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Life Sciences - Jul 10
The skulls of toothed whales have become more asymmetric over time, according to a new study led by UCL and the Natural History Museum in London. The team also found that early ancestors of living whales had little cranial asymmetry and likely were not able to echolocate, in the findings published in BMC Biology .
Health - Jul 10

A combination of thermal drones, artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling is helping scientists track and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Northeast Brazil: one of a series of innovative coronavirus research initiatives being carried out by UCL and scientists in Brazil.

Administration - Jul 10

Professor David Price, Sarah Chaytor (both UCL Vice-Provost (Research)) and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Wathey (University of Northumbria) write how Covid-19 has underlined the need for more coordinated and comprehensive engagement with policymakers.

Health - Jul 10

This week we meet first year Biological Sciences student Lia Bote, who is founder of London COVID-19 Care Central, a student-led initiative publishing updates on the pandemic for students. What are you studying, why are you interested in this subject and what do you plan to do in the future? I've just finished the first year of my Biological Sciences degree, with the Cell Biology concentration from second year onwards.

Health - Jul 10

A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer's disease in human brain cells, in research involving UCL and led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent the disease, they report in Molecular Psychiatry.

Health - Jul 10

A photographer has shot over 100 portraits of healthcare workers and support staff at UCLH for a photo essay about Covid-19. Included are some of UCL's medically-trained academics, who were freed from their research responsibilities to support NHS services during the pandemic.

Health - Jul 10

One lucky student has won 500 in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2020 prize draw. You can view results from UCL's additional PTES questions now.

Health - Jul 10

Patients with COVID-19 will be given the cystic fibrosis drug 'Dornase alfa' to determine if it can help improve survival by reducing excess inflammation in the lungs, as part of a trial co-led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.

Health - Jul 9

This week we meet David Lomas - Vice Provost (Health), Head of the School of Life and Medical Sciences and Head of UCL Medical School - who chats to us about working to make a difference to health through research.

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