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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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Surgeon casts doubt that breast cancer screening saves lives

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The benefits accrued by picking up tumours early were wiped out by the long-term damage caused by radiotherapy, says Professor Michael Baum (UCL Research Department of General Surgery). Read: Telegraph

After 300 years, British monarchs can once again marry Catholics

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Lifting the ban on British monarchs marrying Catholics will not change the fundamental fact that Catholics cannot assume the throne themselves, says Dr Bob Morris (UCL Constitution Unit). Read: Yahoo News

Drive: Journeys Through Film, Cities and Landscapes

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Professor Iain Borden (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) explores the experience of driving cars as a way of encountering landscapes and cities and looks at how driving is portrayed in cinema. Read: Telegraph

The Future of Crime

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Ray Purdy (UCL Laws) talks about how technology could shape the future of crime. Read: Vice

Cancer victim growing a new nose in his arm

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A British businessman who lost his nose to cancer is growing a new one in his arm. Read: Daily Mail More: Mirror Independent Fox News Telegraph Belfast Telegraph NY Daily News Sun Metro

New UCL department aims to bridge STEM policy gap

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University College London is set to establish a department of science, technology and engineering policy from September 2013. Read: THE More: Research Fortnight UCL News

Blood screening that is preventing heart attacks – but not in England

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“Comprehensive cascade testing has been successfully trialled in Wales and must urgently be adopted throughout the UK," says Professor Steve Humphries (UCL Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics). Read: Guardian More: BHF video

University Challenge

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In another second-round match, University College, London plays Jesus College, Oxford for a place in the quarter-finals. Watch: BBC 2 University Challenge

Abraham Lincoln

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Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) discusses Abraham Lincoln ahead of the release of Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated biopic. Listen: BBC Radio 3 Night Waves (from 11 mins) More: Sonic Shocks History Today UCL Video

Boris Johnson says snow casts doubt on climate change science

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on the sun’s role in climate change. Read: Guardian More: Carbon Brief

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