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4 March 2015: When pregnant women drink

Professor Peter Hammond (UCL Institute of Child Health) has developed a mathematical technique that identifies facial damage caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb. Watch: ITV ‘Exposure - When Pregnant Women Drink’ (from 7 mins 40 secs) More...

4 March 2015: Life lessons

Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway reflects on his time as a student at UCL. Watch: BBC One ‘The One Show’ (from 21 mins 46 secs) More...

4 March 2015: The art of the unknown

A new exhibition, Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals, which explores how imagery has been used to bring newly discovered animals into the public eye is due to open at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News More...

4 March 2015: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial

Research led by Professor Valerie Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial. Watch: Channel 4, Read: Guardian, Metro, UCL News
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3 March 2015: Adult education the loser in a game only young, full-time students win

Professor Peter Scott (UCL Institute of Education) says part-time student numbers have collapsed as older, less privileged learners become victims of university commercialisation. Read: Guardian More...

2 March 2015: Super-dipoles linked to chloroform’s outstanding solvent properties

A team led by Dr Christoph Salzmann (UCL Chemistry) has used neutron diffraction to gain insight into the microscopic structure of liquid chloroform. Read: Chemistry World More...

2 March 2015: Tiny volcanic cracks ‘incubated’ ancient DNA

Dr Matthew Powner (UCL Chemistry) comments on new research into the role tiny pores within volcanic rocks played in driving the evolution of longer genetic sequences. Read: Chemistry World More...

2 March 2015: Wanted: 80,000 British babies for massive study

The Life Study has been launched by a team led by Professor Carol Dezateux (UCL Institute of Child Health) and aims to follow 80,000 children throughout their lives. Read: Nature (£) More...

2 March 2015: Adoption chiefs' U-turn over e-cigarettes

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on new recommendations from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering that  agencies should consider e-cigarettes as different to tobacco cigarettes. Read: Daily Mail, More: Times (£)
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