Archive of UCL in the media

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31 January 2013: Secretary Clinton holds global town hall

Octavia Zahrt-Omar (UCL European Social & Political Studies) and Elisa Elschner (UCL Political Science) ask U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton questions about America’s foreign policy. Watch: YouTube (from 31mins 27s) More: UCL European Institute More...

31 January 2013: Why lethal drink never gave Claire a chance of survival

Professor William McKenna (UCL Centre for Cardiology in the Young), said he had found "significant levels" of the amphetamine-like substance in her blood. The energy drink had been, he added, "an important factor" in her death. Read: Guardian More: Telegraph More...

31 January 2013: UK research councils could face mergers

“[The recommendations] will have wide implications for the research sector… I don’t think it’s widely known that this is going on,” said Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research). Read: Nature More...

30 January 2013: Cancer fight 'hampered in UK by stiff upper lip'

The UK's ‘stiff upper lip’ culture may explain why it lags behind other countries when it comes to beating cancer, according to a new UCL study. Read: BBC News More: Telegraph Telegraph II Metro UCL News More...

29 January 2013: Academic reference inflation has set in, and everyone is simply wonderful

Time for academia to follow the rest of the world of work and seek references only at the final stage – and in the short form, says Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy). Read: Guardian More...

28 January 2013: Investing in high speed rail

Professor John Tomaney (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) discusses how the proposed route for the high-speed train network will impact life in the UK. Listen: BBC R4 Today More: FT (£) BBC News at 10 (from 5mins) Guardian BBC News BBC News II Telegraph More...

28 January 2013: Two steps forward, one step back

If the world’s one billion cigarette smokers were to switch to electronic cigarettes, the death toll would be reduced from more than five million each year to perhaps tens of thousands, says Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Times (£) More: Times (£) II More...

25 January 2013: Your molar roots are leftovers from Homo erectus

Professors Christopher Dean (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) and Tim Cole (UCL Institute of Child Health) have studied the microscopic structure of adult molars to reconstruct the pace of their development. Read: New Scientist More...

25 January 2013: Royal Institution receives strong support in bid to save historic home

Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) says he plans "to galvanise the engineering and science community to take ownership of the fact that this is the heritage site that is all of ours. The RI have it in trust but it's ours and we need to take ownership of it." Read: Guardian More: Engineer Times (£) More...

24 January 2013: Mapping brain networks: Fish-bowl neuroscience

Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology) talks about how scientists can use tiny fish to provide a window into complex brain connections.  Read: Nature More...

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