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Life Sciences - Environment - 26.11.2020
Urgent action needed as 1 in 3 native mammals at risk of extinction in Wales
Urgent action needed as 1 in 3 native mammals at risk of extinction in Wales
A third of native mammals are currently at risk of extinction in Wales, according to a new report. The State of Mammals in Wales report examines for the first time in over 20 years the current situation for species in the country.

Health - Campus - 26.11.2020
New Covid-19 asymptomatic testing site starts at the University of Birmingham
Government-backed asymptomatic testing site to open at the University of Birmingham to help protect people most at risk .

Economics / Business - 26.11.2020
Where to withdraw? New research maps access to cash across the UK
Where to withdraw? New research maps access to cash across the UK
A report published today has mapped for the first time how far people have to travel to access cash across the UK.

History / Archeology - 26.11.2020
The conquest and loss of Al-Andalus
La civilització del califat de Còrdova en temps..." La civilització del califat de Còrdova en temps d'Abd al-Rahman III , by Dionís Baixeras (1885).

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.11.2020
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Bread wheat can grow in highly diverse regional environments. An important reason for its great genetic variety is the cross-hybridization with many chromosome fragments from wild grasses. This is shown by the genome sequences of 10 wheat varieties from four continents, which an international consortium including researchers from the University of Zurich has now decoded.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Opinion: Should Covid-19 vaccines be mandatory?
To be properly protective, Covid-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Here, Dr Vageesh Jain (UCL Institute for Global Health) argues against the need for mandatory vaccines, while Dr Alberto Giubilini argues the reverse.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Re-starting global economy depends on tackling ’last mile’ of vaccine journey
Re-starting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the ‘last mile' of a COVID-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report.

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 25.11.2020

Career - Campus - 25.11.2020

Law - Health - 25.11.2020
UCL leads global project mapping legal responses to Covid-19
UCL is leading a vast international collaboration bringing together legal scholars across the world to understand and compare national legal responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.11.2020
Spread Germ Defence, not the virus!
With Covid-19 infections still high and people preparing for Christmas gatherings, it is vitally important to try to reduce the spread of infection in people's homes as this is where infections are now most likely to be transmitted.

Health - 25.11.2020
Consumer sentiment: Turning ’Bah Humbug’ into ’Happy Holidays’
Consumer sentiment fell in November due to a sharp decline in economic prospects, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Career - 25.11.2020
Marking is the key driver of work stress among teachers
Marking and lesson planning are the two aspects of teachers' jobs that lead to the greatest increase in workload stress and levels of poor wellbeing, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

Physics - 25.11.2020
A boost for quantum research
A boost for quantum research
ETH Zurich intends to further expand its leading position in quantum research, and so it is planning a highly specialised physics laboratory building on the Hönggerberg campus.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Infusion more effective than tablets: Treatment of iron anaemia in rural Africa
Infusion more effective than tablets: Treatment of iron anaemia in rural Africa
Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low income countries, especially for women. A study conducted in Tanzania has now demonstrated the advantage of iron infusion therapy over the usual treatment with iron tablets.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Tackling pandemic threats proactively
If we are to minimize the impact of future disease outbreaks, we must recognize the importance of immunization and invest in preemptive vaccine development, writes Tim Keys.

Social Sciences - 25.11.2020
Teenage motherhood is still high
The high rate of adolescent motherhood across developing countries isn't shifting, with reductions either modest or absent in some regions and rising in others, according to University of Queensland-led research. The study found an urgent need for effective interventions such as sexual education, teenage health services, and national policies that promote economic growth and decrease income inequality in these countries.

History / Archeology - 24.11.2020

Innovation - Career - 24.11.2020

Physics - Life Sciences - 24.11.2020

Social Sciences - 24.11.2020
How state courts use disability to remove Native children from their homes
Subscribe to  Fiat Vox. See all podcast episodes. This is the second part of the two-part series about how disability has been and continues to be used as a way to control and profit from Native populations.

Health - 24.11.2020
Over 40% of women may be missing key postnatal check-ups
More than 350,000 women in the UK may be missing out on key health and wellbeing check-ups following the birth of a child each year, according to a new study led by UCL researchers with Imperial College London.

Campus - Social Sciences - 24.11.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 24.11.2020
Four professors named 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is the world's largest scientific society, today named four UCLA faculty members as 2020 fellows.

Career - Innovation - 24.11.2020
’Rapid science’ makes custom-fitted facemasks for NHS workers
A company working with experts from the University of Birmingham and King's College London has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to produce custom-fitted, reusable, medical grade facemasks that will fit all people regardless of age, sex or ethnicity.

Health - 24.11.2020
How chaplains in the US are helping deal with existential crises during a pandemic
FACULTY Q&A The majority of Americans say they are aware of chaplains and desire their services, yet few report previous experience with them in health care, according to a University of Michigan study.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.11.2020
Eight U-M scientists, engineers named 2020 AAAS Fellows
Eight University of Michigan faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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