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Archive of Media headlines

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Chemical in bad breath 'influences' dental stem cells

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Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on research which has used hydrogen sulphide to help convert stem cells from human teeth into liver cells. Read: BBC News

Oxfam's Shelflife links goods with past using QR Codes

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"We want to make every Oxfam shop into an interactive social museum," says Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). Read: BBC News

All the evidence is against this bill

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One does not have to be an intuitivist to oppose this bill when the empirical evidence is firmly in favour of its withdrawal, says Jeff Round (UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health). Read: FT (£)

It takes more than a day to see how the other half lives

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Every now and then, we like to play at role reversal. Take the leap-year tradition of allowing, even encouraging, women to propose to men, says Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology). Read: Sunday Times (£)

Mixed-up five-year-olds and the alarming growth of the gender identity industry

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“The worry is that reversible treatments [such as hormone blocking drugs] can sometimes have irreversible effects,” says Professor Russell Viner (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Daily Mail

Can science ever explain consciousness?

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Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the emerging scientific understanding of this mysterious human faculty. Listen: Guardian Science Weekly Guardian (2)

Climate change will shake the Earth

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A changing climate isn't just about floods, droughts and heatwaves. It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes too, says Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: Guardian

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, and looks at readers' responses to the book. Read: Guardian

Azad Khan: prime mover behind NCD programmes in Bangladesh

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Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) says Azad Khan, who will receive an honorary fellowship from UCL this year, is "one of the most impressive global health leaders I have met." More: The Lancet

Pioneering academics to be honoured by Queen

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The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has received a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, presented at Buckingham Palace this week. Read: Telegraph More: The Times

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