Archive of UCL in the media

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25 October 2013: Steroid-free drug delivers a double blow to asthma

Professor Jadwiga Wedzicha (UCL Centre for Respiratory Medicine) comments on an early trial which suggests that thousands of asthma patients could be helped by the first drug in a generation to attack the disease in a new way. Read: The Times (£) More...

24 October 2013: Fancy cloning your dog? Company gives UK owner the chance

“Will the cloned family dog be the same as the original? Unfortunately not. While genetically identical, the equally important environmental factors will always be different. A cloned Rover will not be the same Rover, but Rover version 1.1, a unique dog, not just a carbon copy,” said Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering). Read: The Times (£) More...

24 October 2013: Spain emerges from two-year recession

“The worst may be over but we are still in pretty bad shape. It does not look like we will have the kind of growth that is needed to generate jobs soon,” said Professor Antonio Cabrales (UCL Economics). Read: FT (£) More...

21 October 2013: What will we call the next generation of astronauts? Holidaymakers…

The commercialisation of space travel will lead to the next giant step for mankind, says Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Observer More...

21 October 2013: Jersey's place in Neanderthal history revealed in study

A study led by Dr Matt Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has revealed that Jersey was one of the last places Neanderthals lived. Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail More...

18 October 2013: Blow to multiple human species idea

Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology) comments on a new study which suggests that three different human species are in fact all part of a single evolving lineage that led to modern humans. Read: BBC News More...

17 October 2013: Did Africa's Great Lakes boost our ancestors' brains?

The great flowering of human evolution over the past 2 million years may have been driven not by the African savannahs, but by the lakes of that continent's Great Rift Valley according to a new study by Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography). Read: New Scientist More: Independent UCL News Independent.ie More...

16 October 2013: Ketamine-like drug lifts depression without the trip

"This is a real breakthrough. It's great that ketamine's psychotic-like effects were minimal with lanicemine, but disappointing it didn't show ketamine's rapid onset," says Professor Valerie Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology). Read: New Scientist More...

16 October 2013: The 'standup scientist' revealing the secret of laughter

Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about Bright Club, and studying the science behind what makes us laugh. Read: CNN More...

16 October 2013: London cycling census mapped: where do cyclists outnumber drivers?

Using newly released data from Transport for London's cycle traffic census, Oliver O'Brien (UCL CASA) has created an interactive map showing traffic flows on key routes in central London. Read: Guardian More...

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