UCL in the media
Researchers from UCL, including Professor Scott Montgomery (UCL Epidemiology & Health), found that people who were infected with mononucleosis at a young age were more likely to develop MS in the future.
Professor David Werring (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology), commented on the new major Oxford study, saying that the findings emphasised “that the benefits of ongoing vaccination efforts worldwide outweigh these potential risks.”
Professor Elizabeth Graham (UCL Institute of Archaeology) commented on research from the University of Arizona, which uncovered 478 ceremonial sites that were probably built by the Olmec and the Maya thousands of years ago, saying “one could argue that they were small cities.”
Professor Simon Lews (UCL Geography) says “it’s hard to say what success will look like in the short term, but it will certainly have long term commitments of mid-century net zero targets for countries that haven’t already made them.”
Professor Carlota Perez (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) says “capitalism is only legitimate when the wealth that some make improves the lives of the many, if it doesn’t do it then it’s not legitimate”
Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) said “a plant-based diet can literally help to save our planet”.
Mask-wearing has been the most visible symbol of Britain’s political divide over Covid-19 but face coverings can help indirectly to influence behaviour by reminding people that there is still a pandemic, said Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & health).
The sharpest images ever of living bacteria have been recorded by UCL researchers, including Professor Bart Hoogenboom (London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL and UCL Physics & Astronomy) revealing the complex architecture of the protective layer that surrounds many bacteria.