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Archive of Media headlines

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Twinkle is a project led by Professor Giovanna Tinetti and Dr Marcell Tessenyi (UCL Physics and Astronomy) which is designed to reveal the chemical composition, weather and history of planets orbiting stars: Read: The Guardian

EU Immigrants bring in more money than the take out of the UK

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Discussion on EU referendum which quotes research from Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics) in 2014, which found that immigrants from the ten countries that joined the EU after 2000, bought in more money to the country than they took out between 2001 and 2011. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live, Afternoon Edition (From 14.22)

How the pressure to be perfect is making schoolgirls turn on one another

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Article on perfectionism and emotional problems in school girls, mentions research by Dr Miranda Wolpert (UCL Clinical, Health and Educational Psychology) published in 2015. Read: Daily Mail

Some kids have all the pluck

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Professor Eamon McCory (UCL Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology) is quoted about his research into brain mechanisms, and why these might influence different responses to childhood trauma in children.

In-house legal teams balance profit against morality

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New research from UCL Laws has identified four main groups of in-house lawyers. Read: Financial Times

Apple reveals unencrypted heart of iOS 10 code

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) comments on how Apple are allowing developers to see how the core of their mobile operating systems work for the first time. Read: BBC Online

Blood flow change in brain is clue to Alzheimer’s cause

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Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neuroscience) commented on a new study about Alzeihemers, saying that it may come about as blocked vessels meant the brain struggled to clear build-up of toxic proteins. Read: The Times £

The EU referendum has shown voters to be the irrational creatures they really are

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Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) discusses the complexities of British voting habits with regards to the EU referendum. Read: City AM

Why going to university increases risk of getting a brain tumour

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Dr Amal Khanolkar (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on UCL research which found increased associations between higher socioeconomic position and increased risk of glioma. Read: The MirrorThe Australian, South China Morning Post

Carrot better than stick for unruly teenagers

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Research suggests teenagers need positive encouragement. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute for Cognitive Science) said that it would be good if parents can frame things in more positive terms. Read: The Times £

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