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Celebrating science at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

UCL, in collaboration with the EPSRC, organised the two day Spark Festival to celebrate engineering and science at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Read: Newham Recorder

Professional bodies should provide accreditation of healthcare services to improve patient safety

Narinder Kapur (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) says bodies such as the UK royal colleges and related professional organisations should develop systems for peer review of clinical services to drive up quality. Read: BMJ

Homework

Professor Sue Hallam (UCL Institute of Education) looks at the effectiveness of homework. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Daily’ (from 1 hour 44 mins)

Boosting your child's IQ

Professor Yvonne Kelly (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the impact irregular bedtimes can have on children’s cognitive abilities. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Bringing Up Britain’ (from 27 mins 15 secs)

Too much time in space is threat to astronauts’ health

Professor Arne Akbar (UCL Infection & Immunity) comments on a study which has suggested that astronauts may be at greater risk of disease as time spent in space significantly hampers their immune system. Read: Times (£)

A walk of one’s own

Creating museums of the future

Can we trust crime forensics?

Sjogren's syndrome

House of Lords appointments

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