UCL in the media
Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) argues that, in fragmented political times with minority governments becoming more frequent, revision of parliamentary rules seems to be an urgent priority.
Using your feet like hands can cause the development of organised "hand-like" maps of the toes in the brain, according to a study of two foot painters led by PhD student Daan Wesselink, Dr Harriet Dempsey-Jones and Dr Tamar Makin (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience).
A survey funded by UCL Grand Challenges and carried out by YouGov reveals Britons’ views on Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament. Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics) offers an analysis of the numbers.
MedAnnex, a company which is working with a team at UCL headed by Professor David Isenberg and Professor Claudia Mauri (both UCL Division of Medicine), has secured £11m in funding to develop antibodies designed to treat autoimmune disorders and other serious diseases.
Plans to commemorate author Enid Blyton on a 50p coin were dropped due to her controversial views. Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) discusses Blyton’s ideas, why history has been kind to her and what the row reveals about modern Britain.
Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) explains the bill could force the Prime Minister to seek a three-month Brexit extension if no deal is agreed with the EU.
A study co-authored by Dr Alice Goisis (UCL Institute of Education) suggests that within black communities, children from wealthier backgrounds were more likely to be obese than those from poorer families – the opposite of the prevailing trend among white children.