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Archive of Media headlines

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Doctors 'unaware' over exercise

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Dr Richard Weiler (UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) leads new research showing half of medical students are not learning about the benefits of exercise. Read: BBC News More: Press Association Daily Telegraph

Elite universities vow to admit more state pupils

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As university access agreements for 2013-14 are agreed by OFFA, the validity of specific state school targets is criticised in some quarters. Read: Daily Mail More: UCL News

Drug-resistant HIV 'on increase' in sub-Saharan Africa

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Dr Ravindra Gupta (UCL Infection & Immunity) discusses the HIV/AIDS research landscape, the challenges of drug-resistance and the chances of finding a cure. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 2min 48sec)

New patient chart to save 6,000 lives a year in the UK

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The introduction of a new standardised way of displaying a patient’s vital signs in hospital could halve avoidable deaths, according to a report led by Dr Bryan Williams (UCL Cardiovascular Science). Read: The Independent More: Daily Telegraph BBC Radio 4 Today (from 1hr 09mins), More info: UCL News

Britain Unleashed: our world-class universities can lead us to prosperity

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If used properly, Britain’s universities can - and will - sustain immediate and long term economic prosperity, says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise). Read: Telegraph

Research intelligence - Government's go-to agency for growth seeds scholarly field

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Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise) comments on the role of the Technology Strategy Board, and the importance of striking a balance between academic and commercial goals when collaborating with businesses. Read: THE

Being too clean is bad for children, says doctor

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Professor Graham Rook (UCL Research Department of Infection) has warned that skimping on cleanliness could let other, dangerous bugs take hold of children’s lives. Read: Gulf Times

Student Shows 2012: UCL Bartlett School of Architecture

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The UCL Bartlett show comes with a burden of expectation where spectacular imagery and futuristic utopias are the expected stereotypes, but more surprising is the emphasis on craft in 2012. Read: Architects' Journal

UCL to host pupils in museums and labs

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UCL's museums and laboratories will host more than 300 secondary school pupils from this September, after delays to the building of their UCL-sponsored academy left them without a school. Read: THE

Pioneering windpipe boy growing into healthy teenager

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“This research should help to convert one-off successes into more widely available clinical treatments for thousands of children with severe tracheal problems worldwide,” says Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute). Read: Telegraph More: ITV News, ABC News, More info: UCL News

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