UCL in the media
“What is astonishing is the speed with which global heating is translating into a hike in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather when the average temperature of the planet is up by just a little more than 1C,” said Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences).
“Current estimates suggests the daily deaths next winter will be comparable with last winter (peaking at about 200 per day). On one view, this is unacceptably high and a lamentable way of ‘living with COVID,’” said Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).
“Archie does not have a rare disease where one country has access to a cure and others do not. He has brain damage from asphyxia/hypoxia and there is no known antidote to that in such a severe case,” said Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL GOS Institute of Child Health).
Dr Debbie Kennett (UCL Biosciences) said the technique may not be as effective as in the US because there are fewer unsolved cases in the UK, and a smaller national DNA database, but “Even if it was used on those small number of cases, they could potentially be solved.”
Dr Amelia Roberts (IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society) explains how boys and girls differ in how they process unhappiness, and how that leads to behaviours that more often get them permanently excluded from school.
Dr Martin Pule (UCL Cancer Institute) received a grant from the Cancer Grand Challenges program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK and the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, to study hard-to-treat childhood tumours.
"There is a body of information that links advertising to purchasing and eating of food. From there the impact on calorie consumption, its effect on body weight and health outcomes, is pretty predictable,” said Dr Oliver Mytton (UCL GOS Institute of Child Health).
PhD Student Endrit Pajaziti (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science) helped build the virtual reality surgical device that brought doctors from London together virtually with surgeons in Rio de Janeiro to assist with a complex surgery separating conjoined twins.
"The Maya ball game and its associated ball courts have been symbolically linked to the movement of celestial bodies, especially the sun and moon, which are related to seasonal agricultural fertility,” said Dr Diane Davies (UCL Archaeology).