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10 July 2014: Red hair is here to stay - 'extinction of the ginger gene' story is just bad science
UCL Honorary Professor Debbie Kennett follows in the path of
Professors David Balding and Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics) by debunking
the promises of simple interpretations of DNA and ancestry. Read: Guardian
10 July 2014: The science of the Sun
Professor Louise Harra (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) discusses the science of our closest star - the Sun. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time'
10 July 2014: Creating the world’s first artificial coronary arteries
Professor Alex Seifalian (UCL Surgery and Interventional Science) has been working on developing artificial arteries for the last 10 years - these will now enter in-patient clinical trials in September for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Read: London Evening Standard
10 July 2014: Neuroscientists ask for open review on the Human Brain Project
Researchers have requested an open review of the European Commission-funded initiative to simulate the human brain as they believe the money could be better spent on smaller grants for creative neuroscience research rather than one large computer simulation, says Professor Peter Latham (UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit). Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 50 mins)
9 July 2014: Capitalism doesn't mean more inequality
Thomas Piketty's popular theory that capitalism's current incarnation is leading to more inequality dsoesn't stack up, argues Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for Decision Making Uncertainty). Read: City AM
8 July 2014: Same genes 'drive maths and reading ability'
8 July 2014: GP prescriptions to tackle loneliness in elderly
8 July 2014: Similar memories benefit from 'extra space' in brain
6 July 2014: Sir Michael Marmot on Desert Island Discs
6 July 2014: Enter the zone of euphoria
3 July 2014: What should politicians read on holiday?
3 July 2014: Wall Street
3 July 2014: How Twitter killed the water cooler
2 July 2014: Women’s groups save mothers and babies
2 July 2014: Making history
2 July 2014: Antibiotic resistance
1 July 2014: Rise of the U.S.
30 June 2014: Bogus academic claims tarnish Serbia’s ivory tower