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Environment - 27.08.2020
Devastating hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher global warming targets are missed
Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up to halve the likelihood of such disasters in the region, according to new research.

Health - Art and Design - 27.08.2020
People with hidden medical conditions create drawings to document the impact of lockdown
People suffering from invisible diseases have explored the impact lockdown has had on them by drawing about their experiences.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.08.2020
Community testing site opens at University of Birmingham
A walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened today (Thursday 27 August 2020) at the University of Birmingham, as part of the Government's UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities.

Health - 27.08.2020
Breakthrough antibodies test to detect COVID-19 cases launches in Birmingham
The test was designed to detect all three immunoglobulins produced by the body to optimise the sensitivity and to increase detection at the earliest possible stage after exposure to the virus. A new test to detect COVID-19 antibodies in people with mild symptoms has been launched by The Binding Site in collaboration with the University of Birmingham's Clinical Immunology Service The unique SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ELISA has been developed to identify individuals who have had a mild, non-hospitalised disease course following SARS-CoV-2 exposure.

Health - 27.08.2020
Analysis: How worried should we be about the coronavirus resurgence in Europe?
Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths (UCL Epidemiology & Health) and her colleagues discuss the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 in Europe, and calls for increased track and tracing and testing as the world awaits a working vaccine.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.08.2020
Only one in 10 plan to return to live as they did before Covid-19
Only 10% of people plan to return to living exactly as they did before Covid-19 after the pandemic ends, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Environment - Health - 24.08.2020
COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call for water security
Urgent action on water security is essential to better prepare societies for future global health crises, say experts at the University of Birminghamin the UK and Northwestern University in the US.

Economics / Business - Career - 24.08.2020

Politics - 21.08.2020
Opinion: Alexei Navalny suspected poisoning - why opposition figure stands out in Russian politics
Following the suspected poisoning of Alexei Navalny, a prominent opposition activist in Russia, Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) explains why the 'charismatic, anti-Kremlin' may have been targeted.

Economics / Business - Administration - 21.08.2020

Career - Economics / Business - 21.08.2020
Creative graduates more entrepreneurial and as employable as peers
Creative graduates more entrepreneurial and as employable as peers, new study finds Graduates in creative subjects suffer no deficit in earnings to students of supposedly “higher value?

Social Sciences - Politics - 20.08.2020
Children’s fiction on terror is leading a youth ’write-back’ against post-9/11 paranoia
A wave of children's fiction which tackles subjects such as suicide terrorism, militant jihadism and counter-terror violence is helping young readers to rethink and resist extremism and Islamophobia, new research suggests.

Health - Environment - 20.08.2020
Spotlight on... Jasmine Ho
This week we meet Jasmine Ho, Clinical Research Training Fellow at the Ear Institute. Here, Jasmine chats to us about founding the PPE charity MedSupplyDrive UK, which has directed over 250,000 items of PPE to more than 500 health and social care establishments to date.

Health - 20.08.2020
Opinion: Making COVID-19 research open to all
UCL's COVID-19 Research platform reached a landmark moment this August as it recorded its 500th entry.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.08.2020
Analysis: How UCL clinicians invented a new way of treating breast cancer
As a large trial confirms the effectiveness of single-dose radiotherapy in treating breast cancer, Principle Investigator, Professor Jayant Vaidya (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science), describes how he and colleagues developed a new therapy which challenged convention.

Health - 20.08.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor Daniela De Angelis
Since January this year, Daniela De Angelis and her team have been informing the UK Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.08.2020
Prevention of heart disease can start before birth
Prevention of heart disease can start before birth
Mitochondrial therapy in complicated pregnancies lowers the chance of cardiovascular problems in the offspring. It completely changes our way of thinking about heart disease Dino Giussani Babies that experience low oxygen levels in the womb due to pregnancy complications often go on to develop heart disease in adulthood.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.08.2020
Researchers extend recruitment to COVID-19 vaccine trial
Researchers at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the University of Bristol have begun a new round of recruitment to a clinical trial of a vaccine pioneered in the UK which could protect against COVID-19.

Computer Science - Transport - 19.08.2020
Engineers set new world record internet speed
The world's fastest data transmission rate has been achieved by a team of UCL engineers who reached an internet speed a fifth faster than the previous record.

Environment - 18.08.2020
Migrating bird populations affected by climate and land changes
Changes in climate and habitat on the breeding and non-breeding grounds of migratory birds are both playing an important part in driving their long-term population changes.

Event - Health - 17.08.2020
Oxford developers of rapid Covid-19 test awarded RAEng President's Special Award
Oxford developers of rapid Covid-19 test awarded RAEng President’s Special Award
Professor Cui and his team from Oxford's Department of Engineering Science and OSCAR, the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, are one of the winners announced today of the Royal Academy of En

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 17.08.2020
Engineers recognised with awards for pandemic service
Engineers recognised with awards for pandemic service
Two teams of Cambridge engineers have been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic with the President's Special Award for Pandemic Service.

Politics - Social Sciences - 17.08.2020
Opinion: Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens
Dr Keren Weitzberg (UCL History) comments on the plight of stateless citizens who struggle to move outside refugee status, and on the harms of data-driven surveillance in the UK and Kenya.

Economics / Business - 17.08.2020
Analysis: When houses earn more than jobs - how we lost control of Australian house prices
Prospective students Current students UCL in the media Services for media Tell us your story Dr Josh Ryan-Collins (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) and his colleague present analysi

Health - Social Sciences - 15.08.2020

History / Archeology - 14.08.2020
Britain’s first Viking helmet discovered
A team from our Archaeology Department have been helping to uncover the past of a rare Viking artefact. The origins of a corroded, damaged helmet, which was unearthed in Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, UK, has caused much debate for many years and Dr Chris Caple and his team were asked to carry out research to find out more about it.

Physics - 14.08.2020
Reporting the atomic bombs and VJ Day
In an era before the internet and smartphones the dropping of the atomic bombs and eventual surrender of Japan on VJ Day was reported in more traditional ways.

Health - Psychology - 14.08.2020
New rehabilitation app to aid recovery of COVID-19 ’long-haulers’
Prospective students Current students UCL in the media Services for media Tell us your story An innovative digital programme, developed by UCL researchers with Barts Health NHS Trust and UCL Partners, to treat the long lasting effects of COVID-19 infection, is now being used by patients. The app, believed to be the first such tool to be rolled out in the UK, is being given to patients from Barts Health hospitals, who have been discharged but are continuing to recover and rehabilitate at home.

Health - 14.08.2020

Health - Computer Science - 14.08.2020
Latest version of COVID-19 contact tracing app ready for testing on the Isle of Wight and Newham, London
The Department of Health & Social Care announced the latest version of the contact tracing app will be tested on the Isle of Wight and with NHS volunteers from this week, and in the London Borough of Newham from next week.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.08.2020
A quarter of people have experienced discrimination since Covid-19 lockdown began
Prospective students Current students UCL in the media Services for media Tell us your story A quarter of people in the UK report experiencing some kind of discrimination since lockdown began, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study. The most common forms of discrimination included being treated with less courtesy or respect than others, others acting as if they were afraid of them and receiving poorer service than others for deliveries or in stores.

Environment - 13.08.2020

Religions - Social Sciences - 13.08.2020

Materials Science - 13.08.2020
Coffee stains inspire new printing technique
Have you ever spilled your coffee on your desk? You may then have observed one of the most puzzling phenomena of fluid mechanics - the coffee-ring effect.

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