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Health - Pharmacology - 16.07.2021
Opinion: If Covid-19 is a seasonal virus, why is it spreading during the summer?
Understanding seasonality can help us to work out when the pandemic is likely to be over, says Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute).

Health - 16.07.2021
More than one in five people ’less likely to attend cancer screening post-pandemic’
More than one in five people have said they are less likely to attend cancer screening now than before the pandemic, according to the initial findings of a UK-wide survey led by Cardiff University.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2021
Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare
The Universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham have joined forces to launch a partnership that will train the next generation of leading researchers the skills required to transform our understanding and treatment of disease.

Health - Environment - 15.07.2021
Human waste contaminating urban water leads to 'superbug' spread - study
Human waste contaminating urban water leads to ’superbug’ spread - study
Contamination of urban lakes, rivers and surface water by human waste is creating pools of 'superbugs' in Lowand Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) - but improving access to clean water, sanitation and sewerage infrastructure could help to protect people's health, a new study reveals. Researchers studied bodies of water in urban and rural sites in three areas of Bangladesh - Mymensingh, Shariatpur and Dhaka.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.07.2021
Top UK organisations release annual statistics for use of animals in research
The ten organisations in Great Britain that carry out the highest number of animal procedures - those used in medical, veterinary and scientific research - have today released their annual statistics. We always aim to use as few animals as possible, refining our research and actively looking for ways of replacing their use.

Health - 14.07.2021
New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programmes for people with multiple long-term conditions
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are supporting a new programme designed to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions.

Health - 14.07.2021
Geography determines survival for babies born with birth defects across the world - study
Geography determines survival for babies born with birth defects across the world - study
Survival for a baby born with a birth defect - otherwise known as a congenital anomaly - is dependent on where you are born, a new study reveals.

Health - Social Sciences - 13.07.2021
New mental health support teams in schools and colleges have achieved a great deal, but gaps in children’s mental health provision remain
The BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre and Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit - both funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - have published initial findings from an early evaluation of the government's Children and Young People's Mental Health Implementation Programme.

Health - 13.07.2021
New rehabilitation programme for people with multiple long-term conditions
Researchers in Leicester and the University of Glasgow are developing a new programme to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions.

Health - 13.07.2021
Scottish veterans’ heart health improving
The risk of Scottish veterans developing heart disease is improving, according to new research.

Health - 13.07.2021
Cost of COVID-19 scams likely to rise considerably, report concludes
The number of consumer scams and frauds targeting government support programmes due to the pandemic is underreported, a Cardiff University academic says .

Health - Pharmacology - 13.07.2021
Opinion: Boris Johnson gave two reasons for lifting all restrictions. Both are wrong
Allowing mass infections now is a terrible idea, even with so many vaccinated. The NHS will struggle to cope, says Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics).

Health - Pharmacology - 09.07.2021
COVID:19: Scientists condemn government’s ’dangerous & unethical COVID-19 experiment’
University of Birmingham scientists are among more than 100 experts who have signed a letter published in The Lancet accusing the UK government of conducting a 'dangerous and unethical experiment' and urging it to reconsider its plans to abandon all COVID-19 restrictions.

Campus - Health - 09.07.2021

Economics / Business - Health - 07.07.2021
Additive manufacturing supply chains to be protected from cyber-attacks in light of COVID-19
· Additive manufacturing was upped during the COVID-19 pandemic to make ventilators, however when production was up so were the number of cyber-attacks · In order to continue production without disru

Health - Life Sciences - 07.07.2021
IReadMore app provides limitless speech therapy for stroke, brain injury and Covid patients
A UCL-developed smart app, which improves the reading ability of people who have suffered a stroke, has been a 'godsend' for patients asked to rehabilitate at home during the pandemic.

Pharmacology - Health - 07.07.2021
Brain cancer trial recruits largest ever number of patients
A UCL-led clinical trial for patients with brain cancer has recruited more UK participants than ever before for a study of its kind.

Health - 06.07.2021
Only 1 in 4 people believe UK will ’build back better’
Only a quarter of the UK public are confident that 'build back better' can be delivered after the pandemic, according to new findings published today by UCL researchers. The insights come from analysis of the results of a UCL-commissioned YouGov survey to test responses to the 'build back better' concept, favoured by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic to talk about addressing inequalities exposed and exacerbated by Covid-19.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2021
Being clean and hygienic need not impair childhood immunity
Being clean and hygienic need not impair childhood immunity
The theory that modern society is too clean, leading to defective immune systems in children, should be swept under the carpet, according to a new study by researchers at UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.07.2021
UofG researchers to play a key role in major EU arthritis research project
Researchers at the University of Glasgow will play a key role in the major new EU research project, HIPPOCRATES, which will promote the early identification of and improve outcomes for patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.07.2021
Analysis: Could expanding the Covid-19 case definition improve the UK's pandemic response'
Analysis: Could expanding the Covid-19 case definition improve the UK’s pandemic response’
PhD candidate Alex Crozier (UCL Biosciences) and colleagues write in the BMJ about the potential opportunities and challenges of expanding the symptom list linked to self-isolation and testing as vaccines are rolled out.

Health - History / Archeology - 01.07.2021
British consumers complicit in forty-year 'healthy eating' failure
British consumers complicit in forty-year ’healthy eating’ failure
'Healthy eating' campaigns have largely failed in Britain for the last four decades because consumers have adapted confusing advice, and incorporated fast and convenience foods into self-defined 'balanced' lifestyles, a new study argues.

Health - 01.07.2021
Rare tadpole is new to science
New collaborative research led by Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, has resulted in the first scientific description of an extremely rare tadpole.

Health - Career - 30.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 30.06.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
Books charts revolution of the science of human health
A leading scientist has charted the recent and dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of the body in a new book out today (July 1).

Health - Pharmacology - 29.06.2021
World-leading study begins into robotic surgery for knee replacement with major £1.6 million funding grant
New clinical trial led by University of Warwick and University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire A major national study will pitch human skill against machine precision as it compares the benefits of knee replacement surgery performed using a robot to a surgeon using traditional methods.

Health - 29.06.2021
Upgrading PPE for staff working on COVID-19 wards cut hospital-acquired infections dramatically
Upgrading PPE for staff working on COVID-19 wards cut hospital-acquired infections dramatically
When Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge upgraded its face masks for staff working on COVID-19 wards to filtering face piece 3 (FFP3) respirators, it saw a dramatic fall - up to 100% - in hospital-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections among these staff.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.06.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 28.06.2021
Blood cancer trial sponsored by the University of Birmingham opens for recruitment
A new Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial being sponsored by the University of Birmingham has opened for recruitment aiming to investigate the efficacy of a novel treatment for patients affected by a specific type of blood cancer.