Archive of UCL in the media

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6 March 2015: Same Anger, Different Ideologies: Radical Muslim and Neo-Nazi

Amy Thornton (UCL Security & Crime Science) explains the role former extremists can play in the argument against radical temptations. Read: New York Times More...

6 March 2015: Gene therapy

Professor Samuel Janes (UCL Internal Medicine) discusses a UCL trial into gene therapy and metastatic lung cancer. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 45 mins) More...

6 March 2015: Scientists create self-cleaning paint

A team of UCL led researchers, including Yao Lu, Professor Claire Carmalt and Professor Ivan Parkin (all UCL Chemistry), have developed a new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Washington Post, Reuters, UCL News More...

6 March 2015: Looking on bright side helps recovery from heart attacks

A study led by Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, has found that optimists are twice as likely as pessimists to recover well from heart attacks. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Express More...

5 March 2015: How to cultivate the Commons touch

Professor Meg Russell (UCL Political Science) looks at the best ways for academics to get their research listened to, and even put into effect by politicians. Read: THE More...

5 March 2015: 'First human' discovered in Ethiopia

A state-of-the-art computer reconstruction of a Homo habilis fossil by Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) indicates that the species has older evolutionary roots than previously thought. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Independent, The Week, NY Times, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New Scientist, National Geographic, Discovery, Science, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Six O'Clock News' (from 15 mins 45 secs), More: BBC Radio 4 'The World Tonight' (from 6 mins 39 secs)
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4 March 2015: When pregnant women drink

Professor Peter Hammond (UCL Institute of Child Health) has developed a mathematical technique that identifies facial damage caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb. Watch: ITV ‘Exposure - When Pregnant Women Drink’ (from 7 mins 40 secs) More...

4 March 2015: Life lessons

Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway reflects on his time as a student at UCL. Watch: BBC One ‘The One Show’ (from 21 mins 46 secs) More...

4 March 2015: Strange creatures and art of the unknown

A new exhibition, Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals, which explores how imagery has been used to bring newly discovered animals into the public eye is due to open at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Culture 24, UCL News More...

4 March 2015: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial

Research led by Professor Valerie Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial. Watch: Channel 4, Read: Guardian, Metro, UCL News
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