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Archive of Media headlines

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Patent wars: affordable medicines versus intellectual property rights

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Professor David Taylor (UCL School of Pharmacy) comments on whether India should spend more on healthcare and improving access to medicines. Read: BMJ

Watkin's tower

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Bryan Cahill (UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) and a team of student engineers create a model of Sir Edward Watkin's unsucessful 'Watkin's Tower' in Wembley, London. Watch: BBC 'The One Show' (from 20 minutes)

The not-so Northern Lights

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Dr Lucie Green (UCL Department of Space & Climate Physics) explains how the aurora borealis were visible further south than usual earlier this week. Read: Daily Mail

Nerc casts wide net for science funding ideas

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Professor Donald Braben (UCL Department of Earth Sciences) comments on NERC's plan to seek suggestions from industry and the public on strategic priorities. Read: THE

Newly infected mothers are more likely to pass HIV on to babies

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Dr Claire Thorne (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses how mother to child HIV transmission is more common in those recently diagnosed. Read: The Conversation

Jersey site that was last Neanderthal home is studied

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Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) comments on assessing storm damage to La Cotte in St Brelade, Jersey - an ice age site said to be one of the last known places Neanderthals lived. Read: BBC News

Social smokers underestimate risks

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Research led by Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) has shown that part-time smokers average 37 cigarettes a week but only one in four worry their tobacco intake will harm their health. Read: Guardian, More: Times

Desert Island Discs: Professor Hugh Montgomery

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Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL Clinical Physiology) was ‘castaway’ on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs over the weekend. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Desert Island Disks'

Living with water: four buildings that will withstand flooding

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In light of the recent flooding experienced in some areas of the UK, Sofie Pelsmakers (UCL Energy Institute) outlines how we can adapt existing buildings and build new ones differently to minimise damage to property. Read: The Conversation

Royal Tudor foundation stone rediscovered at UCL

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The stone marking Henry VIII's foundation of the Royal Naval Dockyard at Deptford 500 years ago has been rediscovered behind a false wall at UCL. Read: ITV News, More: This is Local London, UCL News

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