Archive of UCL in the media

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30 May 2012: Reptile slices food with 'steak-knife teeth'

A study led by Dr Marc Jones (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has revealed that tuatara’s chew like no other land animal, using a unique “steak-knife sawing motion". Read: BBC (1) More: BBC (2) Wired New Scientist NY Times More...

30 May 2012: How cities can become healthy places

With the proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities steadily rising, the UCL/Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities has explored how urban planning contributes to population health. Read: BBC More: Telegraph BBC World Service (from 35mins) Daily Mail BBC 5 Live Express More...

29 May 2012: Winning the Wolfson bid: how UCL secured its biggest research grant…

Earlier this year UCL received £20m worth of philanthropic funding to set up a new experimental neurology centre. Lori Manders (UCL Development and Alumni Relations) explains how the bid was won. Read: The Guardian More...

28 May 2012: … Wolfson's view: how the foundation decides who to fund

The £20m grant to UCL was a 'blockbuster', a huge amount to develop a new research centre. Paul Ramsbottom of Wolfson Foundation explains how the decision was made. Read: The Guardian More...

25 May 2012: Intel to use London as a smart city lab

UCL, Imperial and Intel have announced the launch of a new research institute with the aim of testing the technologies that could power the cities of the future. Read: BBC News More: Telegraph THE More...

24 May 2012: Obesity not always tied to higher heart risk: study

"The people really at risk are the ones who have obesity in combination with other metabolic health risk factors," says Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: Reuters More...

23 May 2012: We must set planetary boundaries wisely

The concept of environmental thresholds is compelling, but it has the potential to shift political focus to the wrong areas, says Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography). Read: Nature News More...

23 May 2012: ‘Gay cure’ therapist loses appeal against suspension

Professor Michael King (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit), who surveyed people who went through the therapy, comments on its impact. Watch: Channel 4 News More...

22 May 2012: Older mothers have success with children

Children of older mothers have a more extensive early age vocabulary and are better at recognising shapes and patterns, according to research by Dr Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Times (£) More: Daily Mail More...

22 May 2012: Beecroft Report on employment law leaked

Dr Nicola Countouris (UCL Laws) comments on labour regulation in the UK compared to other countries in the EU. Watch: BBC Newsnight (from 5min 50s) More...

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