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27 January 2014: Cardiologist funds poetry competition for medical students

Professor John Martin (UCL Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics) has organised and funded a poetry competition for medical students as part of a Yale-UCL Collaboration, to stop students ‘becoming intellectually brutalised’. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 1 hour 25 mins)  More...

26 January 2014: Sugar vs fat

Dr Chris van Tulleken (UCL Division of Infection and Immunity) takes part in an experiment to see whether fat or sugar is to blame for the obesity crisis. Read: The Express More...

23 January 2014: Supernova in Messier 82 discovered by UCL students

Students and staff at UCL’s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in recent decades. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News, Daily Mail, NatureHuffington Post, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'The World Tonight' (from 21 mins) More...

23 January 2014: Heart patients who could be saved in Sweden

British heart attack patients are a third more likely to die than those in Sweden, according to a study led by Professor Harry Hemingway (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: Telegraph, More: UCL News, Times (£), Independent, BBC News, Daily Mail, Sky News, The Scotsman, The Herald More...

21 January 2014: Homeless fall between healthcare cracks, but fresh approaches can help them

Dr Geordan Shannon (UCL Epidemiology & Health) looks at how the healthcare needs of homeless people or rough sleepers are often not met by traditional healthcare models. Read: The Conversation More...

21 January 2014: Endowment league table reveals university funding gap between UK and US

Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) looks at the disparity in university endowments between the UK and the US. Read: The Guardian More...

21 January 2014: Why being happy is key to staying fit

A happy old age appears to protect against physical decline a study led by Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found. Read: The Times, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail, Globe & Mail More...

20 January 2014: Rosetta re-activation

Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) describes the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft re-activation as a “nail biting moment for planetary science”. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 1 hour 56 mins) More...

18 January 2014: What is a social smoker?

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discusses what classifies as a social smoker and whether our smoking habits are changing. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Saturday Breakfast’ (from 2hours 18mins) More...

16 January 2014: Solar Lull

Dr Lucie Green (UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics) discusses lower levels of solar activity and the effect this may have on our climate. Watch: BBC 2 Newsnight (from 41mins 55), Listen: Guardian Science Weekly podcast More...

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