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Health - 13:05
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.

Health - Pharmacology - 10:36
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 - 10:06
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.

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.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.07.2020

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.

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.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.07.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 09.07.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 08.07.2020
Opinion: How coronavirus affects the brain
Honorary Senior Lecturer Dr Michael Zandi (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) describes the four main effects Covid-19 has on the brain, and considers parallels to the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Health - Administration - 07.07.2020
Opinion: Reducing barriers to data access for research in the public interest-lessons from covid-19
In a joint letter, Research Fellow Francesca Cavallaro, Associate Professor Katie Harron (both UCL GOS Institute of Child Health) and their colleagues explain how the Covid-19 pandemic has generated an urgency to improve data access.

Social Sciences - Health - 07.07.2020
Safe gaming - new guidelines will support children online
Research into how young people can be supported to use online gaming safely to enhance their mental wellbeing has been launched at the University of Birmingham.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.07.2020
Eight Cambridge researchers elected as members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation
Eight Cambridge researchers - six from the University of Cambridge and two from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - are among the 63 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Environment - Health - 07.07.2020
Air and noise quality study will help inform Oxford City’s future environmental policy approach
Researchers at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford have secured £207,000 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 related public health measures upon air and noise quality in Oxford.

Health - 06.07.2020
Sussex Professor supports launch of high-profile report on global practices of gender discrimination
Sussex Professor supports launch of high-profile report on global practices of gender discrimination A University of Sussex Professor has contributed to the launch of a new UN report, which unveils the scale, prevalence and redressal of three silent, endemic practices of gender discrimination.

Health - Social Sciences - 06.07.2020
Syphilitic city: One in five Georgian Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s
250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.07.2020
Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies
Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies
Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a 'brain washing' technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. The findings are published today [5 July] in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood.

Health - Administration - 03.07.2020
Team will transform bowel cancer screening into a precision medicine tool using AI
Glasgow team will transform bowel cancer screening into a precision medicine tool using AI The University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the NHS and Scottish tech companies, will lead a £3.

Health - 03.07.2020
A student reviews... Coronavirus: The Whole Story
Have you tuned into UCL's weekly coronavirus podcast yet? Get the run-down of what to expect - and look out for - in this review by UCL Student Journalist Eamonn Lynch-Bowers. In these uncertain times, it is sometimes all too easy to feel overwhelmed by events. Coronavirus has changed the way we live our lives - perhaps irreversibly - in just a matter of months, and in many ways its immediate medical implications are only the tip of the iceberg.

Health - 03.07.2020
UK-wide research to look at impact of Covid-19 on early cancer diagnosis
UK-wide research to look at impact of Covid-19 on early cancer diagnosis
Researchers at Cardiff University have launched a UK-wide project to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on diagnosis of cancer.

Environment - Health - 02.07.2020
Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue
Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue
COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US - all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops, and complex dynamics. The consequences of continued inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change and mass extinction are too grave to contemplate Andrew Balmford The dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic share "striking similarities" with the twin environmental crises of global heating and species extinction, argue a team of scientists and policy experts from the UK and US.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2020
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases
SAFB1 is an important protein controlling gene regulation in the brain and is similar in structure to other proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases of age. The team, from the University of Bristol's Translational Health Sciences , wanted to find out if this protein might be associated with certain neurodegenerative conditions.

Health - 30.06.2020
Opinion: Can I, a coronavirus ’shielder’, find consolation in lockdown?
Emeritus Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) praises the NHS and reflects on the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.06.2020
New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery
New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery
A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require lifelong blood-thinning medication after valve replacement surgery. These impressive results show the PoliValve is a promising alternative for valve replacement surgery Geoff Moggridge The valve, called PoliValve, has been developed by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.06.2020
Children at risk from falling UK vaccination rates, warn doctors
Children risk becoming 'unseen victims of the COVID-19 pandemic', with evidence suggesting they may be missing routine vaccinations, warn researchers.

Health - Psychology - 29.06.2020
COVID-19: National PTSD screening programme urgently needed
Patients affected by COVID-19 need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and receive regular check-ups for at least a year.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.06.2020

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 29.06.2020
’Stopgap’ ventilator could save lives ahead of hospital treatment
An affordable 'stopgap' ventilator which can be used with minimal training could help keep seriously ill people alive long enough to either recover or receive hospital care, scientists say.
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