UCL in the media
23 May 2013: Take the rough with the smooth
No one has come up with a better system than peer review, and its frailties can sometimes work for
you as well as against you, says Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology). Read: THE
22 May 2013: London's got chemistry (biology and physics too)
“I would argue that nowhere in the world has the mix of top universities, the NHS and an entrepreneurial community like London," says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice Provost for Enterprise). Read: Evening Standard
22 May 2013: Beating cancer doesn’t make you kick habit
“Anecdotally, we often hear that a cancer diagnosis is a ‘wake-up call’, but the results from our large study show that this is not the general rule,” said Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Times (£)
21 May 2013: Britons show Victorian attitudes to epilepsy as children who suffer from the condition are accused of being 'possessed'
Professor Helen Cross (UCL Institute of Child Health) said: “These high levels of prejudice have a huge impact on how children can manage their condition. If you’re worried about being bullied then you don’t want to talk to people about it, which means you don’t have buddies who know what to do if you have a seizure.” Read: Independent
21 May 2013: Greater access to genetic testing in NHS will help cancer fight
The outlook for women with BRCA genes will improve, with greater access to genetic testing and screening and risk reducing surgery for women who have not yet developed cancer, says Dr Lucy Side (UCL Women's Cancer). Read: The Conversation
21 May 2013: One in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder
20 May 2013: Scientific research and the European Union
20 May 2013: The medical advances in tackling heart disease
18 May 2013: Introduce standard cigarette packets now
16 May 2013: Contact time a matter of degree
15 May 2013: Consciousness: Why aren't we all zombies?
14 May 2013: Why don't we live in space yet?
14 May 2013: How philosophy could help Iain Duncan Smith
14 May 2013: What's the best way to teach languages?
13 May 2013: Returning to the Idea of the Liberal Arts
12 May 2013: Get studying, girls, and help me retire to Mars