Archive of UCL in the media

<< 2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 >>

16 November 2012: Parasitic worms 'treat diarrhoea'

Professor Graham Rook (UCL Research Department of Infection) says a number of research teams were investigating the effects of parasitic worms in various conditions. "We co-evolved with these things, so they had to be tolerated," he added. Read: BBC News More...

15 November 2012: Alzheimer’s tied to mutation harming immune response

Dr Rita Guerreiro, Professor John Hardy (both UCL Institute of Neurology) and colleagues have identified a rare gene defect that triples the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Read: NY Times More: Daily Mail WSJ Times of India Huffington Post Reuters AFP UCL News More...

15 November 2012: Taking the measure of entrepreneurs

Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) and colleagues have devised a psychometric test that they reckon can identify and measure the entrepreneur in everyone. Read: FT (£) More...

14 November 2012: Dara O'Briain's Science Club

Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Dr Tali Sharot (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences) talk about the weird and wonderful world of reproduction and inheritance. Watch: BBC2 Dara O'Briain's Science Club More...

14 November 2012: Tech Weekly Podcast: Sue Black on the campaign to save Bletchley Park

Dr Sue Black (UCL Computer Science) highlights Bletchley Park's role in the development of modern computing. Listen: Guardian Tech Weekly podcast More...

14 November 2012: Unhealthy developments as burden of disease shifts

Professor John Yudkin (UCL Medicine) argues that companies have pushed too far with a focus on costlier innovative drugs such as insulin analogues, especially in developing countries. Read: FT (£) More...

13 November 2012: 'Calm down' genes treat epilepsy in rats

Researchers at UCL have developed two ways of manipulating the behaviour of individual cells inside the brain in order to prevent seizures. Read: BBC News More: BBC London Breakfast (from 18m 54s) More...

13 November 2012: Have humans become too clever for their own good?

“At first sight this is a classic case of Arts Faculty science. Never mind the hypothesis, give me the data, and there isn't any,” says Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment). Read: Independent More: Time More...

13 November 2012: Gas prices: FSA examines whistleblower's claims of 'Libor-like' manipulation

“There is a structural issue here that over-the-counter markets with low liquidity can be manipulated by traders putting through visible trades at a duff price. We need to make sure the market is more transparent through a transaction registry," says Professor Chris Cook (UCL Institute for Security & Resilience Studies). Read: Guardian More...

11 November 2012: A look at the effect of trees on artists

With ash trees under threat from a deadly fungus, Sharon Morris (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) discusses the way that trees imprint themselves on the imagination. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'Today' (from 1h 51m 53s)
More...

<< 2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 >>