UCL in the media
25 November 2014: Can we stop the rise of the career politician?
The Parliamentary Candidates UK (PCUK) study, led by Dr Jennifer Hudson (UCL Constitution Unit), shows that that a third of all candidates for the 2015 general election already have political jobs as councillors, advisers or union officials. Read: Telegraph
24 November 2014: Magic shoes: How to hear yourself instantly happy
Research led by Dr Ana Tajadura Jimenez (UCL Interaction Centre) as part of the Hearing Body Project, has found that It is possible to ‘hear yourself happy’ by changing the noises that the body hears as it moves around. Read: New Scientist, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail
24 November 2014: What’s next for the world’s 5 million IVF babies?
Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) explains how studying 20 years’ worth of data can help scientists to understand the long-term health effects of IVF - and how to improve its success rate and safety. Read: Guardian
20 November 2014: Online course opens to sharpen start-up minds
UCL has partnered with Tech City UK, Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and Founder Centric to launch the Digital Business Academy - the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills. Read: Financial Times, More: Telegraph, ITV News, UCL News
20 November 2014: Antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year
Dr Joanna Moncrieff (UCL Psychiatry) comments on new figures which show more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were written last year. Read: Daily Express
20 November 2014: The voice of scientific reason has been lost
20 November 2014: City’s former planning chief on why London is ‘unplannable’
20 November 2014: Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines
19 November 2014: Landing on a comet
18 November 2014: New hope for extremely premature babies?
18 November 2014: Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests
18 November 2014: The science of altruism
18 November 2014: Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'
16 November 2014: Woolly mammoth could be cloned by South Korean scientists
16 November 2014: Christmas suffers from diminishing returns as festive fare gets smaller
14 November 2014: Regenerative medicine offers life-changing diabetes treatment
14 November 2014: Critics say wider breast screening trial 'unethical'
14 November 2014: Obese are in denial about weight
13 November 2014: Davos says ’da’ to Russia amid Ukraine war sanctions
13 November 2014: Rosetta mission’s probe makes historic comet landing
13 November 2014: Virtual inner child can cure chronic self-criticism
13 November 2014: Black modernism, racism and the making of popular British culture in the inter-war years
12 November 2014: Nuclear plants closure bill to reach $100bn
12 November 2014: One in 10 sausages 'carries risk of hepatitis E virus'
12 November 2014: Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch