scientists with the help of the ancient Chinese cooking ingredient, Szechuan pepper.
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Chinese spice helps unravel the mysteries of human touch

New insight into how human brains detect and perceive different types of touch, such as fluttery vibrations and steady pressures, has been revealed by UCL scientists with the help of the ancient Chinese cooking ingredient, Szechuan pepper.
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Air pollution linked to higher risk of sight loss from AMD

Air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age related macular degeneration (AMD), reveals a large long term study led by UCL researchers, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
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Simple vision tests can predict Parkinson's dementia before it begins

Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study by UCL researchers.
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Eye tests predict Parkinson's-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead

Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study by UCL researchers.In a related study, the researchers also found that structural and functional connections of brain regions become decoupled throughout the entire brain in people with Parkinson's disease, particularly among people with vision problems.
Tags: Science, Ucl, Parkinson


University College London apologises for role in promoting eugenics

Links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton a source of ‘deep regret’ to institutionUniversity College London has expressed “deep regret” for its role in the propagation of eugenics, alongside a promise to improve conditions for disabled staff and students and a pledge to give “greater prominence” to teaching the malign legacy of the discredited movement.The formal apology for legitimising eugenics – the advocacy of selective breeding of the population often to further racist or discrimina...
Tags: Students, Education, Race, UK News, History, Higher Education, Universities, University administration, Ucl, University College London, Francis Galton, UCL (University College London, Higher education policy, institutionUniversity College London


Heat treatment during chemotherapy is more effective at destroying cancer cells

Heating up cancer cells while targeting them with chemotherapy is a highly effective way of killing them, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
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Covid: UCL tells students to not return to campus

University College London says students will not return to campus until at least the end of February.
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Study: COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to avoidable heart-related deaths in England

Lower rates of hospital attendance for urgent heart problems during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to avoidable deaths in England, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
Tags: Health, England, Ucl, COVID


COVID-19: avoiding hospital caused heart disease death rise

Lower rates of hospital attendance for urgent heart problems during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to avoidable deaths in England, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
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Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

A pioneering new eye test, developed by scientists at UCL in collaboration with the Western Eye Hospital, London, may predict wet AMD, a leading cause of severe sight loss, three years before symptoms develop.
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AI-supported test predicts eye disease three years before symptoms

A pioneering new eye test, developed by scientists at UCL in collaboration with the Western Eye Hospital, London, may predict wet AMD, a leading cause of severe sight loss, three years before symptoms develop, finds a new study in Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics.
Tags: Science, Amd, Ucl, Western Eye Hospital London


No association between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré syndrome

Neuroscientists at UCL have found no significant association between COVID-19 and the potentially paralysing and sometimes fatal neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Tags: Science, Ucl, COVID


Flightless birds more common globally before human-driven extinctions

There would be at least four times as many flightless bird species on Earth today if it were not for human influences, finds a study led by UCL researchers, published in Science Advances.
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Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction The post Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Eff, Land, Rights, National, Parliament, Ucl, Farms, Eviction, ANC, Top Six, South Africa (country, Tshepiso Mabula, Association For Rural Advancement, Farm Dwellers, Bonginkosi Gumede, Clarissa Pienaar


Camilla Pang: 'You have to acknowledge the hilarity of what it is to be human'

Prize-winning author Camilla Pang talks about her autism and ADHD diagnoses and her desire to challenge myths about neurodiversityThis month Camilla Pang won the Royal Society book prize for her debut, Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships. She has a PhD in bioinformatics from UCL and works as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr Pang was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of eight and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at 26.Why did you d...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Neuroscience, Society, Autism, Culture, Ucl, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Pang, Science and nature books, Mind And Body Books, Camilla Pang