Archive of UCL in the media

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30 August 2011: Neanderthal survival story revealed in Jersey caves

Dr Matt Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) discusses the La Cotte cave site on the Channel Island of Jersey as an exceptional long term record of Neanderthal behaviour. Read: BBC News Online
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30 August 2011: The truth about social smoking

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discusses nicotine addiction and the health myths surrounding 'social smoking'. Read: The Independent
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29 August 2011: The state of the Libyan justice system

Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) discusses the state of the justice system in Libya. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'PM' (from 11min 28s)
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26 August 2011: Brain scans could detect Alzheimer's before symptoms develop

Dr Jonathan Schott (UCL Institute of Neurology) comments on the potential of brain scanning techniques being used to detect patients at risk of dementia before symptoms develop. Read: Daily Telegraph More: Daily Express More...

25 August 2011: Gene therapy is cure for 'boy in the bubble' syndrome

Gene therapy programmes developed at UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital have given children with rare immune disorders near normal lives. Read: Daily Telegraph More: ICH/GOSH press release Sky News Bloomberg
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24 August 2011: Pornography linked to huge rise in plastic surgery for women

Demand for female genital cosmetic surgery has risen five-fold in a decade on the NHS yet most women do not need it, UCL researchers have found. Read: The Independent More: BBC News Online Daily Mail
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24 August 2011: Natural born screamers

Men and women differ in the way they anticipate unpleasant emotional experiences, according to research by Dr Giulia Galli (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Daily Mail, More info: UCL press release, Other coverage: BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Oxford, BBC Three Counties Radio
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24 August 2011: From birth to toddlerhood

Dr Mary Fewtrell (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses the potential consequences of 'feeding-up' babies which have a low birth weight, but which are otherwise healthy. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'The First 1000 Days' (from 8mins 30s)
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23 August 2011: Scientists hail Parkinson's brain cells 'breakthrough'

Dr Michael Devine (UCL Institute of Neurology) collaborates on research where stem cells from one of the most rapidly-progressing forms of Parkinson's disease have been generated. Read: BBC Online More: PA, Herald Scotland, New Scientist
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22 August 2011: Iberian lynx 'not doomed' by low genetic diversity

The Iberian lynx is not doomed by its low genetic diversity, according to new research by Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment). Read: BBC News Online, Financial Times, More info: UCL press release
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