Archive of UCL in the media

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21 February 2013: Twitter's languages of New York mapped

Researchers at UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis map 8.5 million tweets captured between January 2010 and February 2013. Read: Guardian More: Gizmodo More...

21 February 2013: Why Britons love being inked

"Tattoos are a way of recording or commemorating your life history, something you will carry for life," said Gemma Angel (UCL History of Art). Read: Metro More...

21 February 2013: Renaissance brains

Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) conducts fMRI scans on the brains of actor Ed Hughes and astronomer Marek Kukula, and comments on the differences. Watch: Guardian More...

20 February 2013: Trials regulation hindering childhood cancer progress

"New regulatory approval and research strategies are urgently needed to speed the development of new, effective, and safer treatments for children with cancer,” wrote Professor Kathy Pritchard-Jones (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Telegraph Listen: BBC World Service More: Indian Express UCL News Everyday Health Science Business Science Omega More...

20 February 2013: Will progress on public health follow policy?

"Long-term we know that the rise in Neets [not in education, employment or training] and long-term unemployment will be a public health emergency," said Dr Jessica Allen (UCL Institute of Health Equity). Read: Guardian More...

19 February 2013: Child obesity programmes struggle to survive cuts

Only about 1% of overweight and obese children have been offered childhood weight-loss programmes, says Paul Sacher (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Guardian More...

18 February 2013: Unprotected sex leads to rise in gay men in UK contracting HIV

"By better understanding the driving forces behind the trends we've seen in the past, it will allow us to make informed choices to reduce new HIV infections in the future," said lead investigator Professor Andrew Phillips (UCL Infection & Population Health). Read: Independent More: Guardian UCL News Washington Blade Cambridge News More...

15 February 2013: Listen to poor people; don't just hand out the cash

It is vital that people who benefit from social protection schemes such as cash transfers are involved in their implementation says Professor Maxine Molyneux (UCL Institute of the Americas). Read: Guardian More...

15 February 2013: Sweat mutation may have helped us colonise Asia

“Thicker hair, tooth shape, more sweat glands … could have increased fitness, but for quite different reasons,” said Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) Read: New Scientist More: UCL News
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14 February 2013: Your Paintings

UCL Art Museum has been chosen by the BBC to highlight the Your Paintings project, which aims to digitalise the UK’s collection of oil paintings. Watch: BBC Culture Show (from 19mins 44s) More: UCL News More...

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