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The quiet art of being a good listener

Professor David McAlpine (UCL Ear Institute) gives his tips for mitigating the effects of hearing loss. Read: Financial Times

A poem a day

Following Dame Judi Dench's revelation that she tries to learn a new verse of poetry a day to boost her memory, Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) recommends which ones we should pick. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The World at One’ (from 40 mins 25 secs)

Experimental drugs for patients could be available from March after Government backs Saatchi Bill

Professor Michael Baum (UCL Department of General Surgery) comments on the Medical Innovation Bill, which if passed would make it easier for doctors to use experimental drugs on dying patients. Read: Telegraph, More: The Week

World's first space detective agency launched

Professor Ray Harris (UCL Geography) and Ray Purdy (UCL Laws) have launched Air & Space Evidence Ltd of London, the world's first space detective agency. Read: New Scientist, More: Daily Mail, Independent, Huffington Post, Herald Sun

Manipulating metabolism

Dr Nazif Alic (UCL Biosciences) examines if tweaking some of the genes involved in metabolic signalling could help to prolong healthy lifespan and if it could help us live forever. Listen: Naked Scientists

Curing cancer

Greenpeace and stem cells

Ban smoking in public parks

Elements: Sulphur

Ice Giants

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