Archive of UCL in the media

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28 September 2012: Exercise sessions have 'little impact on child activity'

Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the devices used to measure the total activity of children, and importance of identifying the best way to promote exercise to them. Read: BBC News More: USA Today More...

28 September 2012: David Cameron promises to brush up on British history after Letterman test

UCL history department and BBC History Magazine have come up with questions to see how Metro readers’ knowledge compares to the Prime Minister’s. Read: Metro More...

27 September 2012: African spiny mice can regrow lost skin

“The genomic resources are so powerful now that one could easily identify some aspect of regeneration in mice that could be helpful for human health,” says Professor Jeremy Brockes (UCL Structural and Molecular Biology). Read: Nature More...

27 September 2012: The Queen's Abu Hamza intervention could have serious consequences

If we discovered that the Queen was interfering in government policy it could finish the monarchy, says Professor Tony Wright (UCL Political Science). Read: Guardian More...

26 September 2012: IQ linked to levels of happiness

People with lower intelligence are more likely to be unhappy than their brighter colleagues, according to research by Dr Angela Hassiotis (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) and colleagues. Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail Sun More...

26 September 2012: Q and A: What is MDMA?

Ahead of the first study on the effects of MDMA on the resting brain, which was co-designed by Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology), Channel 4 News examines the drug, its effects and the extent of its use in the UK. Read: C4 News, More: Sun, Metro, Guardian, Independent, UCL News More...

26 September 2012: Call for GPs to measure BMI to cut child obesity

GPs should measure children's body mass index to help curb the growing obesity epidemic, according to the researchers at UCL's Institute of Child Health. Read: Independent More: ITV News Telegraph PA More...

25 September 2012: Mel could hardly use her hand after a stroke at just 15, but Botox jabs are unlocking her muscles

Dr David Werring (UCL Brain Repair & Rehabilitation) talks about how Botox injections and physiotherapy can help improve post-stroke tightness and allow patients to recover some movement in their arms and hands. Read: Daily Mail More...

25 September 2012: Amateur scientists build Lego-style synthetic BioBricks in public lab

UCL’s iGEM team and the London Biohacking group have come together to create the world's first "public BioBrick". Comprised of two genes, the BioBrick can degrade mercury and make antifreeze compounds. Read: Wired UK More...

24 September 2012: Custom gene editing rewrites zebrafish DNA

Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) comments on a new artificial-enzyme method which could make model organisms more useful in study of diseases. Read: Nature More...

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