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Health - Business / Economics - 09.04.2020

Health - Environment - 09.04.2020
African Americans and COVID-19 in Michigan: U-M experts available
African Americans and COVID-19 in Michigan: U-M experts available
EXPERTS ADVISORY COVID-19 appears to be hitting minority communities especially hard across the country.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 09.04.2020
Researchers help develop privacy-focused coronavirus alert app
Researchers help develop privacy-focused coronavirus alert app
Covid Watch is a smartphone app that allows an infected person to send an anonymous alert to others with the same app whom they may have infected.

Materials Science - Health - 09.04.2020
Cost-effective Oxygen Concentrators
Cost-effective Oxygen Concentrators
People suffering from COVID-19 need air enriched with oxygen, as the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus attacks the lungs.

Health - Business / Economics - 09.04.2020
In virtual town hall, MIT leadership updates community on Covid-19 responses
In virtual town hall, MIT leadership updates community on Covid-19 responses
Critical research continues, students and staff are receiving support, and contingency planning proceeds for eventual phased reopening.

Health - Social Sciences - 09.04.2020
Coronavirus pandemic requires action to protect people who are homeless
Coronavirus pandemic requires action to protect people who are homeless
FACULTY Q&A As the coronavirus pandemic grows, the University of Michigan's Jennifer Erb-Downward discusses how people who are homeless will likely be affected by the public health emergency and how policymakers can respond.

Health - Social Sciences - 09.04.2020
Children of the 90s calls on participants to help fight Coronavirus
The research hopes to help understand the ‘hidden iceberg' - alongside the ill, the number of adults who may already have had COVID-19 without ever knowing they had it or with mild symptoms.

Health - 09.04.2020
Rector Johannes Wessels on dealing with the corona pandemic at Münster University
Rector Johannes Wessels on dealing with the corona pandemic at Münster University
The corona pandemic has turned everyday life and work on its head. In this interview with Norbert Robers, Rector Prof. Johannes Wessels explains what the crisis means for the University of Münster, and how the University is dealing with the consequences.

Health - 09.04.2020

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 09.04.2020
Led team develops privacy-focused coronavirus alert app
Led team develops privacy-focused coronavirus alert app
Covid Watch is a smartphone app that allows an infected person to send an anonymous alert to others with the same app whom they may have infected.

Health - Microtechnics - 09.04.2020
How robots can help fight pandemics
Robots allow people to interact with each other without physical contact. This means they can protect us from infectious diseases, which has been given too little consideration in robotics, says Brad Nelson. The most popular phrase that has entered our vocabulary in the past few months is "social distancing", more accurately termed, "physical distancing".

Pharmacology - Health - 09.04.2020
International partnership progresses UQ COVID-19 vaccine project
The University of Queensland's potential COVID-19 vaccine is entering an important new phase of testing with the live coronavirus to determine how effectively it induces protection against coronavirus infection. The UQ team will partner with the Dutch company, Viroclinics Xplore , on the crucial pre-clinical studies.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
Bristol announces the first of many new research projects to tackle COVID-19
The 25 research projects are the first to be announced from the recent Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Rapid Response Funding Call (COVID-19) . Additional projects, from the rolling funding call, will be announced by the Institute in the coming weeks, demonstrating the University's ability to expand its research to address this vital area.

Health - 08.04.2020
Reducing inequalities in poorer areas of England could save the NHS £28.8 million in hip fracture costs
New research has found if healthcare inequalities in the most deprived areas of England were reduced, this could help save the NHS around £28.8 million each year in hip fracture treatment costs.

Health - 08.04.2020
ACA has helped protect low-income patients from catastrophic spending for surgery
FINDINGS In the years after 2014, when the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces were established, low-income patients who underwent a surgical procedure saved an average of $601 in out

Health - Pharmacology - 08.04.2020
150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19
150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19
One of Cambridge's newest institutes, established to study the relationship between infectious disease and our immune systems, is leading the University of Cambridge's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 150 scientists and clinicians, the UK's largest academic Containment Level 3 Facility, and a range of collaborators from across the UK and beyond.

