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Archive of Media headlines

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Diplomatic thaw with the US is a gift to the Cuban economy

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Dr Emily Morris (UCL Institute of the Americas) explains how the restoration of full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba will change Cuba’s economy. Read: The Conversation

Losing your teeth could be a sign of wider mental and physical decline

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A study led by Dr Georgios Tsakos (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that tooth loss could be an indicator of wider physical and mental decline in older people. Read: Independent

Anti-psychotic drugs given for wrong illnesses

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Research by Professor David Osborn (UCL Psychiatry) has found that more than half of prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs in Britain are for conditions other than serious mental illnesses. Read: Daily Mail

Brain's 'internal compass' found

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A study led by Dr Hugo Spiers and Dr Martin Chadwick (UCL Experimental Psychology) has pinpointed the precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Times (£), Shropshire Star, Times of India, UCL News

Q&A with Graeme Reid

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Professor Graeme Reid (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) discusses his time in Higher Education and as the new chair of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. Read: THE

UCL breaks Oxbridge stranglehold on university research

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Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show UCL has overtaken Cambridge in the league table for research quality ranked by research power rating, placing it 2nd in the UK. Read: Telegraph, More: Times (£), Evening Standard, BBC News, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, City AM, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Scotsman, Courier, Yorkshire Post, TES, THE, Research Professional, UCL News

E-cigarettes do help people quit smoking

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a study which has found that using e-cigarettes can improve smokers’ chances of stopping by about 50 per cent. Read: Daily Mail

Cell therapies

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Dr Emma Morris (UCL Infection & Immunity) has been looking at the use of genetically engineered T Cells that can specifically recognise the protein WT1 - which is overexpresssed in leukemia. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hours 46 mins)

Inside the digital 'Harry Potter' church

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A team led by Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has teamed up with a church in Hackney to create a project aimed at exploring ways to communicate and share "empathy via digital means". Watch: BBC News

The grisly truth about children's cartoons

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A study led by Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry) and University of Ottawa, Canada has found that the main characters in cartoons for children are more than twice as likely to be killed off as those in films for adults. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, Belfast Telegraph, Yorkshire Post, Herald Scotland, Press and Journal, Courier, Globe and Mail, Radio Times, UCL News, Listen: BBC London 94.9 ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour), More: BBC 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 1 hour 56 mins)

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