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E-cigarettes do help people quit smoking

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a study which has found that using e-cigarettes can improve smokers’ chances of stopping by about 50 per cent. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Dec 17, 2014 4:49:45 PM

Cell therapies

Dr Emma Morris (UCL Infection & Immunity) has been looking at the use of genetically engineered T Cells that can specifically recognise the protein WT1 - which is overexpresssed in leukemia. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hours 46 mins)

Published: Dec 17, 2014 12:05:52 PM

Inside the digital 'Harry Potter' church

A team led by Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has teamed up with a church in Hackney to create a project aimed at exploring ways to communicate and share "empathy via digital means". Watch: BBC News More...

Published: Dec 17, 2014 11:47:26 AM

The grisly truth about children's cartoons

A study led by Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry) and University of Ottawa, Canada has found that the main characters in cartoons for children are more than twice as likely to be killed off as those in films for adults. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, Belfast Telegraph, Yorkshire Post, Herald Scotland, Press and Journal, Courier, Globe and Mail, Radio Times, Listen: BBC London 94.9 ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour) More...

Published: Dec 17, 2014 10:46:38 AM