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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 - 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.

Life Sciences - 04.08.2021
Skull of 340 million year old predatory amphibian digitally recreated
Researchers from UCL and the University of Bristol have used cutting-edge techniques to digitally reconstruct the skull of one of the earliest limbed animals, revealing how it would have bit into its prey.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.07.2021
Opinion: South Korea is bringing back bears in a country of 52 million - I went to find out how
Countries across the world are increasingly considering the reintroduction of species to habitats they have long since been driven out of, and PhD Researcher Joshua Powell (UCL Geography) whether South Korea's reintroduction of bears could provide a model for others to emulate.

Sport - Life Sciences - 21.07.2021
Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure
Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure
Participation in elite adult rugby may be associated with changes in the brain's structure, finds new research co-led by UCL scientists.

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.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 12.07.2021

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.

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 - 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).

Life Sciences - Health - 09.06.2021
UofG and OISRA work together to better understand Central America rabies spread
The University of Glasgow has signed an important 3.5 year inter-institutional agreement with the Central American organisation OIRSA (Organismo Internacional Regional De Sanidad Agropecuaria), to better understand the corridors of viral spread of rabies in the region.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.06.2021
Researchers to study the brain health of victims of domestic violence
New research is set to begin to investigate the lifelong consequences of domestic violence on brain health. The Drake IPV Study - led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, and funded by The Drake Foundation - will examine individuals exposed to domestic abuse, many of whom currently report a history of traumatic brain injury.

Life Sciences - 27.05.2021
Dive bombing Killer flies are so fast they lose steering control
Dive bombing Killer flies are so fast they lose steering control
Killer flies can reach accelerations of over 3g when aerial diving to catch their prey - but at such high speeds they often miss because they can't correct their course.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 26.05.2021
Covid-19 vaccine: Common stroke symptoms must be ’urgently evaluated’
UCL and UCLH neurologists have published the first clinical observations of patients who experienced an ischaemic stroke, the most common form of stroke, following an Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.05.2021
Spotlight on... Professor Selina Wray
This week we meet Selina Wray, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2021
Researchers awarded the Millennium Technology Prize
Researchers awarded the Millennium Technology Prize
British duo Professor Shankar Balasubramanian and Professor David Klenerman have been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary DNA sequencing techniques.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2021
Species invasions can teach us about COVID-19
Species invasions can teach us about COVID-19
Invasions by alien insect and animal species have much in common with outbreaks of infectious diseases and can tell us a lot about how pandemics spread, according to new research. Biological invasions - where animals, insects, plants and microorganisms are transported around the globe by humans - are becoming more common and have a global annual cost of at least 118 billion.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.05.2021
Oxford University and Oracle partner to speed identification of COVID-19 variants
Oxford University and Oracle partner to speed identification of COVID-19 variants
The partnership will enable global genomic sequencing and examination through a specialist platform developed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help mitigate the impact of potentially dangerous COVID-19 variants.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.05.2021
Construction begins at new centre of excellence for UCL Neuroscience
UCL President & Provost Dr Michael Spence was today joined by construction partner ISG and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at a ceremony marking the start of construction of the new home of UCL Neuroscience.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2021
The Academy of Medical Sciences announces election of new Fellows 2021
Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Academy of Medical Sciences. The greatest health advances rely on the findings of many types of research, and on multidisciplinary teams and cross-sector and global collaboration.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2021

Life Sciences - Electroengineering - 10.05.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
International Experts Launch First Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations
An international team of 91 scientists and conservationists, including from the University of Glasgow, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the United Nations' Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The detailed maps of the seasonal movements of herds worldwide will help governments, indigenous people and local communities, planners, and wildlife managers to identify current and future threats to migrations, and advance conservation measures to sustain them in the face of an expanding human footprint.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.05.2021
'Earswitch' could allow people with neurological conditions to communicate using a hidden ear muscle
’Earswitch’ could allow people with neurological conditions to communicate using a hidden ear muscle
The revolutionary device being developed by a GP with researchers at Bath could offer fresh hope for people with conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.05.2021
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2021
Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society. Our new Fellows and Foreign Members are all at the forefronts of their fields from molecular genetics and cancer research to tropical open ecosystems and radar technology.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.04.2021
Wasps are valuable for ecosystems, economy and human health (just like bees)
Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and more, according to a new review paper led by UCL and University of East Anglia researchers.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2021
Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection
Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection
Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human health. Resistant infections now cause more than 750,000 deaths per year and are predicted to increase to 10 million deaths per year by 2050.

Life Sciences - Career - 29.04.2021
Analysis: How the UK is joining the genomic technology arms race
The announcement of taxpayer funding for genomic research signals the UK's intentions in the field of genomic technology, but the path forward will have lasting consequences on how we perceive genome tech in the public space, says PhD candidate Yusef Paolo Rabiah (UCL STEaPP).

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.04.2021
Opinion: why I love wasps, and why you should too
Professor Seirian Sumner (UCL Biosciences) explains why wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and even an efficient source of protein.

Life Sciences - Campus - 27.04.2021
Upgrade will lead to greater research impact
Upgrade will lead to greater research impact
A major refurbishment to enhance world-class research facilities for the Faculty of Biological Sciences is complete.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.04.2021
Weight loss surgery significantly reduces brain pressure in patients with increasingly common neurological condition
Weight loss surgery significantly reduces brain pressure in patients with increasingly common neurological condition, study finds Weight loss surgery is more effective than dieting to reduce brain pr

Life Sciences - Health - 22.04.2021
Bristol awarded record number of European grants for 'excellent' science, third highest in Europe
Bristol awarded record number of European grants for ’excellent’ science, third highest in Europe
The University will receive €13M for globally significant research into anti-microbial resistance, artificial reproduction, futuristic materials, quantum mechanics, the philosophy of evolution and a truth taskforce to combat misinformation.

Life Sciences - Campus - 22.04.2021
Researchers feature on Attenborough Netflix series
Researchers feature on Attenborough Netflix series
University researchers feature on a Netflix series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Launching on the streaming giant on Earth Day (April 22), Life in Colour with David Attenborough is an expanded version of the BBC series Attenborough's Life in Colour , which aired earlier this year. Over the series, Sir David unearths how colour, and how creatures perceive that colour, dictates the undulations of the animal kingdom.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.04.2021
Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security
The worldwide adoption of biotechnologies to improve crop production has stalled, putting global food security at risk, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham.
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