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Life Sciences - 02.02.2021
How to blackmail your family
How to blackmail your family
Raising kids can be tough, and sometimes you need all the help you can get. Biologists at the University of Bristol argue that some animals might be able to blackmail reluctant relatives into assisting with the rearing of young.

Pharmacology - Health - 02.02.2021
Pfizer BioNTech vaccine likely to be effective against B1.1.7 strain of SARS-CoV-2
Pfizer BioNTech vaccine likely to be effective against B1.1.7 strain of SARS-CoV-2
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 is likely to be effective against the B1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, even though its efficacy is modestly affected, say scientists at the University of Cambridge.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 02.02.2021
Supercomputer in your bedroom: Researchers unleash potential of desktop PCs to run simulations of mammals' brains
Supercomputer in your bedroom: Researchers unleash potential of desktop PCs to run simulations of mammals’ brains
University of Sussex academics have established a method of turbocharging desktop PCs to give them the same capability as supercomputers worth tens of millions of pounds. Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex's School of Engineering and Informatics used the latest Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to give a single desktop PC the capacity to simulate brain models of almost unlimited size.

Environment - Health - 02.02.2021
Analysis: Why ocean pollution is a clear danger to human health
Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) co-authors an article on her research into ocean pollution, and outlines the dangers it can pose to human health.

Social Sciences - 02.02.2021
Landlords play vital role in helping tenants create a home, say experts
A new study from UK housing experts has found that landlords play a significant role in tenants' ability to feel ‘at home'.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.02.2021
Analysis: Egg freezing is on the up - but new research raises questions about how clinics advertise
Dr Zeynep Gurtin (UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health) discusses her analysis of the UK's 15 largest fertility clinics which offer egg freezing, warning that in general they provide a poor standard of information.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.02.2021
Belief in Covid conspiracies linked with vaccine hesitancy
Low likelihood of accepting a coronavirus vaccine is associated with having "conspiracy suspicions" about the pandemic, a new study led by by the University of Bristol and King's College London has found.

Politics - 01.02.2021
Opinion: Why the Alexei Navalny protests just might restore hope to Russian politics
Apathy may be the dominant political feeling in Russia, but Putin's rule won't last forever, says Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Environment - Innovation - 01.02.2021

Environment - History / Archeology - 01.02.2021
Newly transcribed chronicle describes extreme weather events that hit Bristol 400 years ago
Newly transcribed chronicle describes extreme weather events that hit Bristol 400 years ago
Historians from the University of Bristol have discovered contemporary accounts of numerous weird weather events that happened in the Bristol area around the turn of the 16th/17th century including devastating floods, massive snowfalls and frosts that saw rivers frozen for months.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.02.2021
New partnership announced with med-tech company Aparito
The University of Birmingham has today announced a partnership with med-tech company Aparito to co-develop digital platforms to assess patient quality of life and symptoms in clinical trials and routine NHS care.

History / Archeology - 01.02.2021
Ancient teeth suggest breeding between Neanderthals and modern humans
New analysis of 13 ancient teeth may have revealed a hybrid population made from both Neanderthals and modern humans, according to UCL archaeologists.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.02.2021
New £1.7m project tests groundbreaking treatment for diabetics with foot ulcers
A project designed to find a new treatment for dangerous foot ulcers launches today. The work targets biofilms - thick, slimy layers of bacteria.

Health - Campus - 29.01.2021

Research Management - Campus - 29.01.2021
Durham in Top 25 of most international universities
We've been named as one of the world's most international universities by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Health - Psychology - 29.01.2021
People exercising less and watching more TV than in first lockdown
Conversely, a fifth (19%) of people report watching television, streaming films and gaming, more than in the first lockdown, with 13% doing these activities less.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.01.2021
People in deprived areas 3 times more likely to use public transport for essential travel
People living in the most deprived areas of England and Wales were significantly more likely to use public transport and make more visits to essential shops during the second lockdown compared to those in the wealthiest areas, finds the UCL Covid-19 Virus Watch study.

Environment - 28.01.2021
Map shows Londoners how healthy their neighbourhood is
Londoners can now plan daily activities or even decide where to live according to how healthy an area is, using a new dataset and interactive map which launches today.

Health - Computer Science - 28.01.2021
Scientists to create perfect fitting face mask
Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Southampton have joined forces to create the perfect fitting face mask, helping to protect frontline workers at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic. The team are using state-of-the-art computer software and MRI facial scans to precisely determine how respiratory protective equipment (RPE) interacts with a range of face shapes and sizes.

Administration - 28.01.2021

Campus - 27.01.2021
UCL takes action to reduce the impact of coronavirus on 2020-21 exams and assessments
UCL confirms that a 'no detriment' package is being developed to support your progression and graduation, while protecting the value of your degree.

Environment - Social Sciences - 27.01.2021

Innovation - Environment - 27.01.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.01.2021
Analysis: why foods grown in warm climates could be doing the most damage to wildlife
Food produced in tropical and Mediterranean regions comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere, say Dr Tim Newbold, Adrienne Etard, Gonzalo Albaladejo Robles and Jessica J Williams (all UCL Biosciences).

Social Sciences - Psychology - 26.01.2021
Pioneering research-based app aims to support people not able to have the children they wish for
A pioneering app has been developed by Cardiff University researchers to provide expert advice, information and step-by-step support for people not able to have the children they had hoped for.

History / Archeology - 25.01.2021
21st Century Technology Delivers History & Literature Lesson on Scotland’s National Bard!
Ever thought how marvellous it would be to drop into one of Robert Burns' poems to see part of the story unfold?

Environment - 25.01.2021
Investigating impact of human activity on birds
Investigating impact of human activity on birds
Our scientists have shown where bird species would exist in the absence of human activity under research that could provide a new approach to setting conservation priorities.

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