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Life Sciences - Health - 13:07
Bristol awarded record number of European grants for 'excellent' science, third highest in Europe
Bristol awarded record number of European grants for ’excellent’ science, third highest in Europe
The University will receive €13M for globally significant research into anti-microbial resistance, artificial reproduction, futuristic materials, quantum mechanics, the philosophy of evolution and a truth taskforce to combat misinformation.

Earth Sciences - 12:09
UCL students explore ancient rocks in virtual reality
UCL Earth Sciences students, unable to take part in their normal field-based classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are instead using virtual reality headsets to learn about Britain's oldest rocks from northwest Scotland.

Economics / Business - 12:09
Report highlights CS cluster’s resilience
A report that examines economic activity in Wales and the impact of the CSconnected Compound Semiconductor community has been published by Cardiff University's Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU).

Environment - Economics / Business - 12:09
Minority of Britons think UK government has clear plan to tackle climate change - poll
Just three in 10 Britons (28%) agree the government has a clear plan for how it can work with business and the people to tackle climate change, according to a new survey.

Physics - Career - 12:09
Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding
Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding
Twelve University of Cambridge researchers have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe's premier research funding body.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10:08
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study in the journal Nature .

Health - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021
Disabled people face life threatening COVID-19 discrimination - study
Disabled people face life threatening COVID-19 discrimination - study
Disabled people across the Global South have faced significant discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them at greater risk of life-threatening abuse, violence and mental health problems, according to a new study.

Environment - Research Management - 21.04.2021

Environment - 21.04.2021
Scientists' new climate change-fighting tech could slash energy use
Scientists’ new climate change-fighting tech could slash energy use
Two scientists are developing climate change-fighting technology that could slash energy use in buildings.

Health - Art and Design - 21.04.2021
New research project explores experiences of walking and creativity during COVID-19
New research project explores experiences of walking and creativity during COVID-19
A University of Glasgow led project is to explore people's experience of walking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021
Cybersecurity risks exposed in fitness trackers and children’s toys
Fitness devices and children's smart toys, as well as other connected devices, can be easily manipulated by domestic abusers seeking to access private information and control victims, finds a report by UCL researchers. As the use of fitness trackers during subsequent lockdowns has surged, experts are raising concerns about their safety and ability to reveal personal information about people's bodies, homes and their movements.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.04.2021
Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security
The worldwide adoption of biotechnologies to improve crop production has stalled, putting global food security at risk, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham.

Health - 20.04.2021
Oxford University and Prenetics announce landmark collaboration to scale rapid testing tech globally
Oxford University and Prenetics announce landmark collaboration to scale rapid testing tech globally
Today, the University of Oxford, Prenetics Limited, a global leader in diagnostics and genetic testing, and Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have signed collaboration agreements to

Campus - Social Sciences - 20.04.2021

Linguistics / Literature - 20.04.2021
Opinion: A Seven-Year Fuse Blows Up Czech-Russian Relations
It is hard to know what is most surprising about the revelation that Russia was behind a Czech depot explosion: the timing, the scale of the Czech response, or the operation itself, says Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Campus - Economics / Business - 19.04.2021

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 19.04.2021
Researchers win £1.3M funding to make a portable device to detect street drug ’spice’
A portable device to detect spice is being developed at Bath. This will be the first gadget to give on-the-spot readings for the street drug.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 16.04.2021
Opinion: What separates humans from AI? It’s doubt
Computers can drive our cars and beat us at chess. What they lack is our ability to know when we don't know, says Dr Steve Fleming (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

Health - Pharmacology - 16.04.2021

Health - 16.04.2021
Gardens and green space linked to better mental health during pandemic
People with green space on their doorstep or access to a private garden reported better health and wellbeing during and after the first lockdown in the UK, according to a new study. Researchers from Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University have shown that people with a garden and a park nearby were more likely to say they were feeling calm, peaceful and had a lot of energy as compared to those with no access to a garden or living further away from a green space.

Psychology - Health - 16.04.2021

Computer Science - 15.04.2021
The Internet brings people into big cities
The widespread proliferation of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICT) has drawn people into urban centres, according to new research.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.04.2021
Risk of rare blood clotting higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines
COVID-19 leads to a several-times higher risk of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) blood clots than current COVID-19 vaccines.

Campus - Health - 15.04.2021

History / Archeology - Environment - 15.04.2021
Archaeology offers a way to measure the extent humans have contributed to global climate change
Archaeology offers a way to measure the extent humans have contributed to global climate change
A worldwide team of academics are offering a new way to measure and quantify the extent humans have contributed to global climate change using archaeology, a new paper shows.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.04.2021

Psychology - Computer Science - 15.04.2021
Opinion: AI is increasingly being used to identify emotions - here’s what’s at stake
Emotional recognition technology (ERT) is a growing industry which aims to use AI to detect emotions from facial expressions, but it's controversial and biases can be built into the system, says an article co-authored by Dr Alexandra Albert (UCL Geography). Imagine you are in a job interview. As you answer the recruiter's questions, an artificial intelligence (AI) system scans your face, scoring you for nervousness, empathy and dependability.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 15.04.2021
Taking action to achieve Net Zero in the agriculture sector
Taking action to achieve Net Zero in the agriculture sector
Farmers need to be prepared to take action now in order to achieve Net Zero in the agriculture sector by 2050, according to UCL researchers. The report, UK Agriculture: Pathways to Net Zero, commissioned by HSBC, examines the importance of reducing net agriculture emissions of greenhouse gases and how farmers can achieve this through changes to farm management.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.04.2021
Over-80s show similar antibody responses following single vaccination with either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine - but cellular responses are enhanced after AstraZeneca vaccine
People aged over 80 receiving a single dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine show equivalent antibody responses five weeks post vaccination.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.04.2021
Profile: How UK doctor linked rare blood-clotting to AstraZeneca Covid jab
Professor Marie Scully (UCL Cardiovascular Science) is interviewed about her about her work identifying a new rare blood clotting syndrome linked to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine & established the correct test & treatments for patients, helping save lives.
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