Archive of UCL in the media

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30 May 2014: Portugal's golden mystery

Professor Neill Lochery (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies) discusses the use of Nazi gold in World War II to buy wolfram from Portugal. Read: Wall Street Journal More...

29 May 2014: Are we too clean?

Ahead of his talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Professor Graham Rook (UCL Research Department of Infection) discuses whether good hygiene can lead to an increase in allergies. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You & Yours’ (from 19 mins 49 secs) More...

29 May 2014: Frederick Friend, 1941-2014

Dr Paul Ayris (UCL Library Services) leads tributes to Frederick Friend, Honorary Director of Scholarly Communication at UCL, who passed away last month. Read: THE More...

29 May 2014: 'Resist urge to control e-cigarettes', WHO told

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) calls for “bespoke regulation” on electronic cigarettes and says they should be regulated appropriate to what they are. Read: BBC News, More: Scotsman, The Herald, Listen: BBC Radio 2 'Jeremy Vine' (from 1 hour 4 mins), More: BBC Radio Wales 'Morning Call' (from 14 mins 46 secs) More...

29 May 2014: Lasers 'could prevent' need for root canal treatment

Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on a new technique which uses lasers to regenerate dentin in damaged teeth, cautioning that enamel will be much more difficult to regrow. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 44 mins 53 secs) More...

29 May 2014: Prize fight

Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies) says that it is premature to write off the rebooted Longtiude prize as folly, even though it seeks exclusively scientific solutions to global challenges. Read: Research Fortnight (£) More...

28 May 2014: Games at the Grant

Dean Veall (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) introduces ‘Games at the Grant’ and gives more details on the diverse programme of public events run by the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Watch: London Live More...

28 May 2014: Hawkins\Brown submits £30m Bartlett revamp

Hawkins/Brown has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture. The building will be reconfigured to double the amount of teaching and research space, whilst maintaining the building’s existing structure. Read: Architects Journal, More: Building Design, UCL News More...

28 May 2014: Brain tweak could let you pop a pill to stop seizures

A team led by Professor Dimitri Kullmann (UCL Neurology) has devised a new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with the potential to suppress seizures ‘on demand’ with a pill. Read: New Scientist, More: Nature, UCL News More...

28 May 2014: Tests for cholesterol gene start

Professor Steve Humphries (UCL Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics) comments on the news that The British Heart Foundation will fund a £1 million programme of tests for familial hypercholesterolaemia, an inherited high cholesterol condition. Read: Belfast Telegraph, More: Express & StarListen: BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Morning Reports’ (from 5 mins 25 secs) More...

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