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Health - Life Sciences - 15.10.2020

Health - Administration - 15.10.2020
Lockdown or not, personality predicts your likelihood of staying home during the pandemic
Lockdown or not, personality predicts your likelihood of staying home during the pandemic
Despite more of the population staying at home as government policies on COVID-19 become stricter, a study has found that a person's personality influences how likely they are to stay at home during the pandemic - and cannot be entirely overridden.

Health - Event - 15.10.2020

Economics / Business - Innovation - 15.10.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 15.10.2020
UCL academics named as Future Leaders Fellows
Seven UCL academics have been awarded UKRI Future Leaders fellowships, and will receive government investment to support their research.

Campus - 15.10.2020
Academic discovers lost letter to Henry VIII - from the Antichrist
Academic discovers lost letter to Henry VIII - from the Antichrist
Image by David Mark from Pixabay A letter that claims to be from the Antichrist to King Henry VIII has been uncovered within the British Library archives and reveals how Henry was secretly ridiculed for his serial marriages.

Innovation - Health - 15.10.2020

Computer Science - Campus - 14.10.2020

Physics - Innovation - 14.10.2020

Psychology - 14.10.2020
Handbook helps explain how best to combat misinformation
With the current flood of misinformation and "fake news" undermining democracies around the world, a consensus document that summarises the science of debunking has been published by a team of 22 prominent researchers of misinformation and its debunking.

Computer Science - 14.10.2020
Bristol Cyber Security experts helping stop child exploitation
Bristol Cyber Security experts helping stop child exploitation
Researchers have developed an approach that combines Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help protect children.

Innovation - 14.10.2020
New 8.6m research centre to keep people safe online
UCL is a key partner in a new centre drawing together experts from computer science, psychology, law and criminology that aims to protect citizens from a range of harms online.

Innovation - Environment - 14.10.2020

Economics / Business - Health - 14.10.2020
Engineers ready to supply local business and organisations with high-quality PPE
Engineers ready to supply local business and organisations with high-quality PPE
Harri Koivisto and face shield volunteers Dr Mark Puttock-Brown performing quality inspection Dr Tanay Sharma operating the laser cutter Michel Sacre assembling face shields Engineers at the Universit

Environment - 14.10.2020

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 14.10.2020

Health - 14.10.2020
Popular COVID-19 conspiracies linked to vaccine 'hesitancy'
Popular COVID-19 conspiracies linked to vaccine ’hesitancy’
An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get vaccinated. The fostering of numerical skills for sifting through online information could well be vital for curbing the 'infodemic' and promoting good public health behaviour Jon Roozenbeek A new study of beliefs and attitudes toward COVID-19 in five different countries - UK, US, Ireland, Mexico and Spain - has identified how much traction some prominent conspiracy theories have within these populations.

Economics / Business - 14.10.2020
Brexit tariffs will not help the poorest nations
Brexit tariffs will not help the poorest nations, new study finds Exports from the world's poorest nations to the UK will be lower as a result of Brexit, a joint analysis of the UK's new tariff plans

Health - Computer Science - 14.10.2020
New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19
Researchers around the world can tap into a new inter-disciplinary online database of COVID-19 research - www.covidcorpus.org - allowing them to search for new partners, resources and funding to boost the global battle against the virus.

Environment - 13.10.2020
Analysis: Invasive species - why Britain can’t eat its way out of its crayfish problem
PhD researcher Eleri Pritchard (UCL Geography) explains the problems with the invading species signal crayfish, the issues trapping poses to other native species, and why eating the crayfish isn't a solution. Invasive species pose a major threat to global biodiversity. In the UK, one of the most notorious of these invaders is the signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus.

Health - Psychology - 13.10.2020
High levels of PTSD in nursing and care staff dealing with COVID-19
Study finds high levels of PTSD in nursing and care staff dealing with COVID-19 A University of Glasgow mathematician has helped map the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing and care home staff in Italy.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2020
Mindset4Dementia app uses AI for next generation screening tool
A team of students and doctors, led by UCL medic Hamzah Selim, have launched an innovative app which uses fun brain games to screen people for signs of dementia. The Mindset4Dementia app, made available on the App Store this month, asks users a series of questions around age, health and lifestyle, before getting them to complete a series of playful cognitive exercises.

Economics / Business - Health - 09.10.2020

Innovation - 09.10.2020
New generation sensors are needed to prevent technological leaps being grounded before take-off, warn quantum expert
Sensor technology vital for UK critical national infrastructure is becoming outdated, warn experts at the University of Birmingham-led UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.10.2020

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