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Archive of Media headlines

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The wonder of Graphene

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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) talks on BBC Radio 4 about the wonder of Graphene. Listen: Inside Science (from 4.00 mins) 

Homeopathic Medicine 

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Pharmacology) discusses homeopathic medicine on Radio 4. Listen here (from 96 mins)

Child cancer survival: an interview with Prof Kathy Pritchard-Jones

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Professor Kathy Pritchard-Jones (UCL Institute of Child Health) argues, "The most rapid way for countries to make progress in improving childhood cancer treatment is to support doctors, nurses and other health professional groups to develop sub-specialist interests and have training opportunities together focused on addressing the needs of children with cancer." Read:News-Medical

Coal Comfort?

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Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, questions the future of coal mining in the UK. Listen: BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 (from 33mins)

David Willetts: our privately funded university revolution

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Universities Minister, David Willetts, writes: "When UCL opened in 1828 it offered a secular alternative to the Oxbridge duopoly, as well as a curriculum with new and practical subjects like modern languages, economics and engineering. It was variously dismissed as “that godless institution on Gower Street” and “a mere lecture bazaar”. Read: Telegraph

Ford Supports New University Technical College For Teenagers

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Together with CEME, the Prospects Learning Foundation (Prospects) and UCL, Ford aims to support Elutec’s mission to be both the first choice for students in the area that wish to pursue a career or interest in engineering and for employers, based on the school’s reputation and results. Read: Auto-Channel

Homophobia and housework: social division in the European Union

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"The lower level of acceptance of homosexuality in Eastern Europe is the cumulative effect of various social and political influences which differ from state to state..." says Dr Richard Mole (UCL SEES) Read: The Conversation

The best time to have a heart attack? When it's a full moon, new studies show

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Researchers at University College London have discovered that the number of epileptic seizures, which are related to electrical activity in the brain, falls when the moon is at its brightest. Read: Daily Mail

At home: biologist Lewis Wolpert on why happiness peaks at 74

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Eight years have passed since the developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert retired from his teaching post at University College London but, at the age of 83, he is emeritus professor of biology at UCL and vice-president of the British Humanist Association, writes books and, until a hip operation several months ago, regularly cycled, ran and played tennis. Read: Financial Times

The great BBQ debate: Charcoal or gas?

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Dr Joseph Devlin, a neuroscientist at University College London, and avid barbecue cook led the investigation. Read: The Times(£)

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