Archive of UCL in the media

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25 July 2014: Great Brain Experiment

Dr Peter Zeidman (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) discusses the Great Brain Experiment, a free mobile app run by neuroscientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Science in Action’ More...

25 July 2014: Half-hour breast cancer treatment can replace weeks of radiotherapy

Professor Michael Baum (UCL General Surgery) comments on intrabeam radiotherapy. Read: Daily Mail More...

25 July 2014: Single-dose radiotherapy eases breast cancer stress

Professor Jayant Vaidya (UCL General Surgery) has helped develop a new form of radiotherapy which can be given to breast cancer patients during surgery. Read: Times (£) More...

25 July 2014: Creepy crawlies decline as human population soars

A study co-authored by Dr Ben Collen (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has found that invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% over the past 35 years, a period in which the human population has doubled. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Herald, Times of India, New Zealand Herald, UCL News
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24 July 2014: Conversion therapy

Professor Michael King (UCL Psychiatry) discusses the use of conversion therapies - therapies which claim to change a person's sexuality. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 25 mins 17 secs)
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24 July 2014: Costa Concordia cruise liner begins journey to the scapyard

Dr Alistair Greig (UCL Mechanical Engineering) comments on the transportation of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from the island of Giglio to Genoa. Watch: Channel 5 News More...

24 July 2014: Will ever more gowns blight towns?

Professor Sir Peter Hall (UCL Bartlett) comments on how uncapping student numbers may affect the relationship between universities and their local environment. Read: THE More...

24 July 2014: 'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on a new report by the Science and Technology Committee into variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), saying that vigilance needs to be maintained to prevent the disease's re-emergence through medical infections. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian
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24 July 2014: Row over honours for Tory donor and axed ministers

Dr Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on the addition of 20 working peers to the House of Lords, warning that the number of peers is becoming “unsustainable”. Read: Times (£), More: Politics.co.uk
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24 July 2014: Rising energy costs and insecurity show EU must get real about reducing demand

Andrew Smith (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the implications of the European Commission proposing a 30%, rather than a 40%, energy demand reduction target. Read: The Conversation
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