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Health - Administration - 12:36
New guidance to support innovators fighting COVID-19
New guidance to support innovators fighting COVID-19
Researchers have set out key regulations innovators must comply with when designing and building technologies safely to tackle COVID-19.

Health - Social Sciences - 09.04.2020
Children of the 90s calls on participants to help fight Coronavirus
The research hopes to help understand the ‘hidden iceberg' - alongside the ill, the number of adults who may already have had COVID-19 without ever knowing they had it or with mild symptoms.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
Bristol announces the first of many new research projects to tackle COVID-19
The 25 research projects are the first to be announced from the recent Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Rapid Response Funding Call (COVID-19) . Additional projects, from the rolling funding call, will be announced by the Institute in the coming weeks, demonstrating the University's ability to expand its research to address this vital area.

Health - 08.04.2020
Reducing inequalities in poorer areas of England could save the NHS £28.8 million in hip fracture costs
New research has found if healthcare inequalities in the most deprived areas of England were reduced, this could help save the NHS around £28.8 million each year in hip fracture treatment costs.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.04.2020
150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19
150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19
One of Cambridge's newest institutes, established to study the relationship between infectious disease and our immune systems, is leading the University of Cambridge's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 150 scientists and clinicians, the UK's largest academic Containment Level 3 Facility, and a range of collaborators from across the UK and beyond.

Health - 08.04.2020
Epidemiologists launch new weekly forecast of coronavirus deaths
Epidemiologists at Imperial College London have launched a new weekly forecast of coronavirus deaths and transmissibility.

Health - 08.04.2020
Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog
Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog
Professor Julia Gog is a mathematician who specialises in modelling the spread of infectious diseases, particularly pandemic influenza.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
Coronavirus portal and an enterprising engineer: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new public website for those interested in the science of COVID-19, to an Imperial alumnus named as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - 08.04.2020
Researchers produce 3D printed visors to shield against coronavirus
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are sharing their expertise in 3D printing to make face visors for use by frontline medical staff in Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.04.2020
New vaccine platform used to develop COVID-19 candidates
New vaccine platform used to develop COVID-19 candidates
The University of Bristol and spin-out company Imophoron have announced they are ready to test COVID-19 vaccine candidates in a pre-clinical programme.

Health - Psychology - 07.04.2020
Helping healthcare workers to cope with stress
A group of mental health experts, led by UCL, have issued advice for frontline healthcare workers on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

Health - 07.04.2020
Innovative ’pop-up tent’ could be latest line of defence for frontline NHS staff treating patients with COVID-19
A disposable plastic ‘pop-up tent' which creates a protective barrier between patients and healthcare professionals could be the latest line of defence for frontline NHS workers thanks to a new product developed by a team from the UK.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 07.04.2020
Designs for life-saving breathing aid are made freely available
The designs of a new breathing aid developed by engineers at UCL and Formula One working with clinicians at UCLH have been made freely available to support the global response to Covid-19.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.04.2020
Using the world’s most powerful supercomputers to tackle COVID-19
The world's most powerful supercomputers are being used by UCL researchers for urgent investigations into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease with the aim of accelerating the development of treatments, including antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Health - 06.04.2020
Engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke's manage COVID-19 care
Engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s manage COVID-19 care
Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke's Hospital manage the COVID-19 emergency. Instead of production lines we're now looking at hospital wards, and rather than products or raw materials we are examining the flow of patients and supplies.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 06.04.2020
New app collects the sounds of COVID-19
New app collects the sounds of COVID-19
A new app, which will be used to collect data to develop machine learning algorithms that could automatically detect whether a person is suffering from COVID-19 based on the sound of their voice, their breathing and coughing, has been launched by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Social Sciences - 03.04.2020
Coronavirus misinformation and vaccine research among key priorities for public
Community involvement and engagement is a crucial part of outbreak response, but is often overlooked in the early days Professor Helen Word School of Public Health They reveal that ineffective commun

Health - Social Sciences - 03.04.2020
The disease outbreak centre where scientists tackle the deadly coronavirus
The disease outbreak centre where scientists tackle the deadly coronavirus
The world's most advanced centre for disease and emergency analytics is where Imperial's scientists are leading the response to the coronavirus.

