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Health - Research Management - 30.10.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020

Social Sciences - Campus - 29.10.2020
Analysis: Universities enrich communities, as well as educating students
The value of universities shouldn't just be measured by the education they provide, but also their contribution to the economy, democracy, advancing equality and sustainability, finds new research led by Professor Elaine Unterhalter (UCL Institute of Education).

Health - 28.10.2020
Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation
During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research.

Computer Science - 28.10.2020
Bristol one of four international partners creating a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery
Bristol one of four international partners creating a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery
The University of Bristol is one of four international institutions selected to form a partnership within the new National Science Foundation (NSF) project, Fabric Across Borders (FAB).

Health - 28.10.2020
Opinion: England’s contact-tracing system needs better data handling to beat COVID-19
The UK's current contact-tracing system is not working to contain Covid-19, and greater transparency is needed to help combat this, argues Dr Mengdie Zhuang (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis).

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 28.10.2020
Futuristic house for Martians brought to life by Bristol scientists, artists and architects
Futuristic house for Martians brought to life by Bristol scientists, artists and architects
Experiencing life on Mars could be more than just a fantastical notion, thanks to a new collaboration that has seen artists come together with scientists, architects and engineers to create a full-scale house for the future, in Bristol.

Health - 28.10.2020
New COVID-19 dashboard highlights gaps in data needed to address pandemic
A new public health data visualisation dashboard for COVID-19 has revealed significant issues regarding the quality, consistency and availability of reliable data needed to manage the Coronavirus pandemic and its impacts.

Research Management - 28.10.2020

Health - 28.10.2020
New mouth spray could benefit patients with painful genetic skin condition
A new spray for treating severely painful blisters, mouth ulceration and oral scarring in patients with a rare genetic skin condition is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Career - 28.10.2020
Teachers among happiest professionals
The wellbeing and mental health of teachers in England is similar to those in other professions and teachers are less likely to report feelings of 'low self-worth', according to new research from aca

Life Sciences - Campus - 27.10.2020

Health - Physics - 27.10.2020
Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers
Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers
Gold nanotubes - tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair - could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, according to a team of researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds.  Mesothelioma is one of the 'hard-to-treat' cancers, and the best we can offer people with existing treatments is a few months of extra survival.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.10.2020
Analysis: Expanding marine protected areas by 5% could boost fish yields by 20%
Increasing the size and number of areas where fishing is banned could boost the amount of fish caught in other areas, but gaining the support of local fishers is key, explains Dr Peter Jones (UCL Geography).

Pharmacology - Health - 26.10.2020
Cancer anti-sickness drug offers hope for hallucinations in Parkinson’s
A world-first double-blind clinical trial led by UCL researchers will investigate if a powerful drug used to treat nausea in chemotherapy patients could alleviate hallucinations in people with Parkinson's.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.10.2020
Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals
Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals
Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the challenge hospitals face in controlling infections.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 26.10.2020
Multidisciplinary Bristol team receives £3m to investigate trustworthiness of future robots
Would you trust a robot surgeon? What about a robot pilot, shop assistant or emergency responder? Would you trust them if they had the ability to adapt and change how they functioned? What would it t

Health - Pharmacology - 26.10.2020
What’s the STORY of infectious diseases in the UK?
A study looking at how children's immune systems respond to COVID-19, and to vaccines for other infectious diseases, is asking children under the age of 20 who live in the Bristol area to consider taking part. The research project is being run by the Bristol Children's Vaccine Centre (BCVC) at Bristol Medical School, and the Oxford Vaccine Group which is part of the University of Oxford.

Pharmacology - Health - 26.10.2020
Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer
A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.

Transport - 25.10.2020
Motorists’ smartphones may help highways bosses keep roads safe
Motorists with smartphones could help highway chiefs maintain road quality by sending ‘crowdsourced' data from their mobiles that would allow engineers to assess when carriageway repairs are needed, according to a new study. Road roughness is an important measure of condition and ride quality, but many agencies around the world with large road networks lack the resources to regularly check the state of their highways and make informed maintenance decisions.

Environment - Social Sciences - 25.10.2020
Brazilian youth’s important role in fight against climate change - study
Marginalised young people in Brazilian cities can play an important role in responding to the threat of climate change, but youth engagement needs to be both ‘playful' and take youth ‘ser

Materials Science - Chemistry - 23.10.2020
Researchers tackle the surface transmission of COVID-19 in new partnership
A project to develop surface treatments that can provide long-lasting protection against the COVID-19 virus has been launched at the University of Birmingham.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.10.2020
'Mini-lungs' reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection
’Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection
'Mini-lungs' grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs. Writing in the journal Cell Stem Cell , the researchers detail the mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV-2 infection and the early innate immune response in the lungs.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.10.2020
Spotlight on: Nick Ward
This week we talk to Nick, a Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation at UCL Queen Square, about his work with recovering brain injury patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health - 22.10.2020
Encouraging older people to walk further and more frequently
A new study which aims to understand why some people find walking difficult is looking for volunteers.

Research Management - Health - 22.10.2020
Vice-Provost’s View: Sustaining the excellence and impact of our researchers
As the new academic year gets underway David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) highlights the continued commitment and achievement of our researchers, and shares some of the ways we are seeking to sustain our community through and beyond these challenging times.

Social Sciences - 21.10.2020

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.10.2020
University of Glasgow joins SCCS partnership in climate action
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK's largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted r

History / Archeology - Environment - 21.10.2020
Britain and Ireland’s greatest Vikings towns join forces
York and Dublin, the two most important Viking settlements in Western Europe, are joining to learn from each other about their linked heritage and history, it was announced today.

Career - Economics / Business - 21.10.2020
Plenty more phish: Why employees fall for scams and what companies can do about it
Preventive countermeasures to phishing emails may actually increase the likelihood of employees falling for such scams, a new academic study reveals. Protective controls, such as email proxy, anti-malware and anti-phishing technologies, can give employees a false sense of security, causing them to drop their vigilance because they incorrectly assume such measures intercept all phishing emails before they reach their inbox, a study co-organised by the University of Sussex Business School reveals.

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