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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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Archive of Media headlines

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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

Do the media talk down to teenagers over drugs?

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Professor Valerie Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains how young people are being let down by media reporting on the dangers of drugs. Read: Channel 4 News

Why do academics dress so badly? (Answer: they are too happy)

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Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) describes how Marx can be used to explain academic’s clothing choices. Read: Guardian

London's most influential people 2014: Innovators

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Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) and Dr Molly Crockett (UCL Institute of Neurology) have been named in the Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential Londoners 2014 list. Read: Evening Standard

Teenagers' heavy cannabis use 'impairs intelligence'

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Research led by Claire Mokrysz (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) has found that teenagers who are regular cannabis users by the age of 15 risk "impairing" their educational ability but occasional use does not seem linked to reduced achievement. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail

Olfactory cell transplant

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Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on the olfactory cell transplant pioneered by Professor Geoffrey Raisman (UCL Brain Repair & Rehabilitation) and the need for further trials to insure the treatment is safe and efficacious. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 56 mins)

Tiny tubes in your neck that could cut the risk of a stroke

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Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led Professor Martin Brown (UCL Brain Repair & Rehabilitation). Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News

UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function

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