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Archive of Media headlines

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Natural 'back-up system' that could save your heart

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Small by-pass vessels which act as a 'back-up system' for the heart's main arteries reduce mortality of patients with coronary artery disease, according to research led by Dr Pascal Meier (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science). Read: Daily Express, Google, UCL press release

How I fought back

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Professor Joanna Zakrzewska (UCL Eastman Dental Institute) discusses trigeminal neuralgia, a serious but rare condition which can be mistaken for toothache. Read: Guardian (no link available)

Expelliarmus debitum!

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Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Centre for Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine) explains how the Harry Potter novels could be seen as a metaphor for the state of higher education. Read: Times Higher Education

Simple advice improves bowel continence

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Dr Anton Emmanuel (UCL Internal Medicine) highlights the range of options to help alleviate the symptoms of faecal incontinence. Read: Guardian

Smokers get chance to quit with 12p tablets

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Research by Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) shows that the drug Tabex can triple the chances of a smoker quitting their habit. Read: Guardian, FT (£), The Times (£), The Sun, Daily Mail, Time

Healthy, wealthy and wise

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Professor John Martin (UCL Cardiovascular Medicine) prescribes a radical plan to revive UK life sciences while funding universities in their broadest mission. Read: Times Higher Education

The future of 3D printing

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Professor Robert Brown (UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science) discusses the difficulties associated with 3D bio-printing. Listen: BBC World Service's 'Click' (10mins 30s)

Universities 'must set tough targets to recruit poor students'

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The Government's Office for Fair Access (OFFA) says that the most selective institutions must be more "ambitious" in attempts to create a diverse student body. Read: Daily Telegraph (£), Independent,  Guardian, BBC Radio 4's 'Today'

Secretive scents

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An article in Heritage Today profiles the work of Dr Naomi Luxford (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) who is investigating the causes of damage to antique furniture. The piece also highlights the work of UCL's Heritage Smells project. Read: Heritage Today (£), More info: Heritage Smells

Scientists claim that solar power could be harvested

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Dr Alexandra Olaya-Castro (UCL Physics and Astronomy) highlights the potential for harvesting solar power more efficiently before transporting it over long distances using tiny molecular circuits. Read: The Engineer, More info: UCL Press Release

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