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


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Media headlines

Brexit Worsens U.K. Energy Supply Risk as Coal Closures Loom

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the risk that leaving the EU will adversely affect the UK’s energy market. Read: Washington Post

UCL scientists create painless prostate cancer test

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Dr Andrew Feber (UCL Cancer Biology) comments on his project developing a blood test for prostate cancer that could save hundreds of thousands of men per year from undergoing painful biopsies. Read: Evening Standard

The power of coming out: forging an identity through adversity

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Professor Michael King (UCL Psychiatry) is cited in a column on the mental resilience of gay men and lesbians as a product of survival strategies in the face of prejudice. Read: The Guardian

The Supervet Bionic Specials

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Dr Gordon Blunn (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) is featured on ‘The Supervet’ for growing cartilage cells in his lab for an operation to repair a dog’s shoulder. Watch: Channel 4 ‘The Supervet’

Rio 2016: Support as China's Fu Yuanhui breaks period taboo

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Georgie Bruinvels (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) discusses her research finding the majority of sportswomen say their menstrual cycles affect their performance, and how the topic is seen as a taboo. Read: BBC News, More: The Guardian

International and postgraduate fees survey, 2016

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UCL President Michael Arthur expresses concerns about the negative impacts of a drop in EU recruitment. Read: Times Higher Education

How to be creative

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Dr Sarah Harvey (UCL School of Management) discusses how creativity can be taught and fostered in organisations. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’

How technology is transforming healthcare

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Dr Rishi Mandavia (UCL Ear Institute) discusses a smart phone attachment that uses the phone’s camera to image the inside of the human ear. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Click’

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