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Career - Health - 26.02.2021
Opinion: Work-life balance in a pandemic is a public health issue we cannot ignore
Despite fears that home working would lead to a decrease in productivity, evidence shows that people have worked more, not less, during the Covid-19 pandemic, write PhD researcher Dave Cook (UCL Anthropology) and Research Fellow Anna Rudnicka (UCL Interaction Centre).

Health - 26.02.2021
Over half of adults worried Covid-19 cases will rise as lockdown eases
Over half (57%) of adults are concerned that cases of Covid-19 will increase after the current lockdown restrictions are eased*, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.02.2021
Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduces asymptomatic infections and potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission
Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduces asymptomatic infections and potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission
New data from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by four-fold the number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Campus - Health - 25.02.2021
Cambridge institute publishes ethical framework for asymptomatic COVID-19 student testing in HE institutions
Cambridge institute publishes ethical framework for asymptomatic COVID-19 student testing in HE institutions
The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute has today published an ethical framework for higher education institutions considering running asymptomatic COVID-19 testing programmes for their students.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.02.2021

Health - Social Sciences - 25.02.2021
Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse referrals in primary care to be explored
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care in collaboration with colleagues in Queen Mary University of London, UCL, University of Oxford and IRIS

Criminology / Forensics - 25.02.2021
Improving road safety to tackle crime
Improving road safety in cities could result in a lower rate of violent crime, according to research from UCL, after expert analysis of crime and car accident data in Mexico City found a surprisingly high level of synchronicity between the two. The Heartbeat of the City study, which looked at a the relationship between the two across a weekly cycle, suggests that applying more resources to prevent road accidents would improve crime rates by enabling more efficient policing.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.02.2021
Opinion: Gay Holocaust victims and survivors are often forgotten - we need to tell their stories
LGBTQ+ people were one of the groups persecuted by the Nazis, but their specific experiences are often overlooked, says PhD candidate Mie Astrup Jensen (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies).

Health - Life Sciences - 25.02.2021
World-leading children’s hospitals partner to find new treatments for paediatric diseases
Ahead of Rare Disease Day (28 February), leading children's research institutions on three continents are joining forces to decipher paediatric illnesses, including rare diseases, and find better treatments.

Social Sciences - 25.02.2021
Opinion: LGBTQ+ spaces face a new threat from the pandemic - here’s how they can adapt
Dedicated spaces have long been crucial to LGBTQ+ people, but are under threat due to financial pressures exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, says Research Fellow Lo Marshall (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture).

Event - 25.02.2021
Today’s Zoom tip - 25 February 2021
This week, a guide on how to customise your display when using the Zoom desktop client. Views  There are three main views available when no one is sharing their screen.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.02.2021

Health - 25.02.2021
Nearly half of people with potential cancer symptoms in first wave of pandemic did not contact GP
Nearly half of people who experienced possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic did not contact their GP, the initial findings of a UK-wide survey have suggested.

Computer Science - Campus - 24.02.2021
UCL partners with Facebook AI Research to deliver PhD programme
UCL has agreed a four-year research partnership with Facebook AI Research (FAIR), enabling PhD students to spend time at both UCL Computer Science and Facebook.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
’More visibility is one of many important steps to improve lack of diversity’
Cardiff-born neuroscientist Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly takes up his role as leader of a team at the cutting edge of Parkinson's Disease research at the UK Dementia Research Institute's centre at Cardiff University this month.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
Doctors reverse jumping vision caused by light deprivation
Gradual exposure to light restored vision to a migraine sufferer who developed miner's nystagmus after an extended period of severe light deprivation, reports a team led by UCL experts.

Health - 22.02.2021
Engineering longer-lasting artificial joints
Engineering longer-lasting artificial joints
A £4 million research project will develop a new generation of artificial joints that last longer, produce fewer side effects and are better suited for younger people.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Opinion: This UK lockdown must be the last - Here’s how we can achieve that
Yo-yoing in and out of lockdown has harmed health and livelihoods. In 2021, we need to do something different, says Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Languages Sciences).

Health - Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter
The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK).

Psychology - 22.02.2021
Does banning junk food ads work?
PhD Candidate Aarron Toal on the psychology behind our cravings. In 2020, the UK Government announced a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm.

Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Fascinating research by two University of Bristol academics features in a new BBC Two wildlife series.

Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer
Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer
The benefits system needs to change in order to properly support claimants during and after COVID-19, a major national research project has concluded. Welfare at a (Social) Distance , a collaboration between several universities including Leeds, is investigating the benefits system during the pandemic and its aftermath.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.02.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 19.02.2021
Global taskforce set to demystify and overcome vaccine hesitancy amid COVID-19 pandemic
International experts are joining forces to combat vaccine hesitancy by tackling its root cause - misinformation - and arming key influencers with the facts.

Environment - Psychology - 18.02.2021
Cambridge psychologist helps Facebook fight climate change misinformation
Social media giant turn to behaviour and communication expert to help them tackle the dangerous anti-science myths that circulate online.   Facebook is in a unique position to counter the circulation of online misinformation Sander van der Linden Facebook has sought the help of experts on anti-environment propaganda, including a Cambridge psychologist, to improve their Climate Science Information Centre and help more of the platform's almost three billion monthly users find the latest accurate climate science data.

Health - 18.02.2021
New national modelling group to provide faster, more rigorous COVID-19 predictions
New national modelling group to provide faster, more rigorous COVID-19 predictions
A new national consortium, co-led by the University of Cambridge, will bring together mathematical modellers to produce faster, more rigorous predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies.

Health - 18.02.2021
New funding for national consortium to model COVID-19 pandemic predictions
A national consortium bringing together modellers to produce rigorous predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies will receive £3 million funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Health - Pharmacology - 18.02.2021
Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID
Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID
The University of Birmingham today launches a major new £2.2m government-funded research project to improve the treatment, causes and symptoms of so-called Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients.

Event - 18.02.2021
Read today’s Teams Tip - 18 February 2021
This week we are looking at how to prioritise your channels and posts in Teams by pinning them. Pinned channels In the past, we've looked at how to keep your Teams organised by hiding the quieter groups.

Innovation - 18.02.2021

Health - Social Sciences - 17.02.2021
Analysis: We asked 70,000 people how coronavirus affected them
Dr Daisy Fancourt and Research Fellow Alex Bradbury (both UCL Epidemiology & Health) spell out the impact that Covid-19 has had on vulnerable groups, drawing on their Covid-19 Social Study involving 70,000 people. The UK has passed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. And as the latest lockdown drags on, the inequalities that have characterised the trajectory of the Covid-19 epidemic are becoming starker than ever.

Campus - 17.02.2021
University of Glasgow publishes action plan to tackle racism and racial harassment on campus
Content Advisory: The content and discussion in news article and report covers themes of racism and racial harassment, including detailed accounts of lived experiences of racial harassment from staff and students and the detrimental effects of this to physical and mental health.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.02.2021
Researchers lead £11m projects to investigate Long Covid
Professor Nishi Chaturvedi (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) and Professor Sir Terence Stephenson (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) are leading two new studies on Long Covid announced by the UK Government today.
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