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How much gin makes a party fizz?

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As part of the Times’ Christmas science experiment series, Ravi Das (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) investigates the impact of alcohol on verbal fluency. Read: Times

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

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Professor Sophie Scott, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (both UCL Cognitive Neuroscience), Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Mark Miodownik (both UCL Mechanical Engineering) pick their key scientific moments of the year – including Professor John O’Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) being awarded the Nobel Prize. Read: Guardian

Diplomatic thaw with the US is a gift to the Cuban economy

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Dr Emily Morris (UCL Institute of the Americas) explains how the restoration of full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba will change Cuba’s economy. Read: The Conversation

Losing your teeth could be a sign of wider mental and physical decline

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A study led by Dr Georgios Tsakos (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that tooth loss could be an indicator of wider physical and mental decline in older people. Read: Independent

Anti-psychotic drugs given for wrong illnesses

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Research by Professor David Osborn (UCL Psychiatry) has found that more than half of prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs in Britain are for conditions other than serious mental illnesses. Read: Daily Mail

Brain's 'internal compass' found

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A study led by Dr Hugo Spiers and Dr Martin Chadwick (UCL Experimental Psychology) has pinpointed the precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Times (£), Shropshire Star, Times of India, UCL News

Q&A with Graeme Reid

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Professor Graeme Reid (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) discusses his time in Higher Education and as the new chair of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. Read: THE

UCL breaks Oxbridge stranglehold on university research

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Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show UCL has overtaken Cambridge in the league table for research quality ranked by research power rating, placing it 2nd in the UK. Read: Telegraph, More: Times (£), Evening Standard, Evening Standard (2), BBC News, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, City AM, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Scotsman, Courier, Yorkshire Post, TES, THE, Research Professional, UCL News

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