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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 11.08.2022
Scientists launch new interactive tool for agricultural water management and climate risk assessment
Scientists launch new interactive tool for agricultural water management and climate risk assessment
A powerful new crop management tool has been launched today, to enable farmers, businesses, and governments to make more informed decisions about water management, irrigation investments, and climate risks.

Physics - Innovation - 11.08.2022
Manchester professor to co-lead new Network in materials for quantum technologies
Manchester professor to co-lead new Network in materials for quantum technologies
The Network aims to ensure that the world-leading UK materials research base, the existing National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), and the developing quantum industry base are brought together in a UK-wide coordinated effort.

Environment - 11.08.2022
Hot and dry conditions in UK causing unprecedented extreme wildfire danger
Hot and dry conditions in UK causing unprecedented extreme wildfire danger
Record temperatures and dry weather in the UK this summer are causing exceptionally high levels of danger from extreme wildfires, according to experts.

Career - Health - 10.08.2022
Analysis: Furlough had a protective effect on mental health - but it wasn't as good as working
Analysis: Furlough had a protective effect on mental health - but it wasn’t as good as working
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jacques Wels (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing) shares his new research, which found that furlough protected the mental health of those at risk of losing their jobs - but better mental health was seen among those who remained at work.

Microtechnics - 10.08.2022

Health - 10.08.2022
Educate medics about weight stigma to reduce UK’s obesity rate
To help tackle the UK's obesity crisis, we must better educate medical professionals on weight stigma, according to the conclusions of a large-scale review led by UCL researchers.

Health - 09.08.2022
Tackling suicide risk in people with mental disorders
Clinical researchers from Oxford University's Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust , together with colleagues from elsewhere, have developed guidance to help clinicians identify and treat patients at risk of suicide. The alternative approach to clinical practice, published in The Lancet Psychiatry , was developed by health practitioners and suicide prevention experts, together with a service user.

Career - 09.08.2022
Researcher wins award for film raising awareness of Deaf people affected by dementia
Researcher wins award for film raising awareness of Deaf people affected by dementia
A gallery of "breath-taking" images and videos which shine a light on crucial dementia research have been released today by Alzheimer's Society's first ever research image competition which was won by a University of Manchester researcher.

Health - 09.08.2022
Opinion: Personalised medicine made in hospitals can revolutionise the way diseases are treated
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Irina Brass (UCL IIPP), Dr Edison Bicudo and Dr Penny Carmichael (both UCL STEaPP) discuss how producing gene-editing personalised medicine within hospitals to fight diseases can become a reality. Imagine a patient with a rare genetic disorder that makes their arms and legs have imprecise and slow movements.

Health - Innovation - 08.08.2022
£1m investment is breath of fresh air for University of Glasgow nebuliser spinout
A University of Glasgow spinout which aims to create more effective methods of treating lung diseases has secured a £1m grant from Innovate UK.

Environment - 05.08.2022
University expertise backs UK’s first ’hydrogen ecosystem’
Cardiff researchers are supporting a bid to develop the UK's first 'Hydrogen Ecosystem.' South West England and South Wales are teaming up to lead the development of low carbon energy to help reach climate change goals.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 04.08.2022
University of Glasgow researchers support second phase of SP Energy Networks net-zero projects
Net-zero projects led by SP Energy Networks and supported by researchers from the University of Glasgow are progressing to the next phase of trials.

Career - 04.08.2022
National pay award and UCL pay increases
National pay award and UCL pay increases
An update from Donna Dalrymple, UCL's Chief People Officer. Dear colleagues, I am writing to tell you about the forthcoming increases to staff pay that will apply from your August salary payment.

Health - 04.08.2022
Prostate cancer cases risk being detected too late due to misleading focus on urinary problems, say Cambridge experts
Men with early, curable stages of prostate cancer are missing opportunities to have their cancer detected because national guidelines and media health campaigns focus on urinary symptoms despite a lack of scientific evidence, say experts at the University of Cambridge. When most people think of the symptoms of prostate cancer, they think of problems with peeing.

Campus - Career - 04.08.2022

Psychology - 03.08.2022
Ukrainian celebrity backs psychologists helping families affected by war
A popular Ukrainian celebrity has joined forces with University of Manchester psychologists to encourage families affected by the war to access the widely shared psychological support leaflets they created.

Social Sciences - 03.08.2022
A Grangetown to grow up in
Young people in Grangetown have set out their hopes for a better community as part of a Cardiff University research project.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.08.2022
Children who started secondary school in 2021 were more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression compared to their pre-pandemic peers, analysis shows
Compared to children who began secondary school in 2019, children in Wales who entered year seven in September 2021 were significantly more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression, a Cardiff University report indicates.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.08.2022
NHS must learn to love smart IV pumps to avoid drug errors
Hospitals must start using "smart" intravenous (IV) infusion technology to its full potential if they are to prevent dangerous drug errors, University of Manchester researchers have found.

Economics / Business - 01.08.2022
Robert Burns Ellisland Farm recreated in Minecraft
Robert Burns Ellisland Farm recreated in Minecraft
It was home to Scotland's national bard Robert Burns. It was also the location and inspiration for some of the poet's most famous works including Tam o Shanter and Auld Lang Syne.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 01.08.2022

Health - 29.07.2022
Analysis: Drug misuse and suicidal behaviour more common on the anniversary of a parent's death
Analysis: Drug misuse and suicidal behaviour more common on the anniversary of a parent’s death
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Scott Montgomery (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) shares his new research finding that young people who lost a parent are most likely to be admitted to hospital for drug use or self-harm around the anniversary of their death. Losing a parent during adolescence and young adulthood can be particularly damaging to mental health and wellbeing.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 29.07.2022
'Fossil Fishing at the Farm' - Jurassic marine world unearthed in a farmer's field
’Fossil Fishing at the Farm’ - Jurassic marine world unearthed in a farmer’s field
The discovery of an exceptional prehistoric site containing the remains of animals that lived in a tropical sea has been made in a farmer's field in Gloucestershire. Discovered beneath a field grazed by an ancient breed of English Longhorn cattle, the roughly 183-million-year-old fossils are stunningly well preserved like they were frozen in time.

Social Sciences - 29.07.2022
New breath-driven concept set to transform access to hand prosthetics
New breath-driven concept set to transform access to hand prosthetics
The new air-powered hand provides a lightweight, low-maintenance and easy-to-use body-powered prosthetic option particularly well suited for children and those in low and middle-income countries. A revolutionary new hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user's breathing has been developed by researchers at the University of Oxford.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 28.07.2022
Opinion: Why are strip-searches not a matter of public debate in the UK?
Opinion: Why are strip-searches not a matter of public debate in the UK?
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Matteo Tiratelli (IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society) asks why, after several charges of misconduct against the police following strip searches, why isn't the practice itself receiving more public scrutiny?

Innovation - 28.07.2022

Environment - 28.07.2022

Veterinary - 28.07.2022
Ten fence types at increased odds of a fall for horse and rider
New research into equestrian eventing safety has assessed different types of fence and course design, and quantified their associated risk of falling for either rider or horse. The study is published in the Equine Veterinary Journal , and has highlighted ten fence types which are at increased odds of a fall occurring when compared with square spread fences.
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