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Health - 11.11.2020
Inadequate healthcare measurement puts patients at risk in Global South
People across the Global South living with cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors may be missing potentially life-saving treatments because measures used to gauge their quality of healthcare are inadequate, a new study reveals. Conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, along with their risk factors, are major causes of death and disability, especially in Lowand Middle-income Countries (LMIC).

Computer Science - 11.11.2020
PLATYPUS reveals new vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors
An international team of security researchers, including experts from the University of Birmingham, is presenting new side-channel attacks, which use fluctuations in software power consumption to access sensitive data on Intel CPUs. Power side-channel attacks are attacks that exploit fluctuations in power consumption to extract sensitive data such as cryptographic keys.

Psychology - Health - 11.11.2020
Low fitness linked to higher depression and anxiety risk
People with low aerobic and muscular fitness are nearly twice as likely to experience depression, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. Low fitness levels also predicted a 60% greater chance of anxiety, over a seven-year follow-up, according to the findings published in BMC Medicine .

Health - 11.11.2020
Majority have ’long Covid’ symptoms seven weeks after discharge
More than two-thirds of patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 continue to suffer from debilitating symptoms more than seven weeks after being discharged, according to a new study co-led by UCL researchers. The study, carried out in collaboration with clinicians at the Royal Free London (RFL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH), shows that 54 days after discharge, 69% of patients were still experiencing fatigue, 53% were suffering from persistent breathlessness, 34% still had a cough and 15% reported depression.

Health - 10.11.2020
Costs of informal end of life care are larger than formal care services
An international study into the costs and outcomes of informal end of life care has found that in the UK, Ireland and the US, care provided by informal carers, meaning family and friends, accounted for more than half of total care costs in the last three months of life.

Health - Pedagogy - 10.11.2020
Study completes COVID-19 antibody testing
Children of the 90s, a health study based at the University of Bristol, has today [10 November] published results from a study testing almost 5,000 participants for COVID-19 antibodies. The results found 4.3 per cent reported a positive result, of which a quarter were asymptomatic and did not report any symptoms in previous questionnaires.

Social Sciences - 10.11.2020
India’s clean fuel transition slowed by cooks’ belief that firewood is better for well-being - study
India's transition to clean cooking fuels may be hampered by users' belief that using firewood is better for their families' wellbeing than switching to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), a new study reveals. Women are considered primary family cooks in rural India and those featured in the study feel that both fuels support wellbeing.

Health - Psychology - 10.11.2020
Almost 20% of COVID-19 patients receive a psychiatric diagnosis within 90 days
A new study suggests that having COVID-19 increases a person's risk of developing psychiatric disorders, and that having a psychiatric disorder increases the chance of getting COVID-19.

Life Sciences - 10.11.2020
Urban gulls adapt foraging schedule to human activity patterns
Urban gulls adapt foraging schedule to human activity patterns
Fitting birds with GPS trackers inside mini backpacks reveals what has been long suspected: urban gulls know exactly when and where to forage for human food. If you've ever seen a seagull snatch a pasty or felt their beady eyes on your sandwich in the park, you'd be right to suspect they know exactly when to strike to increase their chances of getting a human snack.

Health - Psychology - 10.11.2020
Loneliness a leading cause of depression in older adults
Loneliness is responsible for 18% of depression among people over 50 in England, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry , suggest that almost one in five depression cases among older adults could be prevented if loneliness were eliminated. The researchers found that people's subjective experiences of loneliness contributed to depression up to 12 years later, independent of more objective measures of social isolation.

Social Sciences - 10.11.2020
Analysis of Trump’s tweets reveals systematic diversion of the media
President Donald Trump's controversial use of social media is widely known and theories abound about its ulterior motives. New research published today claims to provide the first evidence-based analysis demonstrating the US President's Twitter account has been routinely deployed to divert attention away from a topic potentially harmful to his reputation, in turn suppressing negative related media coverage.

Pharmacology - Health - 10.11.2020
Next-generation immunotherapy entering early phase clinical trials
Scientists at UCL have invented a new experimental drug that aims to harness the full power of the immune system, launching a two-pronged response against cancer. The pioneering study in mice has been co-funded by Cancer Research UK. The innovative immunotherapy drug, developed by researchers at UCL Cancer Institute, targets suppressive 'regulatory' immune cells inside a tumour.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 10.11.2020
Female mongooses start violent fights to mate with unrelated males
Female banded mongooses lead their groups into fights then try to mate with enemy males in the chaos of battle, new research has found. Meanwhile, males bear the costs of these fights - injuries and deaths are common.  The mortality costs involved are similar to those seen in a handful of the most warlike mammals, including lions, chimpanzees, and humans Rufus Johnstone Mongooses rarely leave the group they are born into, so members are usually genetically related.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.11.2020
Newer medicine to prevent gout attacks is as safe as older treatment
A major new study examining the relative safety of medicines for the treatment of gout will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology Convergence conference and will be published in The Lancet. The FAST Study finds no increased risk of cardiovascular events with febuxostat as compared with allopurinol.

Health - Career - 10.11.2020
New research on Primary Care Networks reports significant progress, and challenges ahead
Primary care networks need to increase the engagement of GP practices and wider primary care teams, and strengthen their leadership and management, to become firmly established to meet the challenges ahead, says a new study by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre undertaken by researchers at the University of Birmingham and RAND Europe.

Physics - Electroengineering - 09.11.2020
Combining electronic and photonic chips enables new record in super-fast quantum light detection
Combining electronic and photonic chips enables new record in super-fast quantum light detection
Bristol researchers have developed a tiny device that paves the way for higher performance quantum computers and quantum communications, making them significantly faster than the current state-of-the-art. Researchers from the University of Bristol's Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized light detector to measure quantum features of light in more detail than ever before.

Environment - 09.11.2020
Scientists unravel how and why Amazon trees die
The capacity of the Amazon forest to store carbon in a changing climate will ultimately be determined by how fast trees die - and what kills them. Now, a huge new study has unravelled what factors control tree mortality rates in Amazon forests and helps to explain why tree mortality is increasing across the Amazon basin.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 06.11.2020
Earliest example of a rapid-fire tongue found in extinct amphibians
Fossils of small armoured amphibians provide the oldest evidence of a slingshot-style tongue, according to a new study co-led by a UCL researcher. The research team analysed 99-million-year-old fossils to find that the animals were sit-and-wait predators that snatched prey with a projectile firing of their tongue, as reported in the journal Science .

Health - Life Sciences - 06.11.2020
COVID-19 linked to worse stroke outcomes
People who experience strokes while infected with COVID-19 appear to be left with greater disability after the stroke, according a study led by UCL and UCLH researchers. Having COVID-19 at stroke onset was also associated with more than double the mortality rate of other stroke patients, according to the findings published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry .

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.11.2020
Climate change and food demand could shrink species' habitats by almost a quarter by 2100
Climate change and food demand could shrink species’ habitats by almost a quarter by 2100
Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change, a new study has found. In a worst-case scenario this loss could increase to 23% over the next 80 years.   We found that the higher the carbon emissions, the worse it gets for most species in terms of habitat loss.

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