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

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How 250,000 Belgium refugees didn't leave a trace

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Christophe Declercq (UCL Translation Studies) discusses the experiences of the tens of thousands of Belgian refugees in World War One who made their homes in the UK. Read: BBC News, More: BBC News (2), BBC News (3)

Stem cells used in landmark therapy for failing sight

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Commenting on the first use of induced pluripotent stem cells as a medical treatment, Professor Mike Cheetham (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) said: “If it goes well, it could be the start of a new era in personalised medicine." Read: New Scientist

Google and Dropbox launch Simply Secure to improve online security

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Dr George Danezis (UCL Computer Science) comments on Simply Secure, an organisation that aims to make security tech easier to use. Read: Guardian

What's spoiling your skin?

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Professor Paul Griffiths (UCL Infection & Immunity) explains the various treatments available to prevent a cold sore forming. Read: Daily Mail

Commercial backing means faster start for clinical trials

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Professor Allan Hackshaw (UCL Cancer Institute) comments on the length of time non-commercial trials can take in comparison to industry-funded clinical trials. Read: THE (£)

eBay redirect attack puts buyers' credentials at risk

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) explains the cross-site scripting (XSS) attack used to compromise eBay earlier this week. Read: BBC News, More: BBC News (2)

The battle for Britain

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Dr Michael Collins (UCL History) says the only way to save ‘Britishness’ will be to fundamentally rethink the way the state works, regardless of the outcome of the Scottish referendum. Read: Financial Times

Going global in your own backyard

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David Travers (UCL Australia) explains why UCL Australia is an attractive option for students from around the world. Read: The Australian (pg 26)

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