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Archive of Media headlines

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Artificial pheromone controls invasive ant dance

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A powdered pheromone developed in collaboration with researchers at UCL has been used in a new installation called Ant Ballet. Read: New Scientist More: Bartlett news

A chinking time bomb

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According to research by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) men are twice as likely to perish as women; and, despite drinking less than middle-class professionals, people who live in grimey neighbourhoods are three times more likely to die than those who live in leafy suburbs. Read: Economist

How keeping children too clean can wreck their immune systems

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Prof. Graham Rook (UCL Department of Infection) urged parents not to deliberately let hygiene standards slip in a bid to make their children healthier, as skimping on cleanliness could let other dangerous bugs take hold. Read: Daily Mail

Higher birthweight 'linked to grandmother gene'

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Prof. Gudrun Moore (UCL Institute of Child Health) and colleagues have found that a gene variant could contribute up to 155g (5.5oz) to a child's birthweight. Read: BBC News Daily Mail Daily Mirror More info: UCL News

Mother tongue: The latest push to prevent the British becoming ever more monolingual

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Knowing a foreign language enables people to appreciate different cultures, says Professor Michael Worton (UCL Vice-Provost, International). Read: Economist

Athletes screened for heart problems

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At UCL students can get their hearts checked for free by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Youth (CRY). Watch: CNN

Climate science: At the storm front

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Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) gets to grips with a climate scientist's account of a conflict that began with a graph. Read: Nature

Lady Justice Hallett: Judges are only human

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In a speech delivered last week at UCL, Lady Justice Hallett said that the “constant barrage” of personal attacks could one day prevent judges from making “brave but just” decisions. Read: Telegraph

Freed hostage Judith Tebbutt 'very courageous'

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It was likely ''a lot of people clubbed together'' to raise the ransom money, says Professor Iain Stevenson (UCL Information Studies). Watch: BBC News

Heart attacks could be predicted in advance

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There is much better evidence that large clotting agents known as platelets building up in the blood can cause the onset of heart attacks, says Professor John Martin (UCL Cardiovascular Medicine). Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail

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