Archive of UCL in the media

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26 March 2013: Social isolation shortens lifespan

“When you’re socially isolated, you not only lack companionship in many cases, but you may also lack advice and support from people,” says Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Nature Listen: NPR More: Daily Mail Smithsonian BBC News Los Angeles Times Nature World News io9 Latinos Post Wired Sunday Observer Voice of America Pittsburgh Post Gazette AARP South Asia Mail
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25 March 2013: UK risks time bomb of untreatable TB

Professor Ali Zumla (UCL Department of Infection) says: "TB is a time bomb. If you don't curtail it now it will be out of control." Read: Independent Watch: Voice of America More: Express Health 24 BBC News Indian Express Vibe Ghana Sun South China Morning Post Straits Times (£) Daily Nation
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25 March 2013: Amniotic fluid may heal a fatal gut disease that affects premature babies

"This is the first time we have shown that amniotic fluid stem cells can repair damage in the intestines," said Dr Paolo De Coppi (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: BBC More: Scotsman French Tribune Business Standard
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25 March 2013: Learning the Knowledge

"I wanted to see how people use their brain when their actually navigating through those streets," said Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Today (from 1 hour 54 mins) More: BBC News
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22 March 2013: Big data and crime prevention

"There's an opportunity to draw from larger volumes of data, to unpick that data to understand patterns, and then use that to influence day to day operational strategies and longer term crime prevention initiatives," said Spencer Chainey (UCL Security & Crime Science). Watch: Newsnight (from 34 mins) More...

22 March 2013: Foreign bodies: When the outside world intrudes

UCL's Researchers in Museums team have curated an exhibition about foreign objects in the body, inviting us to "explore the idea of what is alien – biologically, psychologically, socially and politically". Read: New Scientist More: Independent Culture 24
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21 March 2013: This Was Not a Budget for an Aspiration Nation

Budget day provided an opportunity for the Chancellor to lay out a visionary, comprehensive and, above all, ambitious plan to restore the British economy to health. Sadly we didn't get it, says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Enterprise). Read: Huffington Post
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21 March 2013: Budget 2013: Economists pass judgment

The Budget has not adequately delivered on setting up the necessary steps to facilitate the process of moving the economy out of the downturn, says Professor Stephen Machin (UCL Economics). Read: FT
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20 March 2013: What's the difference between 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide?'

"The law can help describe the narrative of what has happened in the past and hopefully - but the jury's out on this - also prevent future things from happening," said Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws). Read: Atlantic
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20 March 2013: Academia and the academy: what makes a university open a school?

The opportunity to shape the curriculum afforded by the academies programme was too good to turn down, writes Professor Michael Worton (UCL Vice-Provost). Read: Guardian Watch: BBC London News (from 14 mins) More: UCL News Evening Standard Science Business Camden New Journal Camden New Journal (2) BBC Radio London Breakfast Show (from 1 hour, 25 mins)
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