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Health - 15.07.2020
Analysis: England’s R number is creeping up - does that mean a second wave is on the way?
Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths (UCL Epidemiology & Health) discusses the R number, the possibility of a second wave and whether Covid-19 has superspreading potential.

Pharmacology - Psychology - 15.07.2020
You can see it in their eyes: Traumatic experiences leave mark on pupils
The pupils of people with post-traumatic stress disorder respond differently to those without the condition when they look at emotional images, a new study has found. The study looked for traces of traumatic events in the eyes of patients with PTSD, which can occur following a distressing event and causes greater sensitivity, or hyperarousal, to everyday events and an inability to switch off and relax.

Administration - 15.07.2020
Why better guidance on school PE is needed
Since lockdown began in England, children have become increasing sedentary with one in fourteen children reported to be doing no daily exercise.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2020
UofG to play key role in new study into COVID-19 long-term health impacts
A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched. The PHOSP-COVID study has been awarded £8.4million jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This study is one of a number of COVID-19 studies that have been given urgent public health research status by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Health - Administration - 15.07.2020
About 5000 heart attack sufferers in England missed out on hospital treatment due to the pandemic
The number of admissions to hospital with heart attacks fell by 35% by the end of March.

Environment - 15.07.2020
Revealing the atmospheric impact of planetary collisions
Giant impacts have a wide range of consequences for young planets and their atmospheres, according to research led by our scientists.

Health - 15.07.2020
A million people have stopped smoking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Britain
Over a million people in the UK have stopped smoking since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in Britain, with a further 440,000 smokers trying to quit in the same period, finds new analysis by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) [1].

Health - Social Sciences - 14.07.2020
Prepare now for a winter COVID-19 peak, say UCL experts
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new Academy of Medical Sciences report involving UCL.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.07.2020
Prepare now for winter COVID-19 peak, warn infectious disease experts
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter, says a new Academy of Medical Sciences report.

Health - Social Sciences - 13.07.2020
3 in 5 adults who thought about self-harm or suicide received no mental health support in lockdown
During the first month of lockdown nearly a fifth of people reported having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, but only 42% of those thinking about self-harming or suicide and 57% of people who self-harmed had accessed mental health services.

Environment - Computer Science - 13.07.2020
Cloud computing could be producing hidden greenhouse gas emissions
The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 13.07.2020

Economics / Business - Transport - 13.07.2020
Academic knowhow for predictive maintenance
Academic knowhow for predictive maintenance
An industry-academia partnership has helped ease the secure transfer of passenger baggage between aircraft and terminals at Heathrow Airport.

Linguistics / Literature - Innovation - 13.07.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.07.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 13.07.2020

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 13.07.2020

Environment - Innovation - 13.07.2020

Administration - 13.07.2020
Opinion: Energy and morality are key pieces in high-consequence game for UK and China
Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) and Professor Jeffrey Henderson discuss the controversial Hinckley Point C nuclear project and urge for the cancellation of the Sizewell and Bradwell nuclear plans in order to limit the Chinese Government's influence in global nuclear power.

Health - 12.07.2020
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important
Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people's health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.07.2020
Helping track and reduce COVID-19 infections in Northeast Brazil
A combination of thermal drones, artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling is helping scientists track and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Northeast Brazil: one of a series of innovative coronavirus research initiatives being carried out by UCL and scientists in Brazil.

Health - 10.07.2020
Division of Surgery and Interventional Science student claims £500 PTES jackpot
One lucky student has won £500 in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2020 prize draw. You can view results from UCL's additional PTES questions now.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.07.2020
Seven Questions with... Lia Bote
This week we meet first year Biological Sciences student Lia Bote, who is founder of London COVID-19 Care Central, a student-led initiative publishing updates on the pandemic for students.

Health - 10.07.2020
New COVID-19 study could help performers back on the stage
The performing arts have been hit hard by the restrictions enforced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.07.2020
Cystic fibrosis drug trialled to fight inflammation caused by COVID-19
Patients with COVID-19 will be given the cystic fibrosis drug 'Dornase alfa' to determine if it can help improve survival by reducing excess inflammation in the lungs, as part of a trial co-led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 10.07.2020
Finds gender- and wealth-driven disparities affecting children’s school performance in India
Findings from a research conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham and University of East Anglia find that poorer children continue to experience educational disadvantages compared to children from wealthier households, with girls being more adversely affected than boys.

Health - Social Sciences - 10.07.2020
UK children’s intensive care units come together to offer first nationwide insight into new condition in children thought to be related to COVID-19
A UK study into critically ill children admitted to paediatric intensive care units with symptoms of a rare, new inflammatory syndrome, has combined data from units across the country to offer the first nationwide insights into the true extent of the condition.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 10.07.2020

Innovation - 10.07.2020
Teams up with The Royal Horticultural Society to develop innovative plant data management
Teams up with The Royal Horticultural Society to develop innovative plant data management
The University of Oxford has embarked on a new project with The Royal Horticultural Society, the UK's gardening charity, to make information about plants more readily available to everyone with an interest in gardens and garden plants.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.07.2020

Physics - 09.07.2020
Euclid space telescope’s camera a step closer to imaging galaxies
ESA's Euclid mission to study more than a billion galaxies is a step closer to launch as its two instruments are now built and fully tested, including a massive optical digital camera delivered by an international consortium led by UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Social Sciences - 09.07.2020
Radical overhaul required of system for asylum claims on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
Radical overhaul required of system for asylum claims on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
The burden of proof is wrongly applied in court as claimants are asked to prove the impossible.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.07.2020

Computer Science - 09.07.2020
Reducing racial bias in facial recognition
Reducing racial bias in facial recognition
Our computer scientists are helping to reduce racial bias in facial recognition algorithms. Facial recognition is becoming an essential part of our daily lives, from its use in security to education, to virtual assistants and personal gym trainers.

Economics / Business - Physics - 09.07.2020

Materials Science - Environment - 08.07.2020
Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells
Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells
Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in tandem with silicon solar cells to boost efficiencies. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, work by absorbing sunlight to produce clean electricity. But photovoltaics can absorb only a fraction of the solar spectrum, which limits their efficiencies.

Life Sciences - 08.07.2020
New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target
A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts and authored by a University of Sussex Professor sets out examples of how we can halt insect decline, while asking people, in every part of society, to become 'insect champions'. Reversing the decline of insects cites examples of farmers, communities, councils and charities that are boosting insect populations - and proving that it can be done.

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