Archive of UCL in the media

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25 July 2012: Olympic Team GB trials gene tests for injury

Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL Clinical Physiology) comments on the links between certain genes and fitness, and how genetic tests can be used to understand why some athletes are prone to injury. Read: BBC News More: BBC 2 Newsnight (from 43mins)
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25 July 2012: Artificial jellyfish engineered from rat heart cells

"There is no doubt that this is a landmark paper. The potential applications in humans are tremendous – it's mind-blowing really," says Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering). Read: Physics World More...

23 July 2012: Academic research shouldn’t be made freely available to all…

David Willetts has spoken: the Government, in this Olympic year, is ‘going for gold’ – enabling everyone to access university research. Yet these changes undermine the UK’s world-class research competitiveness, says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise). Read: Independent More: Guardian More...

23 July 2012: …Why panning for gold may be detrimental to open access research

The gold model for open access, supported by the UK government, could lead to significant savings - but only if all the policies surrounding research are joined up, says Dr Paul Ayris (UCL Library Services). Read: Guardian More...

23 July 2012: Drug-resistant HIV 'on increase' in sub-Saharan Africa

"Without continued and increased national and international efforts, rising HIV drug resistance could jeopardise a decade-long trend of decreasing HIV/Aids-related illness and death in low- and middle-income countries,” says Dr Ravindra Gupta (UCL Infection and Immunity). Read: BBC News, More: Al Jazeera, NY Times, More info: UCL News story
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23 July 2012: Chirp app sends smartphone data via 'digital birdsong'

Computer scientists from UCL have developed an app that transmits data via a burst of "digital birdsong", simplifying the way users share images and other files between smartphones. Read: BBC News More...

23 July 2012: Universities and founders boost student jobs

UCL Advances has invited some of the capital’s most dynamic start-ups to bid for student interns. Every intern is matched by the university to ensure they offer genuine benefit to the companies concerned. Read: FT (£) More...

20 July 2012: Life expectancy by tube station: new interactive map shows inequality in the capital

A new interactive map by Dr James Cheshire and Oliver O’Brien (UCL CASA) plots life expectancy and child poverty by different London Underground stations. Read: Telegraph More: Guardian BBC London Daily Mail FT (£) More...

19 July 2012: Open access plan is no academic spring

“The government argues that 'gold' open access will give us a competitive economic advantage. It will not,” says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-provost, Enterprise). Read: Guardian More...

19 July 2012: All-in-one ‘polypills’ could save thousands of lives

“The polypill concept is a major public health advance,” says Professor David Taylor (UCL School of Pharmacy). “The polypill should be made generally available as a matter of urgency.” Read: Times (£) More: Scotsman More...

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