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19 June 2013: Open access inaction

From time to time, it's important to pause the bureaucratic debate about open access and recognise how stupid scientific publishing is, says Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science and Technology Studies). Read: Guardian More...

18 June 2013: Funding freeze is hitting hard, say UK researchers

“We were quite frankly surprised by just how much scientists are struggling to cope in the current climate of managed decline in funding," said Dr Jennifer Rohn, a biologist at UCL and founder of Science is Vital. Read: Nature More: THE (£)
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17 June 2013: UCL academics receive awards in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Professors Malcolm Grant (UCL Provost), Anne Johnson (UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health) and Peng Khaw (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list. Read: UCL News (1) (2) (3) THE HSJ FT
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17 June 2013: Scientists uncover clues to cancer's spread

"(This) suggests an alternative way in which cancer treatments might work in the future if therapies can be targeted at the process of interaction between malignant and healthy cells," said Prof. Roberto Mayor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). Read: Telegraph More: UCL News io9 Science Business
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16 June 2013: More women die of burns than men in India

The proportion of cases of burns among women is unusually high in India, according to a study funded by the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health small grants programme. Read: The Hindu More...

16 June 2013: The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

This invaluable guide to poets writing in English since the turn of the 20th century suggests a healthy literary industry. The truth is rather different, says Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). Read: Sunday Times (£) More...

16 June 2013: Big data meets the Bard

"The past 200 years of humanities has been the lone scholar. But for work in the digital humanities, you need a programmer, an interface expert, and so on,” said Dr Melissa Terras (UCL Centre for Digital Humanities). Read: FT (£)
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14 June 2013: Half of prostate cancer cases may be missed

"At UCLH we have been using MRI, followed by a guided biopsy for several years, but there are only a handful of hospitals in this country which currently do this, and that needs to change,” said Professor Mark Emberton (UCL Research Department of Urology). Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail Independent Telegraph (2)
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14 June 2013: Science prizes: The new Nobels

Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies) questions whether new multi-million dollar science prizes will encourage early career scientists to stay the course. Read: Nature
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14 June 2013: Scientists challenge patent ban for embryonic stem cell research

Professor Pete Coffey (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) joins calls by scientists and lawyers in Britain challenging a European ban on the patenting of embryonic stem cells. Read: Independent More...

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