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Health - Campus - 19.10.2020
What Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions mean for UCL
A message from Professor Anthony Smith, Vice Provost (Education & Student Affairs) and Carol Paige, Democracy, Operations and Community Officer, Students' Union UCL about what the new restrictions mean for UCL students.

Health - 16.10.2020
Researching potential e-cigarette risk in pregnancy
Our psychologists say e-cigarettes might not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy and have called for more awareness of the risks.

Social Sciences - Health - 15.10.2020
Spotlight on... Professor Lynn Ang and Professor Michael Heinrich
This week we have a joint Spotlight, featuring Professor Lynn Ang (Institute of Education) and Professor Michael Heinrich (School of Pharmacy).

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

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.

Innovation - Health - 15.10.2020

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

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.

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.

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

Health - 08.10.2020
Significant rise of ’no confidence’ in government’s handling of Covid-19
Over a quarter (27%) of people in England have said that they have 'no confidence at all' in the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, up from just 6% at the start of lockdown, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.10.2020
Role-playing computer game helps players understand how vaccines work on a global scale
Role-playing computer game helps players understand how vaccines work on a global scale
A free game launched today allows players to role-play the deployment of a virtual vaccine to help to halt the global spread of a viral pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.10.2020

Health - Campus - 06.10.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 06.10.2020
Spread of COVID-19 mapped in hospitals to ’break the chain’ of transmission
A first-of-its kind clinical trial, led by scientists at UCL, will evaluate the use of 'real time' viral genomic data to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals.

Social Sciences - Health - 05.10.2020
Time for change to tackle malnutrition among older people in Scotland
A significant step-change is needed in health and social care to intervene earlier to prevent malnutrition among older people in Scotland, a new study has found.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.10.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus - the three types of vaccine hesitancy authorities need to combat
Honorary Research Associate Annamaria Carusi (UCL Science & Technology Studies) examines the three types of vaccine hesitancy facing authorities' efforts to build public trust in a coronavirus vaccine, including fears over civil liberties, animal welfare and testing.

Health - 01.10.2020
Inadequate U.S. pandemic response cost more American lives than World War I
Inadequate U.S. pandemic response cost more American lives than World War I
New analysis from researchers at the University of Oxford finds that from March to July this year, Europe had a 28 percent lower rate of excess deaths than the U.S. contrary to claims by President Donald Trump that Europe experienced greater excess mortality than the U.S. Dr Janine Aron and Professor John Muellbauer's research suggests that around 57,800 Americans would have survived had the U.S. managed the pandemic as effectively as Europe.

Health - Campus - 01.10.2020
New partnership with King Abdulaziz University aims to revolutionise drug discovery using artificial intelligence
The University of Oxford and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) have partnered to create a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine.

Social Sciences - Health - 01.10.2020
Spotlight on... Lu Gram
This week we meet Lu Gram - Sir Henry Wellcome post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Global Health - who chats to us about working on an upcoming Lancet Series and co-founding campaign group End the Virus of Racism.

Health - Campus - 01.10.2020
Government COVID-19 testing lab to open at the University of Birmingham
As part of the drive to expand COVID-19 testing capacity across the UK, The University of Birmingham has been announced today as one of the first academic sector lab partnerships to come online.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.10.2020
Researcher joins Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK’s Research Review Committee
Sussex researcher joins Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK's Research Review Committee A University of Sussex researcher has been appointed to the Research Review Committee for a UK charity committed to tackling blood cancer.

Health - Campus - 30.09.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 30.09.2020
New trial to treat Covid-19 in care homes using anti-TNF drug begins
Researchers at the University of Oxford are starting a new study to explore the effectiveness of the anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drug adalimumab as a treatment for patients with COVID-19 in the community, especially care homes. The AVID-CC trial, which will be conducted by Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), will enrol up to 750 patients from community care settings throughout the UK.

Health - 30.09.2020
Opinion: Is there any evidence that closing bars at 10pm will stem the spread of coronavirus?
Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health) asks whether the 10pm curfew has made an impact on the number of Covid-19 cases and says: "Unless policymakers engage with numbers as concrete statements of what can be expected, there is no basis for rational decision making.
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