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

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UCL could link promotion and internationalisation activities

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UCL's new global engagement strategy confirms a move away from a model of branch campuses towards a network of local partnerships and floats ideas such as rewarding staff who help with global goals. Read: THE, More: FT

Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

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The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered and they are 700,000 years older than any tools found before. Dr Ignacio de la Torre (UCL Institute of Archaeology) explains why this is a game-changing find. Read: BBC News

Ovarian cancer patients do better if they have chemotherapy before surgery

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Research led by Matthew Nankivell (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL) finds that women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery. Read: Daily Mirror, More: UCL News

UK children becoming obese at younger ages

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The average age at which people in the UK first become obese is decreasing, according to new research led by Dr Rebecca Hardy (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing). Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail

Young Alzheimer’s sufferers keep memory

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New research led by Dr Josephine Barnes (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) has found that younger sufferers of Alzheimer’s may not display the signs of memory loss that are usually associated with the disease. Read: Times (£)

Plagiarism is a mortal sin and last taboo – or is it?

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Many people contribute to an academic paper and not many are credited. In the words of Pharrell Williams, there are blurred lines, says Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy). Read: Guardian

V&A conservators race to preserve art and design classics in plastic

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UCL and Imperial College have collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum to find ways of saving 20th-century works of art and design featuring plastics, including polyester and polyurethane. Read: Guardian

Politics, medical journals, the medical profession and the Israel lobby

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Professor John Yudkin (UCL Medicine) says that criticism of the Israeli government does not necessarily equate with anti-Semitism. Read: BMJ (£)

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