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UK National Grid withdraws its warning - but are gas supplies secure? Expert comment.

"For the moment, National Grid has withdrawn its Gas Deficit warning, but this winter’s events serve to show just how fragile the UK’s gas security can be when demand soars or key infrastructure fails" - Professor Michael Bradshaw returns to the issue of gas security.

Expert comment - what does it mean for trade if the UK remains in a customs union with the EU?

"the EU currently benefits from an extensive network of free trade agreements with third countries from which the UK will continue to benefit if it retains access to the Customs Union." Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, unpacks what Jeremy Corbyn's new policy commiting Labour to seeking a customs union with the EU after Brexit might mean for UK trade.

Study finds that the drugs do work - expert comment on anti-depressants from Professor Swaran Singh.

“Antidepressants ... have done more to alleviate human suffering than most other forms of medication (bar anaesthetics) and this study puts them in their rightful place as highly effective and extremely useful drugs.” Professor Swaran Singh, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School, comments on a new large-scale study which has proven the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.

Extremism blocking tool could have serious downsides: Professor Ian Robertson

The UK Government revealed today a new weapon in the fight against terrorism - a tool which uses artificial intelligence to accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed online.

Professor Ian Robertson, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, comments on its potentially dangerous downsides.


No evidence to support downside to adding folic acid to bread, says GP

On new research suggesting that bread should be fortified with folic acid, Dr James Gill, of the Warwick Medical School, provides his analysis.

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