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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.

We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.

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Online course opens to sharpen start-up minds

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UCL has partnered with Tech City UK, Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and Founder Centric to launch the Digital Business Academy - the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills. Read: Financial Times, More: Telegraph, ITV News, UCL News

Antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year

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Dr Joanna Moncrieff (UCL Psychiatry) comments on new figures which show more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were written last year. Read: Daily Express

The voice of scientific reason has been lost

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Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on the abolishment of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission post, saying: “It is a sad fact that often the last thing politicians like is rational advice”. Read: Independent

City’s former planning chief on why London is ‘unplannable’

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Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) takes a boat trip on the Thames to point out the highs and lows of the capital’s changing skyline. Watch: Financial Times

Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines

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Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (UCL Computer Science) explains how the leak of 600GB of logs from hardware appliances used to filter internet traffic in and out of Syria offered a unique opportunity to examine the workings of a real-world internet censorship apparatus. Read: The Conversation

Landing on a comet

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) who developed one of the instruments on the Rosetta Orbiter says that all the data has been retrieved from its lander Philae and explains what will happen next now Philae has lost power on a comet. Listen: Naked Scientists

New hope for extremely premature babies?

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In a patient-led piece, Professor Neil Marlow (UCL Women's Health) talks about EPICure, a series of studies of survival and later health among babies and young people who were born at extremely low gestations. Watch: Channel 4 News

Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests

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A study involving Dr Georgios Tsakos & Professor Richard Watt (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) found that the poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth than the richest by the time they reach their 70s. Read: BBC News, More: Mirror, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Shropshire Star, Northern Echo, Yorkshire Post

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