Health - Jun 3
First study of SAMBA II devices on hospital wards finds patient time on COVID 'holding wards' was almost halved. Researchers say faster tests helped expedite access to life-saving treatments such as organ transplants - and might make all the difference later this year.
Life Sciences - Jun 3
Life Sciences

Urban red foxes are becoming more similar to domesticated dogs as they adapt to their city environment, according to a new analysis.

Health - Jun 2

Honeybees that specialise in grooming their nestmates (allogroomers) to ward off pests play a central role in the colony, finds a new UCL and University of Florence study. Allogroomer bees also appear to have stronger immune systems, possibly enabling them to withstand their higher risk of infection, according to the findings published in Scientific Reports .

Life Sciences - Jun 2

Scientists at UCL have discovered sets of regulatory genes, which are responsible for maintaining healthy hearing. The finding, made in fruit flies, could potentially lead to treatments for age-related hearing loss (ARHL) in humans.

Economics - Jun 2

A cautious approach to easing lockdown restrictions that reduces the risk of later lockdowns may be better for the global supply chain in the long run, according to a new modelling study led by UCL and Tsinghua University.


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Economics / Business - 12:03
Major study to investigate COVID-19 impact on gamblers
A major new study has been launched to understand how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour, including among potentially 'high risk' groups.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 11:33
Lockdown 'helps fuel rise in cybercrime'
Lockdown ’helps fuel rise in cybercrime’
Take extra care before buying face masks or testing kits online, or responding to texts apparently sent to you by the UK government or the NHS.

Social Sciences - Administration - 11:04
Project to examine impact of Covid-19 on child protection services
A new research project , awarded £360,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection practice and children and families, with the aim of improving the capacity of social workers to keep children safe in a period of institutionalised social distancing.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 10:34
Finds half of UK parents uncomfortable with children returning to school
Half of UK parents do not feel comfortable about their children attending school following lockdown, according to early results from a new study asking parents and carers about their children's mental health through the COVID-19 crisis.

Innovation - 02.06.2020
Citizenship in a networked age: an agenda for rebuilding our civic ideals
An interdisciplinary team of academics based in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford have launched a new report called: 'Citizenship in a Networked Age: An Agenda for Rebuilding Ou

Environment - Event - 02.06.2020
Policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy
Policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy
How to transition to a circular economy, a topic rising up the economic and climate agendas, was the focus of The Forum's latest policy workshop.

Event - Social Sciences - 01.06.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.06.2020
A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes
A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good. Cooking is a really interesting problem for roboticists, as humans can never be totally objective when it comes to food, so how do we as scientists assess whether the robot has done a good job?

Economics / Business - 01.06.2020
Opinion: People living on low incomes already see the economy as ’rigged’ so what next after Covid?
Dr Anna Killick (UCL Political Science) discuss a survey which revealed that people living in the UK on lower incomes view the economy as a 'rigged' system that will continue after the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing inequalities between wealthier and poorer households to grow.

Social Sciences - Health - 01.06.2020
Impact of children’s loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
The research, which draws on over 60 pre-existing, peer-reviewed studies into topics spanning isolation, loneliness and mental health for young people aged four to 21, is published today [1 June] in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry . According to the review - led by the University of Bath in partnership with researchers at Bristol, UCL, Reading and Edinburgh - young people who are lonely might be as much as three times more likely to develop depression in the future, and that the impact of loneliness and depression could last for at least 9 years.

Health - 29.05.2020
People are optimistic about own Covid-19 risk, pessimistic about society
Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from Covid-19 than others of their own age and gender, indicating an optimism bias, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the US. The findings, published as a pre-print on  PsyArXiv  ahead of peer review, also show that most people surveyed see Covid-19 as a grave danger to society.

Law - History / Archeology - 29.05.2020

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2020
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
The evidence consists of limestone pebbles that carry borings made by molluscs as well as oysters. These pebbles were torn up from the underlying Carboniferous limestone which formed the basic landscape all over Somerset and across the Severn Estuary to South Wales.

Pedagogy - Career - 29.05.2020
Childcare in lockdown: women do more, but baby steps are being made towards equality
Although the burden is falling disproportionately on women, many families are experiencing a more equal share of the childcare thanks to home working.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 29.05.2020
Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter, which carries instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days in a chance encounter flagged to ESA by a team from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL MSSL).

