Medicine / Pharmacy

Health - Pharmacology - Jan 15
Professor Andrew Hayward (UCL Epidemiology & Health) explains why the new, more infectious, strain of Covid-19 is a cause for concern and suggests what must be done to reduce transmission of the disease.
Health - Life Sciences - Jan 15

Scientists at UCL will play a key role in helping understand the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as part of a new national research project. The 'G2P-UK' National Virology Consortium'*, launched with 2.5m funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), brings together leading virologists from 10 research institutions.

Health - Pharmacology - Jan 15
Health - Pharmacology

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.

Health - Pharmacology - Jan 14

Patients admitted to very full hospitals have an increased chance of dying which is equivalent to being up to 11 years older, according to a new study co-led by UCL researchers. The study, published as a pre-print* on MedRxiv , analysed data from 4032 patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) with presumed or confirmed Covid-19 in the first lockdown.

Life Sciences - Health - Jan 15

The University of Glasgow is joining a new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2, which will be launched with 2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Health - Jan 14

A quarter of people in the UK reported drinking more than usual during the first lockdown, particularly those who were younger, female and suffering from anxiety, finds a study by UCL researchers. The study, published today in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, surveyed over 30,000 adults about their drinking behaviour during the earliest stage of lockdown between 21 March and 4 April 2020 and found that a third (34.3%) weren't drinking.

Health - Social Sciences - Jan 14

A new study led by the University of Oxford on over 90,000 participants shows that there is no upper threshold to the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease - 'every move counts towards better cardiovascular health.'

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