UCL in the media
A clinical trial for the treatment of heart disease held back key data, with Professor Nick Freemantle (UCL Clinical Trials & Methodology) saying "I've taken a straw poll of my professional colleagues and it draws disbelief that people would do this."
The first NHS patient has received a pioneering gene therapy for childhood blindness, with Professor James Bainbridge (UCL Ophthalmology) part of both the research and clinical teams for the treatment.
No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds UN-backed report co-authored by Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health).
New research which suggested a western-style diet can impair brain function is important, and more research is urgently needed “given the current food climate,” says Professor Rachel Batterham (UCL Medicine).
Artist Zoe Partington discusses DisOrdinary Architecture, a UCL project co-led with Dr Jos Boys (UCL Bartlett Real Estate Institute) which aims to make architecture an accessible subject for visually impaired people.
Theatre performances change audience members’ heart rates approximately twice as much than films, finds a UCL study led by Professor Joseph Devlin (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
Increased spending across the UK is justified by low interest rates, and the Treasury should be less cautious as a result, argues Visiting Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-making Uncertainty).
Reports suggest a mooted EU moratorium on facial recognition technology is being dropped in favour of plans to encourage "responsible" AI. Commenting, Dr Michael Veale (UCL Laws) says, “the core problem with facial recognition is not bias, but power."
Whilst scientifically minded people advising government can be a positive, “Sabisky and indeed Cummings look bewitched by science without doing the legwork,” says Honorary Research Fellow Dr Adam Rutherford (UCL Biosciences).
Many insects, mosses and lichens in the UK are bucking the trend of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive analysis of over 5,000 species led by Dr Charlie Outhwaite (UCL Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research).