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Archive of Media headlines

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Sweeteners are not bad for you!

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Dr Paul Mulholland, an oncologist at University College London who specialises in brain tumours, says: ‘I am not aware of any risk factors for brain cancer apart from radiation.’  Read: Mail on Sunday

Teaming up with academia

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Damco, one of the world's leading specialists in freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions, teams up with Newcastle, Plymouth, and UCL. Read: Sunday Telegraph

Does working temperature affect productivity?

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Professor Alexi Marmot (UCL Bartlett) discusses the link between optimum working temperatures and productivity. Listen: BBC Radio 4 (from 21.30 mins)

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

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Professor Robin Ali (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), says: "Now that we have proved the proof-of-concept, the road is clear to the first set of clinical trials just to see whether it'll work." Read: Guardian More: UCL News Independent Daily Mail BBC News New Scientist Business Standard

The Royal Male? It's the Best Bet for Delivery

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Dr William James (UCL Biosciences) and Prof Robert Hazell (UCL Political Science) offer their views on the sex of the Royal baby and the state of the constitution, respectively. Read:WSJ More: FT Guardian Telegraph

Deforestation in Africa's Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Deforestation in Central Africa's Congo Basin has fallen by almost a third since 2000. Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) argues the rainforest is still under threat. Read: BBC News Listen: BBC Radio 4

Smoking prevalence among England's adults set to drop below 20%

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health), who co-heads the Smoking Toolkit Study, said: "2013 is going to be... the first year for a hundred years where we're solidly below 20% smoking prevalence in England." Read:Guardian More: Daily Star, Daily Mail, Daily Echo, Telegraph

Prince Andrew backs computer ‘code clubs’ in primary schools

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At the launch of the scheme in Camden City Learning Centre in Somers Town last Wednesday, The Duke of York Prince Andrew said: "Kids aren't just playing games on them anymore, they are learning how to code and make it do things for them." Read: Camden New Journal

Scientists in bid to pinpoint undiscovered MS treatments

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Researchers from UCL and Edinburgh University will test whether medicines for the conditions could benefit certain people with MS Read: Herald More: BBC News

Antibody jab could beat major diseases

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Professor John Greenwood's (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) research has pinpointed a protein responsible for the growth of "bad" blood vessels in the body. Read: Daily Express More: Science Daily NewsMedical UCL News

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