Archive of UCL in the media

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15 August 2013: Save your work – give software engineers a career track

Dr James Hetherington (UCL Research Comp & Facilitating Services) comments on how UCL is prioritising research software engineering. Read: THE More...

14 August 2013: Misophonia, mondegreens and miscommunication

Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Linguistics) explains why we are prone to mishear certain sounds and discusses the potential implications. Listen: BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth (from 18m 10s)
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13 August 2013: Christine Ohuruogu wins world title

UCL alumna Christine Ohuruogu (Linguistics 2005) broke the British 400m record to win gold at the World Championships in Moscow. Christine's second World title goes with her gold from the Beijing Olympics and silver from London 2012. Read: Standard More: BBC News Independent Telegraph More...

12 August 2013: Scientists hunt for genetic changes that cause PCD

Dr Hannah Mitchison (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses the latest research into primary ciliary dyskinesia - a serious illness which can cause permanent lung damage. Read: BBC News
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12 August 2013: Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's disease

Research led by Dr Helene Plun-Favreau (UCL Institute of Neurology) shows how genetic mutations might play a key role in the death of brain cells. Read: Daily Mail More: UCL News Huffington Post Herald Indian Express Telegraph (Aus) Science World Report Daily Telegraph, The Sun
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12 August 2013: Pregnancy supplement could cut the risk of spina bifida

Professor Nicholas Greene (UCL Institute of Child Health) is investigating a new treatment to help prevent a greater proportion of neural tube defects. Read: Daily Mirror More: UCL News Times (£) Evening Standard Scotsman Herald Yorkshire Post, Daily Mail
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9 August 2013: Wanted mafia boss Domenico Rancadore arrested in London

Prof John Dickie (UCL Italian) commenting on the arrest said, "Rancadore is very much a significant player within Cosa Nostra...He is a family boss so very much part of the organisational hierarchy." Read: BBCNews More: NewsWeek Listen: BBCRadio4 (from 4mins) More...

8 August 2013: London pupils help research to improve lung treatment

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health, led by Professor Janet Stocks, have devised new benchmarks to measure sick children and improve the diagnosis of lung diseases. Read: Evening Standard  More...

7 August 2013: UCL Qatar expands with launch of two new courses

"This is more welcome evidence of Qatar's determination to develop its core professional skills in partnership with excellence all over the world," says Professor Thilo Rehren (UCL Qatar). Read: AMEinfo  More: UCL Qatar Gulf News  More...

7 August 2013: Seven Ages of Science

In her new seven part programme on BBC Radio 4, Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Centre for Editing Lives and Letters), explores the evolution of scientific endeavour in Britain over the last four centuries. Listen: Part 1- The Age of Ingenuity, BBC Radio 4 Read: Guardian More...

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