UCL in the media
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Post-mortem examinations on the brains of six former footballers who suffered with dementia discovered that four of them had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries, found research led by Dr Helen Ling (UCL Neurology).
Professor Dame Linda Partridge (UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing) describes what “ageing” involves and talks about what diet is best to live a long healthy life. She also explains that in older age a higher amount of protein helps combat muscle weakness and frailty.
With low interest rates, house prices only rise with inflation or if rental yields grow, explains Professor Yolande Barnes (UCL Bartlett Real Estate Institute), before predicting that affordability will remain the top housing issue in London and other global cities in the future.
E-cigarettes may have helped more than 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year, according to a study led by Dr Emma Beard (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences).
Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains that the making of concrete is one of the biggest sources of carbon dioxide in the world.
UCL announces it will divest from fossil fuels by the end of 2019 and unveils a new strategy deepening its commitment as a leader in environmental and social sustainability and pledging to make the campus single-use-plastic-free by 2024.
Dr Subhabrata Mitra (UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health) and Dr Ilias Tachtsidis (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) discuss solutions which help detect and mitigate the severity of birth asphyxia.