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Archive of Media headlines

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Curse of the Pharaoh's DNA

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Dr Helen Donoghue (UCL Research Department of Infection) gives her opinion about the feasibility of sequencing DNA from an Egyptian mummy. Read: Nature News

Mathematical model reveals how tattoos age

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Dr Ian Eames (UCL Mechanical Engineering) devises a mathematical model to show how tattoos will age over time. Read: The Guardian More coverage: New Scientist, Financial Times, Daily Mail and other national and international outlets

Stem cell cures under threat from EU court

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A ruling by the EU threatens future stem cell research, including Professor Pete Coffey's (UCL Institute of Opthalmology) work on curing blindess.  Read: The Daily Telegraph More coverage: Independent, Guardian, The Times

Do we need to be defensive about arts and humanities?

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Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) makes a philosophical argument for preserving arts and humanities departments.  Read: Guardian

HIV can help fight disease

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Interview with Professor Mary Collins (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) about her trials showing HIV can be used to treat disease. Read: The Observer

Have we found the God Particle?

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics and Astronomy) discusses rumours that the Higgs particle has been found at CERN.  Watch: Channel 4 News More coverage: Guardian

Aurora from Saturn moon 'circuit'

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL MSSL) explains the Cassini spacecraft discovery of a beam of electrons between Saturn and Enceladus. Read: BBC News Online More coverage: BBC Radio 4 'Material World', Daily Mail, Wired

Talking history

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Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History) talks about the life and work of famous historian AJP Taylor.  Listen: Newstalk Ireland

Rapid influx of new peers has made House of Lords too full

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A report by the UCL Constitution Unit warns that the volume of House of Lords appointments may impact negatively on parliament.  Read: The Guardian More coverage: BBC Radio 4 'Today', The Independent, Reuters, BBC News Online

Measuring middle C: how musicians achieved perfect pitch

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Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains how middle C, like all measurements, is not fixed.  Read: The Daily Telegraph

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