UCL in the media
Scientists create artificial blood from stem cells
Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments that new research using stem cells to create artificial blood could ultimately deliver significant patient benefits.Read: Daily Mail
Universities producing the UK's brightest self-employed graduates
UCL has the highest percentage of self-employed graduates among the world's top ten universities, reflecting the institution's focus on fostering entrepreneurship and turning ideas into business. Read:Daily Telegraph
Breast screening benefits 'exaggerated'
Professor Michael Baum (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) welcomes a review of the UK's breast screening programme.Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
Students seeking second degrees for top jobs
Growing numbers of students are staying on after their bachelors' degrees to complete postgraduate masters and doctorate courses, new research from Professor Steve Machin (UCL Economics) has found.Read: Daily Telegraph
Neanderthal mammoth hunters in Jersey
Matt Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) talks about his team's work at Jersey's La Cotte de St Brelade, one of the most important Neanderthal settlements in north-west Europe. Listen:Planet Earth podcast
Bionic spare parts giving new lease of life
UCL scientists are working on a man-made artery that may help heart bypass patients who end up needing repeat surgery.Read: Daily Mail
Is your world awash with germs?
A UCL Institute of Child Health study has concluded that strong soaps, beauty products and biological washing powders can strip away the skin's protective outer layer, leaving people more likely to develop allergies.Read: The Guardian
Are smoking deaths under-reported?
Doctors can be reluctant to cite smoking as a cause of death, according to new research from Dr Ian Proctor (UCL Research Department of Pathology) Listen:BBC Today Programme
Of mice and medicine: In defence of animal experiments
Professor David McAlpine and Dr Rolad Schaette (UCL Ear Institute) explain why and how they use animals in their laboratory.Read: Independent
Nick Clegg in drive to boost Lib Dems' influence
The appointment of new advisers for Nick Clegg follows a report by the UCL Constitution Unit which found that the Liberal Democrats required additional resources. Read:Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, More info: UCL Constitution Unit