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Life Sciences - Health - 14.06.2023

Health - History / Archeology - 13.06.2023
’Match girls’ were trailblazers for workers’ rights, argues researcher
The story of how women in Victorian match factories fought against the brutal use of white phosphorus, was instrumental in shaping today's workers' rights, a University of Manchester dental researcher has argued.

Health - Sport - 13.06.2023
Royal Navy - University of Bath collaboration to reduce injuries in Service personnel
The programme will focus on musculoskeletal injuries and design and implement strategies to reduce the health burden impacting Navy Sailors and Royal Marines.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.06.2023
Electronic sharing of prescription medicines information would make patients safer
The number of medication errors occurring when people go into, or leave hospital, would reduce by 40% from 1.8 million to 1.1 million if information about medicines could be shared more easily electronically, University of Manchester health economists find.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.06.2023
University Chancellor urges fellow South Asian citizens to be part of landmark genetics study
University of Manchester Chancellor Nazir Afzal OBE has become the 1,000th person in Greater Manchester to take part in a huge research project seeking to help improve health outcomes for South Asian people.

Environment - Health - 12.06.2023
AI could help detect unregulated sources of air pollution in South Asia, new project shows
A collaboration between the University of Oxford and Lahore University of Management Sciences has combined the power of artificial intelligence with remote satellite imagery to help tackle the problem of unregulated brick kilns across South Asia. These kilns are a major source of air pollution, a key contributor to climate change, and notorious for people trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Health - Physics - 12.06.2023
Revolutionary healthcare technology selected for prestigious science show
Revolutionary healthcare technology selected for prestigious science show
Cutting-edge technology used to search for signs of life on Mars is poised to revolutionise disease detection and monitoring, via research led by the University of Southampton. This technology will be on show at the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London in July - in the form of a replica Mars rover, singing bowls and a 'Rainbow Resonator'.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.06.2023
First patients enter clinical trial to improve heart failure treatment
First patients enter clinical trial to improve heart failure treatment
The first patient has undergone surgery in a landmark clinical trial which aims to improve heart failure treatment.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.06.2023
Major funding boost for cutting-edge leukaemia research
Scientists from across the UK are hoping to learn how they can better predict leukaemia (blood cancer) occurrence, as well as develop improved drug screening pathways to treat the disease, through a major funding boost worth 12million. In what represents a major investment into leukaemia research in the UK, two new projects - led by the University of Glasgow and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - will engineer novel science and research tools to focus on understanding and predicting leukaemia and developing drugs for improved healthcare.

Health - 09.06.2023
Need for formal bereavement support in dementia care is largely underestimated
The need for grief counselling in dementia care may be substantially underestimated, according to new research led by a UCL academic.

Health - Event - 08.06.2023

Health - Pharmacology - 08.06.2023
UCL institute named UK's first WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis
UCL institute named UK’s first WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis
The UCL Institute for Global Health has been designated as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Innovation.

Health - Career - 07.06.2023
UK medical students and doctors are increasingly vulnerable to financial difficulties
Medical students and doctors are at increasing risk of experiencing financial difficulty throughout their careers, with reasons ranging from illness and disability to high training costs and student debt, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.06.2023
Manchester leads on research to reduce the risk of serious side-effects of cancer treatment
A research programme called Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) led by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust with The University of Manchester as part of the National Institute for Health and Care Resear

Health - 06.06.2023
UK-wide trial to reduce bleeding after childbirth
A treatment strategy developed in Wales to help reduce excessive bleeding after childbirth is being expanded into maternity units across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland as part of a major trial.

Health - 05.06.2023
New algorithm sets parameters for waves of Covid-19
New algorithm sets parameters for waves of Covid-19
A method for defining different waves of Covid-19 to better understand the progression of the virus across the pandemic, has been devised by a team of scientists. The researchers from Cardiff University and the University of Oxford developed an algorithm which identifies substantial, significant, and sustained periods of increase, described as "observed waves", when applied to daily cases and fatalities of Covid-19.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.06.2023
Speaking up for the annoying fruit fly
Andreas Prokop , University of Manchester Fruit flies can be truly annoying when they are buzzing around your living room or landing in your wine. But we have much to thank these tiny nuisances for - they revolutionised biological and medical science. Flies and mosquitoes both belong to Diptera , the group of insects that have only two wings (from the Greek meaning two and pteron meaning wing).

