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World’s first trial of stem cell therapy in the womb

Dr Anna David (UCL Maternal & Fetal Medicine) comments on a clinical trial of stem cell therapy in the womb which aims to help babies born with brittle bone disease start life with stronger skeletons. Read: New Scientist

Angus Deaton wins Nobel Prize for economics

Professor Orazio Attanasio (UCL Economics) says: “Angus Deaton is one of the few people who understands consumption behaviour deeply, both across individuals and over time”. Read: Financial Times

Alternative therapies

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) comments on whether hospitals in Essex should pay for alternative therapies. Listen: BBC Radio Essex ‘James Whale’ (from 1 hour 8 mins)

Nobel Prize in Physics

Following the award of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains what we should learn from the announcement. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Science' (from 27 mins 8 secs)

Are tall people more likely to get cancer?

Professor Tim Cole (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on whether tall people really are more likely to get cancer. Listen: BBC World Service ‘More or Less’ (from 7 mins 12 secs)

Restoration to Revolution


Romance and romanticism

The end of the people's car

Is there life on Mars?

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