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Archive of Media headlines

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Parents, stop nagging kids not to forget – set visual cues instead

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Dr Sam Gilbert (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) has contributed to a study suggesting how children can be encouraged to remember things more. Read: The Conversation

Brexit: German universities among those poised to benefit if researchers and funding shift

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Dr Aline Courtois (UCL Institute of Education) has contributed to research showing academics and universities in Germany could make significant gains as Brexit changes the European higher education landscape. Read: The Conversation

Survey suggests people receive 34,000 messages per year

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) says smartphones allow us greater control over our lives. Read: Daily Mail, More: ITV News

Anti-depressants: major study finds they work

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Professor Glyn Lewis (UCL Psychiatry) says a new major study on anti-depressants provides 'compelling evidence' for their effectiveness. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail

Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers

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Professor Mike Parker Pearson (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) have been involved in an international study showing the ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers around 4,500 years ago. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, Daily Mail

Ageing and immunity

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Professor Arne Akbar and Dr Emma Chambers (both UCL Infection & Immunity) discuss the impact of ageing on the immune system and why our defences decline as we get older. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Health' (from 9 mins 50 secs) 

Cancer drugs could treat rare blood-vessel disorder

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Dr Veronica Kinsler (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) has led research, discovering the genetic cause of a blood-vessel disorder that can cause deadly bleeds and stroke. Read: BBC News, More: BBC World Service 'The Newsroom' (from 16 mins 33 secs), BBC Radio 4 'Six O'Clock News' (from 22 mins 45 secs)

Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns

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Professor Robert Howard (UCL Psychiatry) says a new research paper shows that alcohol misuse and dependence are very potent risk factors for the development of dementia. Read: Guardian, More: Mail Online

Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks

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Dr Rodwan Abouharb (UCL Political Science) says as global human rights scrutiny increases, governments get rid of political opponents by making them forcibly disappear. Read: Conversation

Issues in energy distribution

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) discusses his work advising the UK Government on electricity supply, and current issues in energy distribution. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' (from 10 mins 32 secs)

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