Health - 03.04.2020
Progress using COVID-19 patient data to train machine learning models for healthcare
Following from last week's call for governments to use machine learning and AI techniques to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mihaela van der Schaar gives an update on a working proof of concept she has built using anonymised data from Public Health England.

Social Sciences - Health - 03.04.2020
Analysis: how crime changes during a lockdown
Professor Nick Tilley (UCL Security and Crime Science) joint-authors an article discussing which types of crime are likely to decrease and which will increase during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Health - 03.04.2020
More people are worried about food, friends and family than getting ill from Covid-19
Concerns about getting food and for friends and family rank highly for most people, according to the first wave of results from UCL's Covid-19 study on adults' psychological and social experiences.

Pedagogy - Health - 03.04.2020
Gardening and Wellness: connect to nature during lockdown
On 22nd March 2020, Cambridge University Botanic Garden closed its gates to protect visitors and staff during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.04.2020
University of Bristol Professor leads global charge to protect the incarcerated during COVID-19 pandemic
University of Bristol Professor leads global charge to protect the incarcerated during COVID-19 pandemic
In his role as Chair of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), Sir Malcolm Evans , Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol , has set out detailed a

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 02.04.2020
Global ’hackathon’ sees computer whizzes inventing solutions to COVID-19 problems
A University of Birmingham student is co-ordinating a huge global initiative in which hackers around the world are working around the clock to combat issues created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 02.04.2020
COVID-19 contact tracing apps: 8 privacy questions governments should ask
Imperial experts have posed eight privacy questions governments should consider when developing coronavirus contact tracing apps. As part of their efforts to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, governments, research institutions and industry are developing contact tracing apps to record interactions between people.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 02.04.2020
Global ’creative marathon’ sees scientists and technologists building solutions to COVID-19 problems
A University of Birmingham student is co-ordinating a huge global initiative in which hackers around the world are working around the clock to combat issues created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.04.2020
Covid-19: How to foster healthy home working
As strict self-isolation measures, introduced to control the spread of coronavirus, force millions of us to work from home, UCL academics share their tips and strategies to help achieve healthy homeworking. Drawing on research insights from the worlds of psychology and anthropology, PhD researcher Dave Cook (UCL Anthropology) and Professor Anna Cox (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) have drawn up five key themes on adjusting to this new life.

Health - 02.04.2020
Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals
Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals
A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90 minutes, is being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, ahead of being launched in hospitals nationwide.

Health - Administration - 01.04.2020
University of Glasgow to support COVID-19 response with new testing facility
The University of Glasgow will host a major COVID-19 testing facility in Glasgow, in support of current UK and Scottish Governments and NHS efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Administration - 01.04.2020
Heavy drinking into older age adds 4cm to waistline
The researchers used data from the Whitehall II cohort, which collected information from UK civil servants, aged 34-56 years at study outset, since 1985-88. The final sample for this study was made up of 4,820 older adults, aged between 59 and 83 years. The mean (average) age was 69, and 75% were male.

Health - Pedagogy - 01.04.2020
Symptoms, sanitising, swabs, shopping...'
Symptoms, sanitising, swabs, shopping...’
Symptoms, sanitising, swabs, shopping...' Sussex experts share their wisdom and advice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health - 31.03.2020
COVID-19: One in five over-80s need hospitalisation and death rate 0.66 per cent
Nearly one in five over-80s infected with COVID-19 are likely to require hospitalisation, compared with around 1 percent of people under 30. This is one of the conclusions of an analysis of 3,665 cases in mainland China , published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases . It also estimates that the overall death rate, including unconfirmed cases, is 0.66%.

Health - Business / Economics - 31.03.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 31.03.2020
Collaborating with tech companies is key for fighting COVID-19
Scientists are calling on technology companies to work with researchers and governments to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing their data in a legal, proportionate, ethical and privacy-preserving manner.

Health - 30.03.2020
Time spent in public spaces significantly raises risk of contracting respiratory illnesses
Spending time in supermarkets, eating out, socialising and using public transport, as well as being in contact with someone who has a cold, significantly increases the risk of contracting a respiratory illness, according to new UCL research.
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