Archive of UCL in the media

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28 February 2013: My virtual body double

The Virtual Physiological Human project aims to build models that can mimic biological systems. "At some point, we will have a virtual human," says Professor Peter Coveney (UCL Chemistry), whose blood-flow simulator is an example. Read: New Scientist More...

28 February 2013: Should we have faith?

A study led by Professor Michael King (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) found that, in the UK, people that described themselves as spiritual were three times more likely to have an episode of depression. Listen: BBC World Service More...

26 February 2013: Babies can hear syllables in the womb, says research

"We know that babies hear can hear their mother's voice in the womb and pick up on the pitch and rhythm,” says Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News
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25 February 2013: To claim someone has 'Viking ancestors' is no better than astrology

Exaggerated claims from genetic ancestry testing companies undermine serious research into human genetic history, says Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment). Read: Guardian More: BioEdge
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25 February 2013: Britain's colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

UCL academics, led by Dr Nick Draper (UCL History), spent three years drawing together 46,000 records of compensation given to British slave-owners into an internet database to be launched for public use on Wednesday. Read: Independent Listen: BBC Focus on Africa (11mins) More: Independent (2) Boing Boing The Voice
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24 February 2013: The brain is not a pudding; it is an engine

Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) discusses the bad old days in autism research when mother was to blame, and the frontiers of our new understanding. Read: Guardian More...

22 February 2013: Vicky Pryce retrial decision triggers defence of jury system

"More than 99% of the time juries reach a verdict. A hung jury is extremely rare,” says Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws). Read: Guardian More: Independent Guardian UCL News More...

21 February 2013: Big picture from all angles

Humanities must embrace interdisciplinarity and reclaim their key role in our fractured world, says Professor Michael Worton (UCL Office for International Affairs). Read: THE More...

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