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Archive of Media headlines

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Entrepreneur Stephan Shakespeare announces winners of StartUp Summer 2011

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Stephan Shakespeare, co-founder of YouGov PLC, announces the winners of StartUp Summer 2011 - a scheme to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Read: City AM

Blair and Bush planned Iraq war without second UN vote, letter shows

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) comments on a newly released letter that shows  Britain and the US planned to take action against Saddam Hussein without a second UN resolution. Read: The Guardian

Archaeology experts meet to discuss conference

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UCL Qatar (UCL-Q) and the Museum of Islamic Art recently welcomed an international team of archaeology experts to Doha, to finalise a major conference programme. Read: Gulf Times

Neanderthal survival story revealed in Jersey caves

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Dr Matt Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) discusses the La Cotte cave site on the Channel Island of Jersey as an exceptional long term record of Neanderthal behaviour. Read: BBC News Online

The secret of my success: How five high-flying graduates made it

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UCL Medical School graduate Lalin Navaratne is profiled in a feature article about what it takes to secure a top job in the most elite professions. Read: The Independent

The truth about social smoking

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discusses nicotine addiction and the health myths surrounding 'social smoking'. Read: The Independent

The state of the Libyan justice system

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) discusses the state of the justice system in Libya. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'PM' (from 11min 28s)

Patients not told of epilepsy sleep death

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Professor Simon Shorvon (UCL Institute of Neurology) comments on whether doctors should discuss the risks of sudden unexpected death in people with Epilepsy, known as Sudep, in light of an inquiry into the deaths of two young women with epilepsy. Watch: Channel 4 News

Brain scans could detect Alzheimer's before symptoms develop

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Dr Jonathan Schott (UCL Institute of Neurology) comments on the potential of brain scanning techniques being used to detect patients at risk of dementia before symptoms develop. Read: Daily Telegraph More: Daily Express

Gene therapy is cure for 'boy in the bubble' syndrome

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Gene therapy programmes developed at UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital have given children with rare immune disorders near normal lives. Read: Daily Telegraph More: ICH/GOSH press release Sky News Bloomberg

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