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Archive of Media headlines

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Scientists sceptical about device that 'remotely detects hepatitis C'

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Professor Massimo Pinzani (UCL Institute of Liver & Digestive Health) comments on C-Fast, a new device developed from bomb detection technology that is said to remotely detect liver disease. It's not a miracle. It works," he said. Read: Guardian Reply: Guardian

Has this blog changed your life?

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) asks readers if his blog has had an impact on their lives. Read: Guardian

The manager is a singer and we’re all in his band

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology) asks if the music world can teach us anything about business management. Read: Sunday Times (£)

Britain's colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

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UCL academics, led by Dr Nick Draper (UCL History), spent three years drawing together 46,000 records of compensation given to British slave-owners into an internet database to be launched for public use on Wednesday. Read: Independent Listen: BBC Focus on Africa (11mins) More: Independent (2) Boing Boing The Voice

Exercise: not just for burning fat

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Professor Paul Foster (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) comments on his own trials that aerobic workouts help to lower ocular perfusion pressure, an important risk factor for glaucoma. Read: Times (£)

The brain is not a pudding; it is an engine

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Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) discusses the bad old days in autism research when mother was to blame, and the frontiers of our new understanding. Read: Guardian

Disabled more likely to become victims of violence

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"Future research should evaluate the effectiveness of violence-prevention programmes in people with disability that address risk factors specific to this group," said Hind Khalifeh (UCL Brain Sciences). Read: Health 24 More: UCL News Vancouver Desi

Imperious critic James Wood is perversely brilliant

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James Wood, chief book critic for The New Yorker, is a great critic, says Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). Read: The Australian

Could technology help catch out lying politicians?

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Professor Anthony Hunter (UCL Computer Science) comments on whether computers could fact check speeches in real time. “I think AI and natural language processing have some way to go to address those problems,” he said. Read: The Engineer

What has the GMC ever done for trainees?

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Dr Laura-Jane Smith (UCL Medical School) looks at what the GMC does and how trainees can make it work for them. Read: BMJ

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