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Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
Early trial of multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster begins in Manchester
A phase one trial of a multivariant COVID-19 Vaccine has been launched by US pharmaceutical company Gritstone in collaboration with The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
New combination of old drugs improves survival of prostate cancer
New combination of old drugs improves survival of prostate cancer
Giving the drug abiraterone alongside standard hormone therapy helps men with high-risk prostate cancer that has not spread elsewhere in the body to live longer, according to preliminary results of a UCL-led trial.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.09.2021
Mental health patients leaving hospital in first lockdown felt lonely and isolated
Mental health patients who were discharged from or admitted to acute mental health services during the first Covid-19 lockdown experienced loneliness and social isolation, according to a new study.

Health - Research Management - 16.09.2021

Health - 15.09.2021
Two-thirds report social isolation and loneliness following loss of a loved one during pandemic
New research has found that two-thirds (67%) of people have experienced social isolation and loneliness following a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.09.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 14.09.2021
To curb the spread of Covid-19, restrict intercity travel as soon as a lockdown is announced
To curb the spread of Covid-19, restrict intercity travel as soon as a lockdown is announced
Researchers find that viral spread is greatly enhanced when citizens are given a window to travel before next-level restrictions are enforced. Last updated on Friday 17 September 2021 Travel within your own country in response to the government announcing a national lockdown is directly linked to a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, according to an international study led by Bangladesh and involving a researcher from the University of Bath.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.09.2021
New report reveals the extent of the barriers migrants face accessing healthcare during the pandemic
New report reveals the extent of the barriers migrants face accessing healthcare during the pandemic
Doctors of the World (DOTW), the Nuffield Foundation and the University of Birmingham have today published, Migration and Vulnerability during the Pandemic: Barriers to Wellbeing , which has revealed

Health - Politics - 13.09.2021
Opinion: Scientists should dare to draw out their work's policy implications
Opinion: Scientists should dare to draw out their work’s policy implications
Covid's creation of an environment in which lessons can be debated will improve public understanding, says Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection & Immunity).

Health - Pharmacology - 13.09.2021
Scientists in new COVID-19 study
University of Birmingham researchers are part of a new study seeking to understand why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or prior infection while others do not.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.09.2021
New Web App to help demystify why Covid mutations have the effects they do
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has focussed everyone's attention on the hidden world of viruses. The emergence of new variants such as Beta and Delta, affects us all: some variants spread more quickly and some are less affected by vaccines.

Economics / Business - Health - 09.09.2021
9/11 prepared firms for economic effects of COVID-19
Companies that experienced the financial impact of 9/11 were more resilient to the economic effects of COVID-19, according to research from Cardiff University.

Health - Social Sciences - 08.09.2021
Robotics, free speech, health conditions and taxes explored by 2021 Future Leaders researchers
Seven UCL academics have been awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships to accelerate their contribution to world-changing research and innovation.

Health - Career - 08.09.2021
North inequalities cost UK economy 7.3bn over first year of the pandemic
A REPORT released today shows northerners were more likely to die from COVID-19, spent nearly a month and-a-half more in lockdowns, suffered worse mental health and were made poorer than the rest of England during the first year of the pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.09.2021
Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS
Planned surgery in an independent sector hospital in England, and funded by the NHS, is associated with shorter lengths of stay and lower readmission rates than the same treatment in NHS hospitals, finds research led by the University of Birmingham.

Health - Social Sciences - 03.09.2021
New book explores welfare bricolage in Europe's superdiverse neighbourhoods
New book explores welfare bricolage in Europe’s superdiverse neighbourhoods
A new book which focuses on increasing population diversity and what this means for how local communities, health and welfare providers seek to address everyday health concerns will be launched and c

Health - Psychology - 03.09.2021
Improved mental health support for frontline workers urgently needed
Frontline healthcare workers need a range of 'flexible', 'easily accessible' and 'consistent' psychological support to overcome the significant mental health burden resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, finds a new study of NHS and community-based staff, led by UCL researchers.

Health - 02.09.2021
Research explores impact on informal carers who nursed people who died at home during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic
Informal carers in the Midlands who looked after people that died from a terminal illness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to take part in a research project funded by Marie Curie and led by theUniversity of Birmingham .

Health - Pharmacology - 01.09.2021
Dog vaccination essential for preventing rabies spread to humans and animals
A coordinated and sustained programme of dog vaccination against rabies, is effective in preventing transmission of the deadly virus to humans and among animals, and remains key to rabies elimination. New research, led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute and Imperial College London, published today in Applied Ecology, found that rabies incidence in both humans and domestic dogs decreased during a period of sustained dog vaccination in southeast Tanzania, despite incidences of ongoing wildlife rabies infections.

Health - 27.08.2021
Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain
Understanding Animal Research (UAR), an organisation that promotes open communications about animal research, has published a list of the ten organisations in Great Britain that carry out the highest number of animal procedures - those used in medical, veterinary, and scientific research, of which The University of Manchester is one.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.08.2021
Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
A study led by University of Birmingham experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world's largest scientific collaboration - involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.08.2021
Woman who has lived with 30 year cough receives world-first dose of potential new treatment
A 70-year-old woman, forced to live with cough since her 40s, is 'excited' to be the first person in the world to receive a potential new cough treatment at the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) .

Health - 25.08.2021
Surge in smoking among young adults during lockdown
The number of 18- to 34-year-olds who smoke increased by 25% in England during the first lockdown, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.08.2021
New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems
A new clinical trial led by the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow has launched in the UK to determine whether a third dose of vaccine will improve the immune response for people who have weakened immune systems. The study, OCTAVE DUO, will offer people who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised a Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccine to determine whether this will give a stronger immune response than two doses.

Health - Social Sciences - 24.08.2021
Reducing mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill children, finds study
A major UK clinical trial carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill infants and children.

Health - 23.08.2021
GP turnover increasing over past decade in England
The majority of NHS regions experienced a steady rise in GP turnover between 2007 and 2019, according to a new study by University of Manchester academics.

Psychology - Health - 20.08.2021
Mindfulness may improve cognition in older adults
Mindfulness may provide modest benefits to cognition, particularly among older adults, finds a new review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Neuropsychology Review , found that, while mindfulness is typically geared towards improving mental health and well-being, it may also provide additional benefits to brain health.