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Archive of Media headlines

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How did my dad's Uber account get hacked?

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Following a purported hack of taxi app Uber, Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) explains how hackers gain access to accounts. Read: BBC News

Bartlett retakes title of best university to study architecture

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The UCL Bartlett has returned to the top of The Guardian’s annual league of UK architecture schools. Read: Architects Journal (£)

Bartlett demolition phase completes

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Work has completed on the demolition phase of Hawkins\Brown’s revamp of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. Read: Architects Journal (£)

Launch of Open Access UCL Press

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UCL will launch UCL Press on 4 June, the first “fully Open Access university press in the UK”. Read: The Bookseller, More: UCL News

MS: four in five multiple sclerosis sufferers in UK are misdiagnosed

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Professor Alan Thompson (UCL Brain Sciences) explains why a prompt and accurate diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can enable a person to better understand and manage their condition. Read: Guardian, More: Sky News

The Science of Glass

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Professor Paul McMillan (UCL Chemistry) helps to explain what happens when the substance glass is made from moves from a molten state to its hard, transparent phase. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’

Conservative education plans are poetic - but are they practical?

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Professor Chris Husbands (UCL Institute of Education) considers whether the new government has the right tools to take on failing and coasting schools. Read: The Conversation

My Head

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Dr Alexander Leff (UCL Brain Repair & Rehabilitation) explains why it is crucial to set a rehabilitation goal following a brain trauma. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘My Head’ (from 17 mins 37 secs)

Drugs to keep people with HIV alive should be given without delay

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A major international study involving the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, including Professor Ab Babiker and Dr Alejandro Arenas-Pinto (both MRC CTU at UCL), has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner. Read: Guardian, More: UCL News

Constitutional bills

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) discusses what makes a bill constitutionally important and why such legislation can be harder to pass through the House of Commons. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 55 mins)

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