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Health - Life Sciences - 16.09.2020
Parkinson’s disease research at UCL gets £19m boost
Parkinson's disease researchers at UCL are launching three new studies to understand causes and progression of the disease, with the aim of finding new approaches to treatment.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.09.2020
New £4m study to advance our understanding of severe coronavirus infection
The University of Liverpool is leading a major new international project to improve our understanding of severe coronavirus infection in humans, together with collaborators from the University of Oxford, Public Health England, the University of Bristol; A*STAR in Singapore; and King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia.

Health - Campus - 16.09.2020
More than half of Year 12 students report poor mental wellbeing since lockdown
A school-based survey of students in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire examined over 200 key factors in the lives and expectations of young people, aged 8-18 years, helping to shed light on mental health during lockdown.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.09.2020
Teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson’s
Two Yale research teams will each receive approximately $9 million in grants from the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative to study the underlying biology of Parkinson's disease.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 16.09.2020
Children from low income backgrounds show elevated mental health difficulties throughout lockdown
Emotional difficulties were consistently elevated among children and young people from low income households over a month of lockdown compared to those from higher income households.

Health - 16.09.2020
Syrian refugee health workers can help Europe cope with COVID-19
Syrian refugee health workers can help Europe cope with COVID-19
Employing displaced Syrian healthcare workers is a "win-win" for both host communities and refugees as it would strengthen national health services and allow highly-skilled medics to "get on with their lives, rather than just get by", according to a network of UK academics.

Social Sciences - Event - 16.09.2020
Positive reaction to Somerset study into the best way to prevent domestic abuse
A Somerset study into the most effective way to tackle domestic abuse has received a positive response from its first participants.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.09.2020
Major NSF Grant Accelerates Development for One of the World's Most Powerful Telescopes
Major NSF Grant Accelerates Development for One of the World’s Most Powerful Telescopes
The GMTO Corporation has received a $17.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate the prototyping and testing of some of the most powerful optical and infrared technologies ever engineered.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.09.2020
RECOVERY COVID-19 phase 3 trial to evaluate Regeneron’s REGN-COV2 antibody cocktail
One of the world's largest efforts to find effective COVID-19 treatments will evaluate the impact of REGN-COV2 on mortality, hospital stays, and the need for ventilation. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the University of Oxford today announced that RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY), one of the world's largest randomised clinical trials of potential COVID-19 treatments, will evaluate Regeneron's investigational anti-viral antibody cocktail, REGN-COV2.

Health - Innovation - 16.09.2020
Share Your Location? CMU’s Li Weighs In
Heinz professor offers insight into COVID-19, contact tracing and consumer behavior Since the advent of the internet, and later the ubiquity of smartphones, businesses and the consumer economy have steadily become more digitized.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 16.09.2020

Social Sciences - Politics - 16.09.2020
Less than half of Welsh prisoners return to settled accommodation on release, report says
Hundreds of prisoners are being released into homelessness in Wales, new research indicates. The report, from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre, shows 543 people were released from Welsh prisons without a fixed address to return to in 2018/19*.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.09.2020
U-M virtual symposium examines diverse approaches to biological, biomedical research
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29; 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.

Campus - 16.09.2020
Speeding out of lockdown
Swissloop, the team of students developing hyperloop pods, took advantage of the break imposed by the coronavirus to improve the technology even further. Yesterday they unveiled their "research pod". At its core lies a technologically refined linear motor that will propel future prototypes at even faster speeds.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.09.2020
New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy
New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy
HIV continues to be a major global health issue, having claimed almost 33 million lives.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.09.2020
Australia unprepared for over-the-counter medical cannabis sales
Australia unprepared for over-the-counter medical cannabis sales
Professor Iain McGregor from the Lambert Initiative says it is time for Australia to have a mature approach to consumer access to safe and effective cannabinoid products without a prescription.

Pharmacology - Health - 16.09.2020
Novartis Tafinlar + Mekinist demonstrates long-term, relapse-free survival benefit for high-risk, stage III melanoma patients in study published in NEJM
COMBI-AD is first trial to demonstrate 5-year relapse-free survival with targeted therapy as adjuvant treatment in high-risk patients with stage III BRAF-mutated melanoma 1   Adjuvant treatment with

Health - Campus - 16.09.2020
Opinion: Importance of international solidarity during Covid-19
UCL Medical School (UCLMS) has a number of highly valued international collaborations, enabling cross-country learning and expertise, in support of medical education.

Social Sciences - Campus - 15.09.2020
How behavioral scientists transformed their lab for remote research
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted one of the University of Chicago's primary missions: the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Campus - Administration - 15.09.2020

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 15.09.2020
UChicago scholar finds unexpected kinship in Jane Austen’s works
In new book Austen Years , Prof. Rachel Cohen processes grief, life transitions through writing Rachel Cohen had never thought of herself as a Jane Austenite.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.09.2020
Catalyst Fund selects six projects in its 2020 funding round
The Catalyst Fund - supported by the Bertarelli Foundation - has selected six research projects to fund this year. Led by professors from EPFL and other Swiss Universities, these projects all aim to develop new treatment options for neurological disorders. Created by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, the Catalyst Fund aims to invest in translational projects targeting innovative approaches for diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and sensory organs.

Campus - Environment - 15.09.2020
CMU Completes Voluntary Review of Sustainable Development Goals
The report is a first-of-its kind by any university Carnegie Mellon University's commitment to equity, justice and the environment is reflected in a new report to be released this week that catalogues activities by students, faculty and staff to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Health - Life Sciences - 15.09.2020
Earliest steps in the development of an immune response
Immunity requires the close cooperation between different types of white blood cells, particularly those called T cells and B cells, which adapt to respond differently to each new infection. The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.

Computer Science - Health - 15.09.2020

Health - Materials Science - 15.09.2020

Social Sciences - Health - 15.09.2020
Older adults prefer to remain in their home
Older adults prefer to remain in their home
Living at home in old age: This is what most older adults want. As a result, there is a high demand for senior apartments and tailor-made services for the care of older adults in need of assistance in their own households.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 15.09.2020

Campus - 15.09.2020
Schöninger spears - mankind's earliest wooden weapons
Schöninger spears - mankind’s earliest wooden weapons
DFG funds research project of the University of Göttingen and the Lower Saxony State Service for Cultural Heritage The Lower Saxony State Service for Cultural Heritage (NLD) and the University of Göttingen carry out research into the oldest wooden weapons that have ever been found.

Politics - Campus - 15.09.2020

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Managing with machines
Managing with machines
One application in which Brandao and the IT Services team have opted for AI is a key piece of research infrastructure known as the Leonhard cluster, which is specially designed for big data analytics and machine learning. "It offers features unmatched by any other cluster in the world and is very popular in biomedical research and other areas," says Brandao.

Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Who makes the final decision?
Who makes the final decision?
Protecting citizens in the face of disaster often requires far-reaching decisions to be made. Any assistance is welcome - including from AI.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.09.2020
Everything AI?
Everything AI?
Artificial intelligence is having a growing impact on our daily lives and is also revolutionising research.

Computer Science - Health - 15.09.2020
The "black box" problem
A bioethicist and a neuroinformatics scientist discuss how machines are becoming more intelligent and why the advances in technology are leading to new ethical challenges.

Campus - Social Sciences - 15.09.2020
A university for the guardians of the rainforest
A university for the guardians of the rainforest
The Inga hope a university will keep their indigenous heritage alive, safeguard the natural habitat of the Colombian rainforest and give the younger generation a future.

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