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Does Stoptober work?

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), was part of a team of researchers who examined the effectiveness of the campaign in its first year in 2012 and said that the public health campaign is "incredibly good value for money". Read: Daily Mail

Published: Sep 20, 2018 4:09:40 PM

Why do we love bees and hate wasps?

Entomologist Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) led a new study looking at attitudes to bees and wasps, and argues that wasps are nature’s pest controllers and we should embrace them. Read: Daily Telegraph (£), More: Times (£), Daily Mail, Sun, BBC News, Metro, Daily Mail (2)Huffington Post, Newsweek, UCL NewsListen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 53 mins), BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Anna Foster’ (from 3 min, 50 secs), BBC World Service ‘World Update’ (from 48 mins, 20 secs), BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Morning Reports’ (from 6 mins, 20 secs),

Published: Sep 19, 2018 4:56:54 PM

Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

A new device could help doctors assess brain damage in newborns earlier and thereby tailor treatment, says Dr Gemma Bale (UCL Engineering), explaining that the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures reflected light 'to work out whether brain cells are healthy or damaged.' Read: BBC News

Published: Sep 18, 2018 4:17:21 PM

China reviewing its energy investments in UK

A major chinese nuclear energy company currently reviewing its UK investments shows that nuclear power has 'become unnecessary and grown increasingly so...with every announcement of cost decreases in renewables,' commented Senior Research Associate Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute). Read: FT (£)

Published: Sep 18, 2018 10:00:16 AM