Health - Life Sciences - 29.05.2020

Health - 29.05.2020
Imperial develops coronavirus outbreak simulation tools for 137 countries
Imperial develops coronavirus outbreak simulation tools for 137 countries
Imperial have developed coronavirus outbreak simulation tools for 137 countries to help healthcare services plan their response to the pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.05.2020
Just over half of adults strictly sticking to lockdown guidelines as confidence in government falls
Strict adherence to Government Covid-19 lockdown guidelines and overall confidence in government are at all-time lows, according to UCL's Covid-19 social study of over 90,000 adults during the coronavirus epidemic.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.05.2020
Immunotherapy for bowel cancer could change clinical practice
A large international trial involving UCL and UCLH has found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when compared with chemotherapy. 'Progression free survival' is the length of time during and after the treatment of a disease, such as cancer, that a patient lives with the disease but it does not get worse.

Pedagogy - 28.05.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 28.05.2020
Lab-free COVID-19 test trialled in London hospitals
Lab-free COVID-19 test trialled in London hospitals
DnaNudge's MHRA-approved rapid COVID-19 test is now rolling out in urgent patient care across London hospitals. DnaNudge 's rapid, lab-free COVID-19 test, developed by Imperial College London's Regius Professor of Engineering Chris Toumazou , offers gold-standard accuracy and sample-to-result in around an hour.

Health - Veterinary - 28.05.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor James Wood
Cambridge's infectious diseases community is making a huge contribution to tackling the pandemic,- says Professor James Wood.

Pedagogy - 27.05.2020
How have children adapted to life during Covid-19?
A leading university in the heart of a thriving capital city Over 95 % of our undergraduates enter employment or further study shortly after graduating (HESA 2016/17) Top 5 UK University for research

Computer Science - 27.05.2020
Comment: Coronavirus - survey reveals what the public wants from a contact-tracing app
Dr Julia Yesberg (UCL Security & Crime Science) and her colleagues discusse the results of a survey of 730 users of the NHS contact-tracing app being trialled in the Isle of Wight.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.05.2020
Two UCL academics among WEF Young Scientists
Dr Mine Orlu (UCL School of Pharmacy) and Dr Joe Grove (UCL Institute of Immunity & Transplantation) have been named to the World Economic Forum's Class of 2020 Young Scientists, a global list of exceptional researchers at the forefront of scientific discovery.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 27.05.2020

Environment - Administration - 27.05.2020
New policy priority tool to supercharge sustainable development
A pioneering policy priority tool for tracking progress towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been developed by UCL in collaboration with a UK-Mexico team.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 27.05.2020
Parents, especially mothers, paying heavy price for lockdown
School closures, massive rates of job loss and furloughing, and a shift to working from home are all affecting how parents spend their time, and how mothers and fathers divide responsibilities for paid work, housework and childcare, finds a new study co-led by UCL.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 27.05.2020
School segregation by wealth is creating unequal learning outcomes for children in the Global South
School segregation by wealth is creating unequal learning outcomes for children in the Global South
Millions of the world's poorest children are leaving school without mastering even basic levels of reading or maths because of an overlooked pattern of widespread, wealth-based inequalities in their countries- education systems, new research suggests.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.05.2020
Speed, compliance and monitoring crucial to test and trace programmes
Test, trace and isolate programmes could help control the spread of COVID-19 if test results are delivered quickly, contacts are traced and public compliance is high, finds a report co-authored by UCL's Professor Dame Anne Johnson.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.05.2020
Wales to play major role in national trial for COVID-19 vaccine
A leading university in the heart of a thriving capital city Over 95 % of our undergraduates enter employment or further study shortly after graduating (HESA 2016/17) Top 5 UK University for research

Innovation - Career - 26.05.2020
Seven Questions with... Tobi Ayeni
This week we meet Affiliate Civil Engineering student Tobi Ayeni, who is studying abroad at UCL from Princeton University.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2020
Quantum technology offers improved planning for epilepsy surgery
A new project to harness quantum technology to enable better planning for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery has been funded by the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.05.2020

Environment - 26.05.2020
Bristol key partner in international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa
Bristol key partner in international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa
Led by scientists at Cardiff University with substantial contributions from 13 other partners in seven countries, including a team from the University of Bristol, the EU project, called DOWN2EARTH, will employ state-of-the-art seasonal forecasts and decadal projections of climate change.

Health - Event - 26.05.2020
Two Imperial researchers named World Economic Forum Young Scientists
Two Imperial researchers named World Economic Forum Young Scientists
Two researchers have been named World Economic Forum Young Scientists.
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