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Health - Apr 7
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. The advice, launched today in a video, has been issued alongside new guidelines for people in the health sector who are managing responses to stress experienced by hospital staff, covering what is known and not about the psychological effects of COVID-19 on healthcare workers.
Astronomy - Apr 7

A powerful jet streaming from a supermassive black hole has been imaged in unprecedented detail by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, including UCL astrophysicist Dr Ziri Younsi, which published the first image of a black hole a year ago.

Health - Apr 7

UCL has taken the decision not to charge Term 4 (summer term from 20 June to 16 Sept) accommodation fees for Postgraduate students who will not be living in UCL halls in Term 4. This applies to those residents who have already checked out from 13 March or are planning on checking out by the end of Term 2 (25 April).

Health - Apr 7

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 - Apr 6

School closures do not appear to have a significant effect on the spread of infections during coronavirus outbreaks such as COVID-19 but will be crucial to how we restart society after lockdown, according to a new study led by UCL.

Health - Apr 7

A new Bluetooth contact tracing system for detecting Covid-19 proximity, has been developed by a team of scientists and data privacy experts, including from UCL. The DP-3T tracing system, which is presented openly for public scrutiny in a new White Paper , works at scale and has been developed to the highest privacy standards, ready to deploy into an app.

Health - Apr 7

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. The UCL-Ventura breathing aid, a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, helps Covid-19 patients with lung infections to breathe more easily, when an oxygen mask alone is insufficient.

Health - Apr 6

Some dietary compounds such as resveratrol, which is commonly found in red wine, can mimic oestrogen to activate anti-ageing proteins called sirtuins, finds a new UCL study. Some dietary compounds such as resveratrol, which is commonly found in red wine, can mimic oestrogen to activate anti-ageing proteins called sirtuins, finds a new UCL study.

Event - Apr 6

Exceptional amendments to Academic Regulations support student progression while preserving academic standards during Covid-19 outbreak. UCL has announced regulatory changes that support the academic progression of its students in the unprecedented circumstances of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.




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