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The shape of things to come in higher education

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Professor Rose Luckin (UCL Institute of Education) comments on how artificial intelligence could be incorporated into teaching practice. Read: THE

Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study

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A study involving UCL researchers found that moderate drinkers are less at risk of a heart attack and some other heart conditions when compared to non-drinkers and heavy drinkers. Co-author Dr Annie Britton (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments. Read: The Guardian, More: The Sun, Independent, Daily Mail, Express

Stem Cell Research and AMD

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Professor Pete Coffey (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) is interviewed about a recent US case of three women who paid for stem cell treatment in a private clinic which left them with virtually no vision, while discussing whether that could happen in the UK. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Touch'

Parenting: How do you help teenagers revise for exams?

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Dr Antonia Cobbald (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) is interviewed about how parents can support their children who are studying for exams. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour'

Lack of drugs available for pregnant women

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Dr Anna David (UCL Institute for Women’s Health) is interviewed about the lack of treatments available for obstetric diseases that affect many pregnant women. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Health’ (from 21 mins 40 secs)

How the capital commutes: London interactive map shows traffic flows

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A map developed by Oliver O’Brien (UCL Geography) shows how many cars, bicycles and other vehicles pass through London intersections at rush hour. Read: Wired

Cryogenic preservation: from single cells to whole organs

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Professor Barry Fuller (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) is interviewed about the current state of research into cryogenic preservation. Listen: The Guardian 'Science Weekly'

Continental European university model ‘under pressure’

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Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) comments on a study suggesting that the continental European university model, typified by expertise in a few disciplinary areas, could be under pressure. Read: THE

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