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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.


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Archive of Media headlines

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Cannabis oil row: Boy has epilepsy medication returned

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Dr Michael Bloomfield (UCL Psychiatry) comments that the “current laws are too strict” but the issue of medical marijuana is "far from straightforward". Read: BBC News.

Why millennials are set for an unhealthy middle age

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) comments on research by the Health Foundation think tank, which suggests millennials will become the first generation to suffer worse health than their parents, when they reach middle age. Read: The Times online (£), Comments in print version. More: The Week.

Pupils in meltdown, thinking tougher GCSEs and A-levels will rob them of degree place

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Following a drop in UK 18-year-olds, especially boys, applying for university, Professor Becky Allen (UCL Institute of Education), says it will become a “buyers’ market” with some universities offering incentives, from unconditional offers to iPads. Read: Times (£)

Do dogs recognise their own breeds?

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While dogs can't actively recognise its own breed, Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) argues that they have better social skills than humans and we underestimate them. Read: Mirror

We have hints of a theory beyond quantum physics

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Dr Ciarán Lee (UCL Physics & Astronomy) writes that quantum mechanics might be no more than an approximation for some deeper, more intriguing theory lying just out of reach. Read: New Scientist (£)

Babies most likely to be born at 4am

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Four o'clock in the morning is the time most babies are born spontaneously in England, with the majority arriving between 01:00 and 07:00 finds a study led by Dr Peter Martin (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health). Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, ITV News, Evening Standard, HuffPost UK

High costs and renewables challenge the case for nuclear power

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Criminals can be identified from the microbes they leave behind

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Professor Ruth Morgan (UCL Department of Security & Crime Science) comments on research suggesting that criminals can be identified by microbes they leave at the scene of a crime. Read: New Scientist

We have hints of a theory beyond quantum physics

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Dr Ciarán Lee (UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy) discusses moving beyond quantum mechanics. Read: New Scientist

How GCSE science is failing students – and society

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Professor Louise Archer (UCL Institute of Education) is leading a study of school students in England that tracks their science and career aspirations. Read: The Conversation

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