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Health - 22.01.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 21.01.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2021
Designer DNA Therapeutic Wipes Out Cancer Stem Cells, Treats Multiple Myeloma in Mice
Study supports launch of Phase I clinical trial to test a designer DNA agent - an antisense oligonucleotide that targets a gene called IRF4 - in patients with multiple myeloma Many patients with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, eventually develop resistance to one treatment after another.

Psychology - Health - 20.01.2021
We need a Grey New Deal
Mental illnesses do not receive the attention they deserve and they are treated as taboo, writes Gerhard Schratt.

Health - 20.01.2021
Teachers’ work intensity has risen to ’unprecedented’ levels
Teachers are working harder than ever before and more than any other occupation, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Review of Education authored by researchers from UCL.

Health - 20.01.2021
Teachers’ work intensity has risen to ’unprecented’ levels
Teachers are working harder than ever before and more than any other occupation, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Review of Education authored by researchers from UCL.

Health - 20.01.2021
Surveys Show Northeast, West Coast Most Likely To Accept COVID-19 Vaccine
Carnegie Mellon researchers' daily question: Would you get the shot? Carnegie Mellon University researchers have begun daily nationwide surveys to determine U.S. acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and pinpoint those states and localities where people are most skeptical of the shots.

Health - Administration - 19.01.2021
Successive governments' approaches to obesity policies have destined them to fail, say researchers
Successive governments’ approaches to obesity policies have destined them to fail, say researchers
Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behaviour rather than tackling unhealthy environments.

Social Sciences - Health - 19.01.2021
WHO adopts new guidance into childhood pain informed by Bath’s Centre for Pain Research
The landmark World Health Organization publication will lead to a revolutionary shift in how paediatric pain is managed around the world.

Health - Economics / Business - 18.01.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 18.01.2021
RECOVERY trial closes recruitment to convalescent plasma treatment for patients hospitalised with COVID-19 | University of Oxford
The RECOVERY trial was established as a randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.01.2021
Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'
Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy ’drug drought’
Leaders in maternal healthcare have called for lifesaving research into pharmaceuticals for use during pregnancy in a new report highlighting the challenges of pregnancy-related complications, pre-term birth and pre-existing conditions.

Health - Psychology - 18.01.2021
Researchers launch Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre
Bell Let's Talk, McGill University, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital are pleased to announce the official launch of the  Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre  (MMHRC).

Health - Life Sciences - 15.01.2021
Threats of new SARS-CoV-2 variants focus of UK-wide study
Scientists at UCL will play a key role in helping understand the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as part of a new national research project.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.01.2021
National consortium to study the threats of new SARS-CoV-2 variants
The University of Glasgow is joining a new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2, which will be launched with £2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The 'G2P-UK' National Virology Consortium* will study how mutations in the virus affect key outcomes such as how transmissible it is, the severity of COVID-19 it causes, and the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.01.2021
Novartis ligelizumab (QGE031) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
Ligelizumab is the first treatment to receive FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in patients with an inadequate response to H1-antihistamines 1   Currently th

Health - Materials Science - 14.01.2021
Lead poisoning of children
Lead poisoning of children
A remediation and public education effort at an abandoned battery recycling facility in Bangladesh eliminated most lead soil contamination, but levels of the toxic metal in children living near the site did not decrease nearly as much. The discrepancy reveals the scope of other lead exposure sources and the challenge they present to public health.

Health - Computer Science - 14.01.2021
$1.2 Million Grant Funds a New Generation of Healthcare Telemanipulation Robots
UC MRPI award will develop advanced telehealth robots to protect healthcare workers and help isolated people connect with their communities Researchers at UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Irvine and San Diego

Campus - Health - 14.01.2021
CMU Expands Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing with High-Volume, On-Campus Lab
Robotics systems will help process thousands of weekly tests for campus community After months of planning, Carnegie Mellon University is unveiling a new testing strategy, including the opening of it

Campus - Health - 13.01.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 13.01.2021
COVID-19: UCL academics mobilise to provide critical advice and expert comment
As coronavirus spreads around the world, UCL experts are taking a prominent role in advancing public knowledge about the virus by advising world leaders, providing expert comment in the media and urgently researching new ways of tackling COVID-19.

Health - Career - 13.01.2021
Coronavirus: Federal Council extends and tightens measures
Case numbers are stagnating at a very high level and there is a risk that the new more infectious variants of the virus will lead to another rapid rise in cases.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.01.2021
Second COVID-19 vaccine approved for Switzerland
On 12 January 2021 Swissmedic, the Swiss agency for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, approved the second COVID-19 vaccination for the Swiss market.

Health - Psychology - 12.01.2021
Metabolism May Play Role in Recurrent Major Depression
UC MRPI award will develop advanced telehealth robots to protect healthcare workers and help isolated people connect with their communities Researchers at UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Irvine and San Diego

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2021
The Odd Structure of ORF8: Scientists Map the Coronavirus Protein Linked to Immune Evasion and Disease Severity
The Odd Structure of ORF8: Scientists Map the Coronavirus Protein Linked to Immune Evasion and Disease Severity
Biologists used crystallography performed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source to reveal the new virus's unusual protein structure A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2021
Museum scientists: Prepare for next pandemic now by preserving animal specimens in natural history collections
Museum scientists: Prepare for next pandemic now by preserving animal specimens in natural history collections
It's been more than a year since the first cases were identified in China, yet the exact origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remain a mystery. Though strong evidence suggests that the responsible coronavirus originated in bats, how and when it crossed from wildlife into humans is unknown. In a study published online Jan.12 in the journal mBio, an international team of 15 biologists say this lack of clarity has exposed a glaring weakness in the current approach to pandemic surveillance and response worldwide.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2021
New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function
New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function
Note: This video was created in January 2020 Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year.
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