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Antipsychotic medication

Antipsychotics inappropriately prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities

Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new UCL study. More...

Published: Sep 2, 2015 12:05:17 PM

Cut Tree

Scientists warn only ‘simplified’, degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century

A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world’s most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.  More...

Published: Aug 21, 2015 4:57:34 PM

Working late

Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke

Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet. More...

Published: Aug 20, 2015 11:22:14 AM

Arctic Ice Shelf

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist. More...

Published: Aug 14, 2015 9:54:46 AM

Race Equality Charter

UCL awarded for its efforts to advance ‘race’ equality in pioneering new scheme

UCL has become one of the first universities in the UK to be formally awarded for its efforts to understand, and take steps to address, racialised inequalities in the academy. More...

Published: Aug 13, 2015 10:41:49 AM

Fine wine

Artificial intelligence improves fine wine price prediction

The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach developed by researchers at UCL. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed decisions about their portfolios and encourage non-wine investors to start looking at wine in this manner and hence increase the net trade of wine. It is expected that similar techniques will be used in other ‘alternative assets’ such as classic cars. More...

Published: Aug 5, 2015 10:00:33 AM