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Archive of Media headlines

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The fascinating secrets buried under the Severn Crossings

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Professor Andrew Reynolds (UCL Archaeology) comments on the discovery of a ruined medieval chapel in Britain at Low Tide on Channel 4. The team also found the wrecks of two barges and an explosion which saw the waters of the Severn ablaze. Read: Wales online

Hope for thousands as stem cell treatment restores eyesight

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Two patients with the most common form of sight loss have had their ability to read restored by transplanted patches of cells taken from human embryos. Read: Daily Telegraph (£) The Times (£) The Guardian BBC

MRI for all men suspected of prostate cancer could save thousands of lives - new UCL study 

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Giving all men with suspected prostate cancer an immediate MRI scan would save thousands of lives a year, the results of a new study suggest. Read: Daily Telegraph (£) The Sun The Times (£) Daily Mail

Brexit creates big challenges for government science advisers. Can universities help?

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Professor Graeme Reid (Chair of the Campaign for Science and Engineering board) writes that improving university-policy collaboration is vital to keep regulations and policy efficient and effective post-Brexit. Read: Guardian

Russian election and succession planning

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Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) comments that “The succession question is already the main question in Russian politics,” following Putin's landslide victory in the Russian election. Listen: BBC Radio London (from 37 mins 51 secs), Read: New Republic

Women's history month: The Slade's prize-winning women artists lost in the gaps of art history

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A new exhibition at UCL Art Museum entitled Prize & Prejudice reveals how young female artists won all the prizes at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art in 1918 and curator Helen Downes explains why their work is worth celebrating. Read: Evening Standard, More: UCL News

Why Putin is taking the chance to show his electoral muscle

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Professor Pete Duncan (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) explains that Putin needs not just to win the election, as he will, but to make the population believe in the legitimacy of his election. Read: The Times (£)

Why women with HIV are persistently invisible – and how we can challenge it

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Visiting Professor Theo Gordon (UCL History of Art), writes that ‘it was not until 1993 that AIDS, as defined by the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC), included opportunistic infections specific to womens’ bodies. Read: The Conversation

Britons have reason to be fearful after spy's poisoning

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Commenting on news that a former Russian spy was probably poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent, Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) states that the level of toxicity of nerve agents ‘is such that they are only to be manufactured in specialised facilities.’ Read: LA Times

Stone tools push back dawn of thinking man by 20,000 years

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) comments on new traces of the technological revolution in Kenya stating ‘it is now clear that the shift to a harsher landscape had pushed ancient humans to adapt or die’. Read: The Times (£) 

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