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Report reveals alcohol habits of the over-45s

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A study by UCL and Keele University has found that health, relationship status, income and education are important factors in alcohol consumption in the over-45s. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph

Researchers read and write brain activity with light

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A team led by Dr Adam Packer (UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research) has developed a new way of simultaneously recording and manipulating the activity of multiple cells in the brains of live animals using pulses of light. Read: Guardian, More: UCL News

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

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 (£), Metro, Shropshire Star, Times of India, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Newsdrive' (from 51 mins), More: BBC Radio Wales 'Good Evening Wales' (from 1 hour 47 mins)

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

Cell therapies

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Dr Emma Morris (UCL Infection & Immunity) has been looking at the use of genetically engineered T Cells that can specifically recognise the protein WT1 - which is overexpresssed in leukemia. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hours 46 mins)

Inside the digital 'Harry Potter' church

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A team led by Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has teamed up with a church in Hackney to create a project aimed at exploring ways to communicate and share "empathy via digital means". Watch: BBC News

The grisly truth about children's cartoons

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A study led by Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry) and University of Ottawa, Canada has found that the main characters in cartoons for children are more than twice as likely to be killed off as those in films for adults. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, Belfast Telegraph, Yorkshire Post, Herald Scotland, Press and Journal, Courier, Globe and Mail, Radio Times, UCL News, Listen: BBC London 94.9 ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour), More: BBC 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 1 hour 56 mins)

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