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Health - Event - 23.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 22.06.2021
Ground-breaking lung cancer trial gets under way
The first participants have taken part in a ground-breaking research trial that aims to save lives by improving the early diagnosis of lung cancer.

Social Sciences - 22.06.2021
Opinion: Balancing care and surveillance with smartphones and contact tracing
The development of smartphone technology aimed at curbing the spread of a pandemic across the globe has exposed a fine line between individual privacy and collective welfare, says Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Anthropology). The astonishing rise of smartphones in everyday life has created many solutions (GPS maps, internet browsing and messaging, to name just a few).

Materials Science - Physics - 22.06.2021
Clare Grey awarded ¤1 million Körber Prize
Clare Grey awarded ¤1 million Körber Prize
The Körber European Science Prize 2021, worth one million euros, is to be awarded to University of Cambridge chemist Professor Clare Grey, one of the UK's leading battery researchers.

Sport - 21.06.2021
Guidelines for sport and health organisations will maintain positive social media use post-pandemic
Sport, physical activity and health organisations should keep using social media to deliver exercise and cooking classes and information on staying healthy even after pandemic restrictions have eased, according to new guidelines published by experts at the University of Birmingham.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.06.2021

Environment - Social Sciences - 21.06.2021
Climate education project takes root in high school gardens
A project which aims to plant the seeds of climate awareness and action through gardening is branching out across Glasgow high schools.

Health - Environment - 21.06.2021
Opinion: ’Natural’ disasters are due to societal failures, here’s a six-point pandemic recovery plan
Covid-19 may be a 'natural' disaster, but disasters occur due to societal failures, and steps can be taken to mitigate the risk of future pandemics, says Professor Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction).

Transport - 18.06.2021
Meringue-like material could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer
Meringue-like material could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer
Extremely low-density graphene-based aerogel 'meringue' can improve passenger comfort and reduce noise up to 80% Last updated on Friday 18 June 2021 An incredibly light new material that can reduce aircraft engine noise and improve passenger comfort has been developed at the University of Bath.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2021
COVID: The three barriers that stop people being vaccinated
Getting everyone in a country vaccinated is like watching software updates load: it whizzes along for the first 80% or so and then seems to take forever to finish the rest.

Health - 18.06.2021
UK-wide e-cigarette trial to help homeless quit smoking
A trial led by UCL and LSBU researchers will investigate whether e-cigarettes could help people experiencing homelessness to quit smoking.

Health - 18.06.2021
Older adults with multiple medical issues worse affected by cancelled operations
One in eight adults over 50 had a hospital operation or treatment cancelled last year and this rose to one in five for those with two or more existing medical conditions, according to new research led by UCL. The most common treatments cancelled were eye and cancer surgery. The research, published as a briefing paper today, also shows that fewer cases of dementia were diagnosed in lockdown compared to before the pandemic but diagnoses for arthritis, chronic lung disease, diabetes and hypertension all increased during the pandemic.

Career - Pedagogy - 18.06.2021
One in three with vision impairment lack support to gain quality education and employment
One in three with vision impairment lack support to gain quality education and employment
A Longitudinal Transition Study just published by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) shows one in three

Health - 17.06.2021
Increased risk of chronic kidney disease in people with ’healthy’ obesity
People with 'healthy' obesity have a 66% increased risk of chronic kidney disease compared to metabolically healthy individuals with normal weight, finds a new study led by the University of Birmingham. Those that are metabolically healthy (do not suffer with metabolic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease) and are overweight but do not have obesity are at a 30% risk of chronic kidney disease compared to healthy people with normal weight, the study found.

History / Archeology - 17.06.2021
Impact of lead in children of Roman Empire
Researchers from our Department of Archaeology have found for the first time that widespread use of lead in Roman culture was one of the main contributing factors to childhood death and illness throughout the Roman Empire.

Health - 17.06.2021
Investment for rare disease research by great ormond street hospital children’s charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH Charity) has announced a £2.5 million investment into 11 pioneering child health research projects - including one at The University of Manchester.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.06.2021
A fifth of people are worried about catching Covid-19
A fifth (21%) of people are currently worried about catching Covid-19, while just under a fifth (18%) are worried about becoming seriously ill from the disease, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Environment - Health - 17.06.2021
Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?
COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. It has also shown how it is possible for government to act swiftly and decisively, and for behaviour change to occur at scale.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.06.2021
A low-cost life support machine for patients with covid
A low-cost life support machine for patients with covid
A device that helps desperately sick patients breathe- and- costs around £150 to manufacture- could revolutionise access -to life-saving care in low to middle income countries.

Pedagogy - Health - 17.06.2021

Physics - Environment - 16.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2021
RECOVERY trial Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody combination reduces deaths for hospitalised COVID-19 patients
The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial has demonstrated that the investigational antibody combination developed by Regeneron reduces the risk of death when given to patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own. The treatment uses a combination of two monoclonal antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab, known as REGEN-COV in the US) that bind specifically to two different sites on the coronavirus spike protein, neutralising the ability of the virus to infect cells.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2021
Treating Needle Fears May Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rates by 10%
A new large-scale study shows that a quarter of the UK adult population screens positive for a potential injection phobia.

Environment - 16.06.2021
Researchers contribute to UK Climate Risk report
Experts from the University of Birmingham have contributed to a major review of climate risk in the UK, produced by the Climate Change Committee, which shows action to improve the nation's resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet. The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk (for the third Climate Change Risk Assessment - CCRA3) is a comprehensive review of the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2021
GW4 takes a world leading One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
GW4 takes a world leading One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
New alliance brings together academic expertise looking at all aspects of antimicrobial resistance from public health to agriculture.

Environment - 16.06.2021
UK needs to step up efforts to mitigate climate change
Efforts to tackle climate change are not keeping up with the fast pace of global warming and increasing climate risks, according to a report by the Climate Change Committee involving UCL experts.

Religions - Campus - 15.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 15.06.2021
Major new study could help protect millions of people with type 2 diabetes from cardiovascular disease | University of Oxford
A new study led by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the will research whether a daily tablet could help protect the millions of people worldwide with type 2 diabetes from developing cardiovascular disease.