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Physics - Mar 27
A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement, scientists say. In a new paper published today in the journal Science Advances, a group of researchers, led by Matteo Clerici at the University of Glasgow's James Watt School of Engineering and colleagues from the UK, Japan and Germany, demonstrates a new method of generating and detecting quantum-entangled photons at a wavelength of 2.1 micrometres.
Health - Mar 27

University of Oxford researchers working in an unprecedented vaccine development effort to prevent COVID-19 have started screening healthy volunteers (aged 18-55) today for their upcoming ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial in the Thames Valley Region.

Life Sciences - Mar 27

A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest. The researchers, from the University's Water Research Institute, looked at the gut contents of more than 2,000 animals to create a simple equation to predict the size of a plastic item an animal can eat, based on the length of its body.

Life Sciences - Mar 27

Scientists have, for the first time, documented seasonal migrations of fish across the seafloor in deep-sea fish, revealing an important insight that will further scientific understanding of the nature of our planet.

Health - Mar 26
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The outbreak of COVID-19 would likely have caused 40 million deaths this year in the absence of any preventative measures.


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Psychology - 27.03.2020
Five ways to create household harmony during lockdown
As the nation grapples with public lockdown, the reality of all living under the same roof has taken on a whole new meaning.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.03.2020
UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19
A team of oncologists from the Universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Leeds have joined forces to launch the first cancer coronavirus registry in the world to track how cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be impacted. The UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Scheme is a national project which will pioneer the use of clinician-led reporting to track cancer patients and inform treatment pathways.

Health - Politics - 27.03.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus derails Russia’s constitutional reform vote
Vladimir Putin has postponed the public vote on constitutional reform amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Career - 27.03.2020
Dr Christine Yao announced as BBC New Generation Thinker
Dr Christine 'Xine' Yao (UCL English) has been named as one of this year's 'New Generation Thinkers' by the BBC and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Health - Environment - 26.03.2020

Mathematics - Physics - 26.03.2020
Growing plants without soil amongst frontier projects backed by President's fund
Growing plants without soil amongst frontier projects backed by President’s fund
Three projects that push the boundaries of science have received funds from the President's Excellence Fund for Frontier Research.

Health - Business / Economics - 26.03.2020
Staying safe during the coronavirus crisis
In recent weeks, we have seen the whole of the UK come together in support of each other during the coronavirus crisis.

Social Sciences - 26.03.2020
Mainstream feminism is broken, says Sussex expert in new book
Mainstream feminism is broken, says Sussex expert in new book
Me, Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism by Alison Phipps is published on 6 April 2020 A new book by Alison Phipps , Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, pulls back the curtain on #MeToo and other recent feminist campaigns against sexual violence.

Health - 26.03.2020
J-IDEA's Neil Ferguson tells MPs lockdown can help NHS manage coronavirus
J-IDEA’s Neil Ferguson tells MPs lockdown can help NHS manage coronavirus
Imperial's Neil Ferguson, Director of J-IDEA, has told MPs that the current UK lockdown could keep the coronavirus outbreak at manageable levels.

Health - Administration - 26.03.2020
David Nabarro says coronavirus challenges can be averted with rapid action
David Nabarro says coronavirus challenges can be averted with rapid action
The WHO's coronavirus special envoy and Imperial academic David Nabarro says the challenges faced by Italy and Iran can be avoided with rapid action.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.03.2020
E-learning could train community health workers to help COVID-19 efforts
E-learning could train community health workers to help COVID-19 efforts
UK researchers say an emergency programme to train thousands of community health workers could help vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Writing in a comment piece today in The Lancet , they suggest a large-scale programme could train a workforce to help the estimated 1.5 million elderly and vulnerable people in the UK who may be in isolation for 12 weeks.

Transport - Social Sciences - 25.03.2020
Women 10% more likely than men to report feeling unsafe on city public transport
A worldwide study of 327,403 metro and bus passengers found that women are ten per cent more likely to feel unsafe than men on urban public transport.

Administration - Health - 25.03.2020
Oxford University launches world’s first COVID-19 government response tracker
The new tracker records and compares governmental measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide.

Health - 25.03.2020
Analysis: Household cleaning products which are effective against coronavirus
Dr Lena Ciric (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) gives tips on which household products are best at killing Covid-19 coronavirus. COVID-19 has only been around for a few months, so at this point scientists don't know that much about it. But more is being learned every day. We now know, for example, it can live on surfaces for up to nine days and survives in the air for a few hours.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.03.2020
New global guidelines launched to reduce surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance
New international surgical guidelines will help to save thousands of lives in Lowand Middle-income Countries (LMIC) countries by standardising and improving practice in surgery.

Health - 24.03.2020
Universities launch research project on UK attitudes to coronavirus pandemic
One of the first research projects aimed at gauging the UK public's attitude and responses to the coronavirus pandemic is being launched.

Social Sciences - 24.03.2020
Into psychological and social effects of Covid-19
UCL has launched a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK. Researchers are aiming to recruit a large sample of adults living in the UK to help understand the effects of coronavirus and social distancing measures on individuals.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.03.2020
Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks
Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks
Intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy is likely to increase dramatically over the next few weeks, suggests research published by a team at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
Scientists to help track UK spread of coronavirus
Welsh scientists are set to take a leading role in mapping the spread of coronavirus as part of a £20m project announced today by the UK's chief scientific adviser.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.03.2020
New funding to help understand how Covid-19 affects people
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is to play a key role in new COVID-19 scientific project, announced today (Monday 23 March).

Pharmacology - Health - 23.03.2020
First patients enrolled in new clinical trial of possible COVID-19 treatments | University of Oxford
Researchers from the have launched a new clinical trial to test the effects of potential drug treatments for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The first patients have now been recruited.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
UCL scientist joins major new alliance to map spread of coronavirus
Judith Breuer, Director of UCL Pathogen Genomics Unit (UCL-PGU), has today been announced as one of the UK scientists to be part of a major new genome sequencing consortium which will map the spread of Covid-19.

Health - 23.03.2020
New estimates of excess mortality from COVID-19 suggest stronger suppression measures needed
A mitigation strategy aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus could lead to at least 35,000-70,000 excess deaths over one year, find researchers from UCL, UCL NHS Trust, the University of Cambridge, and Health Data Research UK.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
University of Birmingham joins COVID-19 genome sequencing alliance to map spread of coronavirus
The Government and the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser have today (Monday 23 March) backed the UK's leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves using whole-genome sequencing.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
CVR named as part of £20m COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is named today (Monday 23 March) as one of 13 key centres in a pan-UK alliance of scientists, working on COVID-19 whole genome sequencing.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus
Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus
The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced today by the Government and the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser.

Health - Social Sciences - 21.03.2020
Most washing hands but only half social distancing following coronavirus advice
Most washing hands but only half social distancing following coronavirus advice
The vast majority of the UK public are washing their hands more regularly, but only half avoided crowded areas and social events over the past week.

Health - 20.03.2020
Opinion: What explains South Korea’s success at limiting Covid-19?
Writing for the Conversation, Dr Jung Won Sonn (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) points to the importance of surveillance, with infected individuals tracked and their movements flagged online for all to see.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 20.03.2020
Oxford and King's developing prototype for rapidly deployable ventilator
Oxford and King’s developing prototype for rapidly deployable ventilator
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK's capacity for ventilator manufacture.

Politics - 19.03.2020
Opinion: The French are finally observing lockdown advice - but is it too late?
After initially ignoring the national lockdown, people are now heeding the president's guidance in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society).
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