Health - 01.06.2023

Health - Psychology - 31.05.2023
Study starts to unravel stigma around ME
Stock-photo-tired-middle-aged-woman-lying-in-bed-can-t-sleep-late-at-morning-with-insomnia-adult-lady-sick-or-2162161347.jpg Tired middle aged woman lying in bed can't sleep late at morning with insomnia. Adult lady sick or sad depressed sleeping at home. A study has thrown crucial new light on the relationship between the mental and physical health of people who suffer from three stigmatising disorders whose symptoms are not medically explained, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) - also known as ME.

Health - Pharmacology - 31.05.2023
Liver dialysis device proved safe and effective for treating severe liver failure
Liver dialysis device proved safe and effective for treating severe liver failure
The first successful in-patient trial of liver dialysis* has been completed by researchers from UCL, the Royal Free Hospital, UCL spin-out Yaqrit and their collaborators.

Health - 30.05.2023
Economic impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on ethnic minorities in Manchester
New research led by Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski and colleagues from Social Statistics at the University of Manchester has documented the economic impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on ethnic minorities in Manchester.

Health - 30.05.2023

Health - Social Sciences - 26.05.2023
FM praises ’vital’ research being done at University of Glasgow’s new Clarice Pears Building
The University of Glasgow was delighted to welcome Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf to its new Clarice Pears Building today to learn more about the University's commitment to addressing health inequalities through its research and civic engagement.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2023
COVID genetic clues and mathematical Fellow: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From research into genetic variants which are linked to severe COVID-19 , to an award-winning mathematician studying statistical theory and applied probability, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Psychology - 26.05.2023
Imperial addiction researcher appointed to national role to tackle drug harms
Anne Lingford-Hughes has been appointed to a national role aimed at tackling addiction and improving treatment outcomes.

Health - 26.05.2023
Expecting mums and dads unready for parenthood – children experts warn
Expecting mums and dads unready for parenthood – children experts warn
Expectant mothers and fathers are being "failed" by the UK government's public health plans leaving them unprepared for parenthood, a new report has warned.

Health - 25.05.2023
Lower GCSE grades for children in families relying on food banks
Children living with long-term poverty and whose families rely on food banks are more likely to achieve lower GCSE grades, finds a report co-authored by UCL researchers.

Health - Economics - 24.05.2023
Reorienting economies to deliver health for all
Reorienting economies to deliver health for all
The World Health Organization Council on the Economics of Health for All, chaired by a UCL researcher, has outlined a bold new path to reorient economies to deliver health for all in the first-ever report of its kind.

Health - Social Sciences - 23.05.2023
Organisations must go beyond medical views on menopause to support women's professional aspirations
Organisations must go beyond medical views on menopause to support women’s professional aspirations
Western organisations can learn a lot from other cultures around supporting women experiencing menopause in the workplace. Organisations must enable mid-life women to thrive in the workplace by taking inspiration from societies such as China and Japan to encourage positive conversations around the impact of menopause, a new study reveals.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.05.2023
Trial aims to improve treatment for newborns with life-threatening sepsis
Trial aims to improve treatment for newborns with life-threatening sepsis
An international clinical trial co-led by UCL researchers will evaluate much-needed new antibiotic combinations for newborn babies with sepsis.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.05.2023
New partnership will use molecular glues to tackle ’undruggable’ disease targets
Researchers at Imperial, the Francis Crick Institute and AstraZeneca will advance the discovery of new -molecular glues- to treat a range of diseases.

Health - Psychology - 22.05.2023
Poor self-esteem and body image increase weight and poor mental health in teens
Promoting positive body image and self-esteem among children could help reduce poor mental health associated with being higher weight in adolescence. These are the findings of a study of more than 12,000 children in the UK in which researchers from Imperial College London explored the impacts of psychological and social factors on the relationship between mental health and body mass index (BMI) throughout adolescence.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.05.2023
Boost for cancer patients as Clinical Trials Unit receives millions
The search for new cancer treatments in Southampton has been given a multi-million-pound boost providing hope for people diagnosed with the disease.