Health - 08.04.2020
Epidemiologists launch new weekly forecast of coronavirus deaths
Epidemiologists at Imperial College London have launched a new weekly forecast of coronavirus deaths and transmissibility.

Health - Innovation - 08.04.2020
Stanford scholars and researchers lend their expertise to tacking the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented worldwide crisis.

Health - 08.04.2020
Stanford Medicine offers high-priority COVID-19 testing and new app to first responders
Stanford Medicine is offering high-priority COVID-19 testing and a new screening and informational app, built with the support of Apple, to local police, firefighters and paramedics.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
’Smart toilet’ monitors for signs of disease
A disease-detecting "precision health" toilet can sense multiple signs of illness through automated urine and stool analysis, a new Stanford study reports.

Health - 08.04.2020
Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog
Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog
Professor Julia Gog is a mathematician who specialises in modelling the spread of infectious diseases, particularly pandemic influenza.

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 08.04.2020
EPFL lends computing power to fight against the coronavirus
EPFL lends computing power to fight against the coronavirus
EPFL is contributing significant computing resources to the open science project [email protected] , which uses protein dynamics simulations to explore potential coronavirus drug targets.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
Coronavirus portal and an enterprising engineer: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new public website for those interested in the science of COVID-19, to an Imperial alumnus named as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - 08.04.2020
Researchers produce 3D printed visors to shield against coronavirus
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are sharing their expertise in 3D printing to make face visors for use by frontline medical staff in Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.04.2020
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 50
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 50
April 8, 2020 On April 8, 1970, the founding charter of the FMI was signed. For 50 years, the FMI has stayed true to its initial mission: To promote basic research in the fields of biochemistry and medicine, and to train young scientists.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.04.2020
FRQS to fund new structural biology centre at McGill University
New interdisciplinary facility will house 38 researchers across a variety of disciplines and aims to become a world-leading institute in understanding biophysical mechanisms of disease The health sci

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.04.2020
Bluetooth signals from your smartphone could automate Covid-19 contact tracing while preserving privacy
Bluetooth signals from your smartphone could automate Covid-19 contact tracing while preserving privacy
A system that enables smartphones to transmit "chirps" to nearby devices could notify people if they have been near an infected person.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.04.2020
Disease detective offers mask tips, hope in the face of COVID-19
As America braces for what could be a pivotal month for combating the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised people to wear cloth face coverings when out in public or in proximity to others.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.04.2020
New vaccine platform used to develop COVID-19 candidates
New vaccine platform used to develop COVID-19 candidates
The University of Bristol and spin-out company Imophoron have announced they are ready to test COVID-19 vaccine candidates in a pre-clinical programme.

Health - Psychology - 07.04.2020
Helping healthcare workers to cope with stress
A group of mental health experts, led by UCL, have issued advice for frontline healthcare workers on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.04.2020
To the rescue: UCLA bioengineers create reusable COVID-19 face shields
First responders and health care workers have been putting their lives on the line to treat the tidal wave of COVID-19 patients flooding emergency rooms and intensive care units.

Health - 07.04.2020
Innovative ’pop-up tent’ could be latest line of defence for frontline NHS staff treating patients with COVID-19
A disposable plastic ‘pop-up tent' which creates a protective barrier between patients and healthcare professionals could be the latest line of defence for frontline NHS workers thanks to a new product developed by a team from the UK.

Social Sciences - Health - 07.04.2020

Pedagogy - Health - 07.04.2020
Coronavirus and K-12 education: U-M experts can discuss
Coronavirus and K-12 education: U-M experts can discuss
EXPERTS ADVISORY University of Michigan leaders' responses to the Michigan governor's plan to close schools for the remainder of the year while continuing to educate students points out the issues impacting school districts nationwide.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.04.2020
UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
A team of UCLA researchers has launched Stop COVID-19 Together , a web-based app that will enable the public to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Health - 07.04.2020
Facebook and Carnegie Mellon Team Up to Gather COVID-19 Symptom Data
Researchers seek county-level statistics to forecast pandemic in the U.S. Beginning today, Facebook is assisting Carnegie Mellon University in gathering data about U.S. re
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