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Archive of Media headlines

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Abortion, an anti-Christian student union, and the closing of the British mind

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Cristina Odone, former editor of the Catholic Herald, criticises the UCL Union for advising that any future event focusing on the issue of termination needs to have both an anti- and pro-choice speaker, along with an independent chair, to ensure there is a balance to the argument. Read: Telegraph

Surgeons 'cooked' my cancer cells to stop them coming back

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Professor John Kelly (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) talks about how to treat bladder cancer. Read: Daily Mail

Professor produces an abridged version of Ivanhoe

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Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) says that if it’s a way of packaging things for modern times, then it’s rather bad. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Six O’clock News (from 27mins)

Complementary medicine courses in universities: how I beat the varsity quacks

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The teaching of complementary medicine has no place in British universities, says Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Division of Biosciences). Read: Telegraph (1) More: Telegraph (2)

Iron accumulation linked to neurogenerative disease

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Dr Patrick Lewis (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on a study showing that Parkinson's and Alzheimer's could be caused by an accumulation of iron in regions of the brain. Read: Chemistry World

'Toxic' risk of counterfeit cigarettes sold in Sussex

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) says fake cigarettes contain "high levels of toxic heavy metals". Read: BBC News

Brain Likely Encodes the World in Two Dimensions

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“Our subjective sense that our map is three-dimensional is illusory,” says Professor Kate Jeffery (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences). Read: Scientific American More: UCL press release

Putting care in patients’ hands

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“We don’t need new molecular advances in the medicines for asthma,” says Dr Sara Hamilton (UCL Institute of Child Health). “The problem is using the medicines.” Read: Boston Globe

Signs that you are sailing with Captain Catastrophe

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It has become popular to deride the health-and-safety lot. But when you see a broken aircraft in a field, you begin to appreciate the whole point, says Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology). Read: Sunday Times (£)

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about Small World by David Lodge, and looks at readers' responses to the book. Read: Guardian

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