Archive of UCL in the media

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21 August 2012: Arctic sea ice set to hit record low

Professor Seymour Laxon (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on the decline of Arctic sea ice, and implication for climate modellers. Read: BBC News More...

21 August 2012: Obese 'lose memory sooner'

Fatter people are more likely to lose their memories and brain power quicker than those who are thinner, according to research by Dr Archana Singh-Manoux (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and colleagues. Read: Telegraph More: Scotsman, BBC Radio 4 Today (from 54mins), Business Insider More...

20 August 2012: Has François Hollande gone from being Mr Normal to Mr Neoliberal?

Socialist President François Hollande vowed to tackle inequality, but 100 days on he is not keeping his word, says Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL French). Read: Guardian More...

20 August 2012: Science Weekly podcast: Engineering living tissue

Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses his work at UCL, where his team is engineering at the cellular level to create tissues that will one day repair or replace whole organs. Listen: Guardian Science Weekly More...

17 August 2012: Sun is the most perfect sphere ever observed in nature

Scaled to the size of a beach ball, say scientists, the sun's equatorial bulge would be less than the width of a human hair, says Dr Geraint Jones (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory). Read: Guardian More...

16 August 2012: Dementia: I have a 50:50 chance. But I try not to worry

Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) talks about Alzheimer’s disease, and how attitudes to the disease have changed over the years. Read: Independent More...

15 August 2012: NASA images from Mars Rover Curiosity

Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL Earth Sciences) comments: “Curiosity is the most advanced mission sent to another planet ever – it could well change the way we think about the whole of Mars’ history”. Watch: BBC News (from 23mins 30) More...

15 August 2012: Powerful punch is all in the brain

Research co-authored by Professors Masud Husain and Brian Day of UCL Brain Sciences shows that the brain structure of karate experts is linked to their ability to deliver powerful punches. Read: Telegraph, More: Sky News, UCL News, Irish Times
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14 August 2012: Exercising in midlife protects heart

Professor Andrew Steptoe and Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) talk about new study showing 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week reduces heart disease risk. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 51mins) More: BBC News, Daily Mail, UCL News More...

13 August 2012: A Culture of Success Will be the Olympics' Greatest Legacy

Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise) talks about how, post-Olympics, our newly instilled culture of self-belief could yet be the greatest legacy. Read: Huffington Post More...

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