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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.

We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.

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Supermarket wars

In a Channel 4 documentary on supermarkets, Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) talks about the changing supermarket shopping habits of consumers. Watch: Channel 4 ‘Dispatches: Supermarket Wars’ (from 11 mins 15 secs) More...

Published: Jul 29, 2014 2:36:22 PM

Sitting down less can cut diabetes risk

New research by Dr Joshua Bell (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that sitting down too much during leisure time increases your risk of diabetes even if you work out regularly. Read: Daily Mail, More: Scotsman More...

Published: Jul 29, 2014 10:27:45 AM

Scientists identify the 'pessimistic' part of the brain

Research led by a team from UCL has pinpointed the area that triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Times (£), ITV, Huffington Post, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Bristol 'Breakfast' (from 48 mins 30 secs)

Published: Jul 29, 2014 10:09:49 AM

The (atrocious) luck of the dinosaurs

Research conducted by a team of international academics, including Dr Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences), has found that dinosaurs may have survived if the asteroid that killed them had struck slightly earlier or later. Read: Forbes More...

Published: Jul 28, 2014 4:00:35 PM