Archive of UCL in the media

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19 April 2013: Measles could hit two million children

"There is a great big group - probably of the order of approaching two million children - who are susceptible who have not been immunised," said Dr Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Independent More: Express Sun Daily Mail Belfast Telegraph Economist Metro (no link) Mirror (no link) LBC Watch: Newsnight Sky News (no link) BBC Radio London's Vanessa Feltz Show (from 29 mins)
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19 April 2013: Up to three pupils in every class have learning disabilities, study finds

“We now know that there are many disorders of neurological development that can give rise to learning disabilities, even in children of normal or even high intelligence,” said Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Times (£) More: UCL News Deccan Chronicle
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19 April 2013: Texas fertiliser plant explosion

"Anhydrous ammonia will burn but it is unusual for it to detonate, whereas ammonium nitrate has a track record of blowing up," said Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry). Read: Channel 4 News More: Telegraph BBC Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live Drive (from 2 hours, 6 mins)
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19 April 2013: Guardian Letters: UCL Southwark Ambitions outreach scheme

Both UCL and Cambridge remain committed to the scheme, and will continue to fund the cohort from existing budgets, writes Katy Redfern (UCL Outreach). Read: Guardian
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18 April 2013: Xtreme Everest 2: Testing in Kathmandu

"Not only do I think it’s very interesting, but ultimately it improves my knowledge and makes me a better doctor," said Dr Ned Gilbert (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Metro More: Times of India Times Higher Education
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18 April 2013: UCL Institute of Making’s cabinet of curiosities

"Everything in the library is at the start of a journey, about to be made into something else, whereas most things in museums are at the end of a journey," said Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering). Read: THE
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17 April 2013: Bringing up Britain: Birth Order

Professor Ruth Mace (UCL Anthropology) joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss the evidence and experience of how important your place in the family pecking order is, and its potential consequences. Listen: BBC Radio 4
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17 April 2013: Should we have literary awards for older authors?

"Almost all our great novelists now live twice as long as Jane Austen," Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Today (from 2 hours, 21 mins) More: BBC More...

17 April 2013: Light drinking during pregnancy not linked to developmental problems in childhood

“Our results suggest that there isn’t any harm from these low levels of alcohol,” said Professor Yvonne Kelly (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Times (£) More: UCL News Guardian Huffington Post Daily Mail BBC Telegraph (no link) Sun (no link) Mirror (no link) Yorkshire post (no link) Zee News New York Times Watch: BBC Breakfast (not available to watch again) Listen: BBC Radio London's Breakfast Show (from 59 mins) More: LBC's Morning News MSN Fox News Irish Sun Mother Nature Network Medical Daily CBS MSN NZ NPR CBS (2) Express Global News Herts & Essex Observer And a range of local and international media.
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16 April 2013: Measles Warning

Dr Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health) says that parents in all areas of the UK should ensure their children have had both doses of the MMR vaccine. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour (from 2 mins) More: BBC Radio 5 Live Drive (from 2 hours 42 mins) Watch: ITV News More: Sky News (no link)
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