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Archive of Media headlines

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UCLB launches new guide for translating university knowledge into Social Enterprise

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From ideas to social enterprise: a guide to utilising university intellectual property for the benefit of society’ was developed collaboratively by UCL, UnLtd, UCL Business PLC (UCLB) and STORM® Skills Training CIC. Read: Science Business

Forensic science: how to turn your classroom into a CSI lab

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Shivani Lamba writes about Forensic Outreach, an educational organisation affiliates with the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science. Read: Guardian

We shall not be moved: residents give their verdict on life on the Aylesbury Estate

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"There were problems in the construction, but the bigger problem was that they didn’t build the maintenance costs into the finance structure," said Dr Ben Campkin (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture). Read: Evening Standard

A Trip Around Mars with Kevin Fong

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Space medicine expert and presenter Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) embarks on a tour of the imagination through some of the most dramatic vistas on Mars. Read: Radio Times

Twitter map of London

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A map produced by Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysisi) and Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) was featured in the centre page of the Guardian. Photo (no link available)

Are you hormones making you fat

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"Men with disproportionate tummy fat and symptoms of weakening erections and loss of interest in sex are worth testing for testosterone deficiency," said Professor Pierre-Marc Bouloux (UCL Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics). Read: Daily Mail

Migration crackdown 'is smoke and mirrors '

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"On the whole it is a package that is trying to deal with abuse rather than saying anything new about immigration per se," said Professor John Salt (UCL Migration Research Unit). Read: Daily Mail

How to shave minutes off your marathon time

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Ian Masri (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science), has recruited 30 runners who are attempting spring marathons wearing either no shoes or minimalist “footgloves”. He says: “A lot of people are choosing this form of running because they had injuries in conventional shoes. Done properly it can be helpful for knee problems, but the ankle and calf sustain greater loads, which is probably why we see more lower leg and foot injuries in people who run marathons barefoot.” Read: Telegraph

Rich Russians Hurt By Cyprus Bank Bailout

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Professor Alena Ledeneva (UCL Social Sciences) comments on the culture of the ultra rich in Russia, and the role they played in Cyprus' economy. Listen: NPR

The case for Cypriot national equity

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Cyprus should stop attempting to resolve 21st century problems with 20th century solutions, says Chris Cook (UCL Institute for Security & Resilience Studies). Read: FT

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