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Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

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Professor Ian Needleman (UCL Restorative Dental Sciences) comments on a study that has found people living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants. Read: BBC News

Pensioners and obesity

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Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the rising levels of obesity among the elderly and retired. Read: Telegraph

Liberal arts builds momentum in the UK

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Commenting on liberal arts and universities, Carl Gombrich (UCL Arts and Sciences) suggests that “making the case for unconventional courses” would be easier if we could answer the question “How can we quantify the value of breadth?” Read: THE

UCL Academy ‘puts right problems’ after disappointing first Ofsted

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The UCL Academy has been praised for “putting right its problems” after being ordered to improve by inspectors earlier this year. Read: Ham & High, More: Camden New Journal

Astronaut Charles J Bolden Jnr visits UCL Academy

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Charles J Bolden Jr, the head of NASA, visited UCL Academy to speak to students about his time in orbit during the 1980s. Read: Camden New Journal, More: UCL News, UCL Events blog

Daggers, pistols and blood bonds: how the Mafia works

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As a former Sicialian Mafia boss living in west London waits to hear if he’ll be extradited to Italy, Professor John Dickie (UCL SELCS) explains what the criminal underworld is really like. Read: Telegraph

Award-winning material set to reduce dental implant failure

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A material co-created by Dr Niall Kent (UCL Chemical Engineering) that could help prevent artificial teeth implants falling out has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s first launchpad competition for young entrepreneurs. Read: The Engineer

UCL and IoE set a date for union

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The UCL council has officially approved its decision to merge with the Institute of Education (IOE) at a meeting on 20 October. Read: THE, More: UCL News

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