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Archive of Media headlines

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Testing for Dementia

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute for Neurology) comments on questions used in tests for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

Bus Advert Row

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TFL has rejected a bus advert claiming gay people can be 'cured' on the basis that it is offensive. "There's no evidence that homosexuality is a disorder that need cure," says Professor Michael King (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit). Listen: BBC Radio London Breakfast Show (from 2 hours, 35 mins)

Migration to the UK down by a third

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Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that net migration to the UK actually fell by a third last year. "I wouldn't be at all surprised if the numbers continued to fall over the next year or two," says Professor John Salt (UCL Geography). Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live (from 2 hours, 27 mins)

Understanding Tumour Diversity

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"Every cancer cell in a tumour is different from its neighboring cancer cell," says Professor Charlie Swanton (UCL Cancer Institute).  Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live (from 2 hours, 49 mins)

My virtual body double

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The Virtual Physiological Human project aims to build models that can mimic biological systems. "At some point, we will have a virtual human," says Professor Peter Coveney (UCL Chemistry), whose blood-flow simulator is an example. Read: New Scientist

Funding councils begin open-access consultation

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The final policy on open access needs to be "consistent, rational, realistic and - crucially - not discriminate against excellent research outputs," says Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost for Research). Read: THE

International strategy runner up: University College London

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UCL International Strategy was awarded runner up in the Guardian University Awards Ideas Bank. Read: Guardian

Should we have faith?

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A study led by Professor Michael King (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) found that, in the UK, people that described themselves as spiritual were three times more likely to have an episode of depression. Listen: BBC World Service

Italian Elections

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Professor John Foot (UCL Italian) comments on the Italian general election which delivered no clear overall winner. Broadcast on BBC News (no link available)

Is Dennis Tito planning a manned mission to Mars in 2018?

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"Even if this was Nasa saying it was sending a crew to Mars, I would be amazed if they thought they could pull it off so soon,” says Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology). Read: Guardian More: Guardian (2)

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