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12 December 2013: Maggie Aderin-Pocock to host The Sky at Night

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy) is to be the new host of long-running astronomy TV series The Sky at Night. Read: The Guardian
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12 December 2013: Patient Tom Coppins' tough questions at dementia summit

Dr Selina Wray (UCL Institute of Neurology) talks to Tom Coppins about her research, as part of the G8 dementia summit. Watch: BBC News (from 55secs) More...

11 December 2013: Dementia summit

Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses dementia research and drug discovery at the G8 dementia summit, saying: "We need large numbers of researchers working together and we need data access." Listen: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours (from 22mins)
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11 December 2013: Dementia funding

Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses dementia research and the work of the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre on the day of the G8 dementia summit. Listen: BBC R4 Today (from 1hr15mins) More: BusinessWeek
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11 December 2013: New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors

Research from the UCL Institute of Archaeology features heavily in a new documentary about China's terracotta warriors. Watch: Channel 4 New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors More...

10 December 2013: Government advisers call for ketamine reclassification

Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology) comments on government plans to reclassify ketamine, saying: "It's got a very important role in medicine and has been around for 50 years." Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live More...

9 December 2013: Women scientists less likely to receive funding, study finds

British female scientists working to cure the world’s most infectious diseases receive far less funding than their male peers, according to new research led by Michael Head (UCL Infection and Population Health). Read: The Independent, More: The Times (£)
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9 December 2013: Ethnic minorities' stem cell donor match rates double in 15 years

Rates of black and minority ethnic (BME) people finding stem cell donors for blood cancer treatment are approaching those of white people after years of lagging behind, a study led by Dr Robert Lown (UCL Cancer Institute) has found. Read: The Guardian
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8 December 2013: Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

Journalist Angela Saini takes her son to the London Babylab (UCL Institute of Child Health) and learns about the latest research in child development. Read: The Observer
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8 December 2013: Why do we value gold?

Of all the 118 elements in the periodic table, gold is the one humans have always tended to choose to use as currency. Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) discusses why this is the case. Read: BBC News
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