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22 May 2015: UCL could link promotion and internationalisation activities

UCL's new global engagement strategy confirms a move away from a model of branch campuses towards a network of local partnerships and floats ideas such as rewarding staff who help with global goals. Read: THE, More: FT More...

21 May 2015: Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered and they are 700,000 years older than any tools found before. Dr Ignacio de la Torre (UCL Institute of Archaeology) explains why this is a game-changing find. Read: BBC News More...

20 May 2015: Ovarian cancer patients do better if they have chemotherapy before surgery

Research led by Matthew Nankivell (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL) finds that women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery. Read: Daily Mirror, More: UCL News
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20 May 2015: UK children becoming obese at younger ages

The average age at which people in the UK first become obese is decreasing, according to new research led by Dr Rebecca Hardy (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing). Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail
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19 May 2015: Young Alzheimer’s sufferers keep memory

New research led by Dr Josephine Barnes (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) has found that younger sufferers of Alzheimer’s may not display the signs of memory loss that are usually associated with the disease. Read: Times (£) More...

19 May 2015: Plagiarism is a mortal sin and last taboo – or is it?

Many people contribute to an academic paper and not many are credited. In the words of Pharrell Williams, there are blurred lines, says Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy). Read: Guardian More...

19 May 2015: V&A conservators race to preserve art and design classics in plastic

UCL and Imperial College have collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum to find ways of saving 20th-century works of art and design featuring plastics, including polyester and polyurethane. Read: Guardian More...

18 May 2015: Politics, medical journals, the medical profession and the Israel lobby

Professor John Yudkin (UCL Medicine) says that criticism of the Israeli government does not necessarily equate with anti-Semitism. Read: BMJ (£)
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18 May 2015: Where will nuclear power plants of the future be built?

Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) looks at the future of nuclear power plants. Read: The Conversation More...

18 May 2015: Isis pulls back from Palmyra but fear of 'cultural atrocity' remains

Professor David Wengrow (UCL Archaeology) explains why Isis carries out attacks on heritage sites and cultural artefacts. Read: Guardian More...

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