UCL in the media

'Devil's breath' aka scopolamine: can it really zombify you?

Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the effects of scopolamine, a substance that has been blamed for thousands of crimes in South America. Read: Guardian

Scientists reveal there are 3tn trees in the world in latest count

Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) says that a new study which estimates the number of trees in the world at 3tn is important but does not show that there are more trees than previously thought as the earlier estimate had not been peer-reviewed. Read: Guardian

Purdah explained by Prof Robert Hazell

Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) explains what is meant by the term “purdah” in politics and how it could affect government "spin" and "good news stories" ahead of the vote. Listen: BBC News

Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care

A study led by Dr Rory Sheehan (UCL Psychiatry) has found that large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Nature, New Scientist, The Conversation, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hours 25 mins)

A walk of one’s own

Dr Scarlett Baron (UCL English Language & Literature) steps out in Virginia Woolf's footsteps to the river Ouse and Southease, the route she would have taken most often, to the post office. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A Walk of One’s Own’

Creating museums of the future

Can we trust crime forensics?

Sjogren's syndrome

House of Lords appointments

OCD: A Monster in my mind

Bringing up baby

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