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Archive of Media headlines

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The true toll of that festive tipple

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Alcohol masks warning signals from other parts of your body, affecting your natural self-protection mechanisms, says Professor Paul Wallace (UCL Primary Care & Population Health). Read: Daily Mail

Panic buyers set to spark a Christmas Eve shopping surge

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology) comments on the risks of leaving Christmas shopping too late. Read: Daily Express

A Child who lives in the shadows

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Professor Julie Daniels (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) talks about keratopathy, and the role of the cornea in the eye. Read: Daily Express

Learning to smile for first time, the boy born with a frozen face

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Adriaan Grobbelaar (UCL General Surgery) talks about a pioneering 12-hour operation in which he transplanted muscle tissue to the face of a boy with Moeibus syndrome. Read: Evening Standard

Sun 'stops chickenpox spreading'

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Professor Judy Breuer (UCL Infection & Immunity) says that while UV could be contributing to the differences in the prevalence of chickenpox, there are also other factors. Read: BBC News

High-energy lifestyles led to evolution of the sexes

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Zena Hadjivasiliou (UCL CoMPLEX) on how mitochondria, and high-energy demands, led to the evolution of only two sexes. Read: Planet Earth Online More: UCL News

Christmas University Challenge: 'I’m going to have to hurry you...’

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Lucy Jones, a UCL English graduate, talks about representing UCL on Christmas University Challenge. Read: Telegraph

200 years on, why Jane Austen's lovers find new reasons for their passion

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) comments on the relationships between Austen’s lovers, and why Mansfield Park is different. Read: Guardian

Inexplicable Particle: Why Even I'm a Higgs Bozo

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Author Matt Ridley on Professor David Miller’s (UCL Physics & Astronomy) Thatcherian Higgs Boson analogy, and quasi-political description of the Higgs field. Read: Wall Street Journal

'We want to prevent people getting dementia'

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Following a £20million gift from The Wolfson Foundation to establish a new neurodegeneration research centre, Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute of Neurology) comments on the work it will carry out. Read: BBC More: UCL press release

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