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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.

Health - Economics / Business - 14.04.2021

Philosophy - Health - 14.04.2021
UCL plays key role in bringing ethical thinking to pandemic policy-making
UCL researchers will be at the heart of an initiative to bring the best possible expertise to the ethical challenges policy makers face tackling COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.04.2021
COVID-19 drug screening hub at the University of Glasgow begins work
A new COVID-19 drug screening and resistance hub in Scotland, based at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), has begun its vital work.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.04.2021
Newly launched British biotech company pioneers ground-breaking potential treatments for COVID-19
Newly launched British biotech company pioneers ground-breaking potential treatments for COVID-19
A team of top scientists from the University of Bristol have announced the formation of a new biotech company that is developing ground-breaking and newly patented potential treatments for coronavirus.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.04.2021
Artificial Intelligence used to automate assessment of Mesothelioma
Patients receiving treatment for the "asbestos cancer", Mesothelioma, are being assessed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of a prototype imaging system which could revolutionise the way people with the disease are cared for.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 13.04.2021
Analysis: How to understand the influence of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland
Paramilitary groups continue to have an influence in Northern Ireland, and questions should focus on why this is the case, instead of denying that they do, say Professor Kristin Bakke and PhD Candidate Kit Rickard (both UCL Political Science).

Environment - 13.04.2021
Polluter elite needs to act first on climate change
Professor Whitmarsh was a Commissioner on a new report that argues the wealthiest in society need to make dramatic lifestyle changes for emission reductions.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2021
Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders
Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders
A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control - leading to binge-eating - in response to stress.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.04.2021
Asthma drug budesonide shortens recovery time in non-hospitalised patients with COVID-19
Inhaled budesonide, a common corticosteroid, is the first widely available, inexpensive drug found to shorten recovery times in COVID-19 patients aged over 50 who are treated at home and in other community settings, reports the UK's PRINCIPLE trial in 1,779 participants.

Health - 12.04.2021
COVID-19 Lateral Flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a research project to improve people's experiences of Lateral Flow Testing for COVID-19 in Birmingham.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2021
Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations
Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations
Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategies, and can help to restore degraded ecosystems. But scientists say there is a high risk that these relocations are accidentally spreading diseases and parasites. We've seen that mixing different populations of mussels can allow widespread transmission of gonad-eating worms.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.04.2021
Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks
Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks
Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of an early-warning system being piloted with the aim of giving health agencies more time to activate emergency response plans.

Health - Research Management - 12.04.2021
New research project aims to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19
A £1.35m research project is setting out to harness advanced fluid modelling techniques to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19. Engineers from the University of Glasgow are leading the project, which brings together experts in fluid mechanics, modelling and computation from a total of five UK universities.

Pharmacology - 09.04.2021

Politics - 09.04.2021
Opinion: rapid escalation of Ukrainian conflict in 2014 has lessons for today
A build-up of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border could signal an escalation in the conflict between the two nations, and analysing the escalation in 2014 gives clues as to how it might unfold, says PhD Candidate Jakob Hauter (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).