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Health - Campus - 28.09.2020
Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength and duration of natural, vaccine-induced immunity
New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19. In particular, a vaccine capable of eliciting a strong immune response could substantially reduce the future burden of infection, according to a study recently published in the journal Science .

Psychology - Campus - 25.09.2020
Social isolation causing psychological distress among university students
Surprisingly, university students without pre-existing mental health concerns seem to be suffering greater psychological distress during the pandemic than their peers with pre-existing mental health problems according to a study of close to 800 university students in Toronto carried out by researchers from McGill and University of Toronto.

Computer Science - Campus - 22.09.2020
Predicting wildfires with CAT scans
Predicting wildfires with CAT scans
Engineers at Stanford have used X-ray CT scans, more common in hospital labs, to study how wood catches fire. They've now turned that knowledge into a computer simulation to predict where fires will strike and spread. As wildfires rage across much of the American West, researchers at Stanford have used CAT scanners, the same instruments used in medicine to peer inside the human body, to understand the process of smoldering - the state of burning without flame that often leads to fire.

Economics / Business - Campus - 22.09.2020
Who is the weakest link? Understanding global supply chains
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused kinks in the movement of goods and services around the globe, but how important a role do multinational companies play in local economies and supply chains? From toilet paper to industrial chemicals, there's no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive to global supply chains.

Social Sciences - Campus - 21.09.2020
Homicides near schools affect students’ educational outcomes says new study
Homicides near schools negatively impact on the educational attainment of children, a new study in the Journal of Labor Economics reports. During this unique study, researchers from the University of Birmingham and University of Surrey investigated if exposure to homicides had an impact on the educational outcomes of children in schools close by.

Life Sciences - Campus - 21.09.2020
First genetic sequencing of COVID in Quebec shows roots of outbreak
Initial results of study show that an estimated 250 independent events following spring break travel in March led to 60,000 people being infected September 21, 2020 (MONTREAL, Quebec) - Today the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre announced the initial results of their study into the genetic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19.

Life Sciences - Campus - 17.09.2020
'Cellular compass' guides plant stem cell division
’Cellular compass’ guides plant stem cell division
Biologists observing the formation of leaves noticed the nuclei moved in bewildering ways. Further investigation uncovered proteins that act as compasses and motors, guiding the divisions of individual cells to create the overall pattern of the leaf. The stem cells tasked with creating and maintaining biological tissues have a difficult job.

Campus - 16.09.2020
How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark
How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new way to create an almost perfect hologram in near darkness. Optical holograms are a clever way of producing a 3D image of an object. They have a number of uses - from protecting our ID cards from forgery, to real-time imaging of living cells.

Campus - Health - 14.09.2020
Stopping the spread of coronavirus in universities
As universities prepare to welcome students back, infectious disease modelling experts at the University of Bristol have conducted a rapid review and developed a new epidemic model which contributed to evidence considered by SAGE to assess the effectiveness of different interventions that could stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in a university setting.

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