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Archive of Media headlines

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Margin Notes Shed New Light on Renaissance Anatomy Masterpiece

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"This book is his work bench as much as the dissecting table," said Professor Vivian Nutton (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology). Read: Yahoo News

Give yourself the X factor by creating a test for talent

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) ask whether psychometric testing is a modern version of reading tea leaves or an indispensable tool in training, selection and marketing? Read: Sunday Times (£)

20 children may have died needlessly at heart unit

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Leeds General Infirmary was told to close the unit on Thursday after the NHS’s most senior doctor became increasingly alarmed at care of children with cardiac conditions. Sir Roger Boyle (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science), head of a central unit which analyses NHS cardiac mortality data said: “The data we saw on Wednesday was preliminary but we saw a trajectory for Leeds which is very different from the other hospitals - it was at least twice the national average.” Read: Telegraph

Mixed Results On Computer-based Support For Diabetes

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Dr Kingshuk Pal (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) said, "Our review shows that although popular, computer-based diabetes self-management interventions currently have limited evidence supporting their use. There are also few studies looking at cost-effectiveness or long-term impact on patient health." Read: Nature World News More: Newsmax Health Medical News Today

Italian Election

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"Italy needs to elect a new president, but Parliament does that, and it will be very important to see who that is," said Professor John Foot (UCL Italian). Listen: BBC Radio 4's World at One (from 30 mins)

How to break up with someone

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Dr Petra Boynton (UCL Medical School) offers some clear advice how to break up with someone when it's just no longer working. Read: Telegraph More: Irish Independent

UK immigration

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"We found that A8 immigrants are 60% less likely than natives, UK born natives, to claim housing benefits or to receive benefits tranfer," said Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics). Watch: BBC News More: BBC Radio 4's The Report (from 22 mins)

You Are Feeling Very ... Uncertain

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“There are of course some dramatic liberties taken, but the basic facts of hypnosis are correct." said Professor David Oakley (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) and a consultant on Danny Boyle's latest film 'Trance.' Read: New York Times

Social network? We'd rather take the bus, say teens

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Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London have found group outings are essential for fostering friendships. Read: Evening Standard More: The Atlantic

Middle East Enders: meet the Qataris hoovering up London

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The Qatar Foundation, an educational trust run by Sheikha Mozah, has lured top UK universities, such as University College London, to establish local campuses in Doha. Read: Evening Standard

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