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Health - Pharmacology - 14.04.2021
Over-80s show similar antibody responses following single vaccination with either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine - but cellular responses are enhanced after AstraZeneca vaccine
People aged over 80 receiving a single dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine show equivalent antibody responses five weeks post vaccination.

Health - Environment - 14.04.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 14.04.2021
Profile: How UK doctor linked rare blood-clotting to AstraZeneca Covid jab
Professor Marie Scully (UCL Cardiovascular Science) is interviewed about her about her work identifying a new rare blood clotting syndrome linked to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine & established the correct test & treatments for patients, helping save lives.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.04.2021
COVID-19 drug screening hub at the University of Glasgow begins work
A new COVID-19 drug screening and resistance hub in Scotland, based at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), has begun its vital work.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.04.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 13.04.2021
Newly launched British biotech company pioneers ground-breaking potential treatments for COVID-19
Newly launched British biotech company pioneers ground-breaking potential treatments for COVID-19
A team of top scientists from the University of Bristol have announced the formation of a new biotech company that is developing ground-breaking and newly patented potential treatments for coronavirus.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.04.2021
Artificial Intelligence used to automate assessment of Mesothelioma
Patients receiving treatment for the "asbestos cancer", Mesothelioma, are being assessed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of a prototype imaging system which could revolutionise the way people with the disease are cared for.

Campus - Health - 13.04.2021
What will endure?
What will endure?
The end of the pandemic is still not in sight, but we have every reason to be hopeful. How has the first year of living with the virus changed ETH? And what will endure after the crisis ends? I only briefly experienced what ETH was like before the pandemic.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2021
Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders
Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders
A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control - leading to binge-eating - in response to stress.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.04.2021
Asthma drug budesonide shortens recovery time in non-hospitalised patients with COVID-19
Inhaled budesonide, a common corticosteroid, is the first widely available, inexpensive drug found to shorten recovery times in COVID-19 patients aged over 50 who are treated at home and in other community settings, reports the UK's PRINCIPLE trial in 1,779 participants.

Health - 12.04.2021
COVID-19 Lateral Flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a research project to improve people's experiences of Lateral Flow Testing for COVID-19 in Birmingham.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2021
Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations
Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations
Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategies, and can help to restore degraded ecosystems. But scientists say there is a high risk that these relocations are accidentally spreading diseases and parasites. We've seen that mixing different populations of mussels can allow widespread transmission of gonad-eating worms.

Environment - Health - 12.04.2021

Health - 12.04.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 12.04.2021
Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks
Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks
Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of an early-warning system being piloted with the aim of giving health agencies more time to activate emergency response plans.

Health - Research Management - 12.04.2021
New research project aims to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19
A 1.35m research project is setting out to harness advanced fluid modelling techniques to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19. Engineers from the University of Glasgow are leading the project, which brings together experts in fluid mechanics, modelling and computation from a total of five UK universities.

Health - 09.04.2021
Climate change 'to decimate NT's rural health workforce'
Climate change ’to decimate NT’s rural health workforce’
The Northern Territory (NT) could lose up to a third of its doctors as they look to escape the dangerous effects of climate change, according to new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU).

Health - Life Sciences - 09.04.2021
COVID-19: Perspectives on current research
COVID-19: Perspectives on current research
TU Munich public online lecture series enters second round As the past year has shown, science is central to dealing with and combating the Corona pandemic.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.04.2021
Thomas Carmichael elected to the Association of American Physicians
Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, an honor society recognizing exemplary physician-scientists who contribute to clinical medicine through the pursuit of basic science.

Health - Social Sciences - 08.04.2021
Opinion: The Sewell report cited my work - just not the parts highlighting structural racism
There has been a great deal of interest in the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (Cred), which reviewed pertinent evidence on discrimination in education, the labour market and elsewhere. My focus, unapologetically, is on the health chapter, which prominently cites my own work.

Health - Social Sciences - 08.04.2021
Now rescinded, Trump-era ’public charge’ policy may still harm immigrants’ health
The Trump administration's expansion of the “public charge? rule — a move that sought to disqualify immigrants who used social programs like Medicaid from obtaining legal residency in the

Campus - Health - 07.04.2021

Campus - Health - 07.04.2021
U-M’s undergraduate student research spring symposium goes virtual
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 22 EVENT: University of Michigan students will present their research findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Spring Symposium.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.04.2021
Opinion: The risks of the AstraZeneca jab are so small, yet the gains are so great
Research into the potential link between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and blood clots is urgently needed, but the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks even if a causal link is established, says Professor David Werring (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).

Life Sciences - Health - 07.04.2021
CMU/Yale PNA-Based Technique an Essential Part of the Gene Editing Toolkit
Carnegie Mellon University April 07, 2021 In an article published in the April 8 issue of Nature , the National Institutes of Health's Somatic Cell Gene Editing Consortium provided a detailed update o

Health - Life Sciences - 06.04.2021
Call for cardiovascular scientists to contribute data to multinational platform
Implemented by seventeen partners and led by the University of Barcelona and the European Society of Cardiology ( ESC ), the project will enable researchers on cardiology to use the platform for data browsing, deposit and analysis.

Health - Campus - 06.04.2021
Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation
Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic. A study led by McGill University shows that Canadians who use social media are more likely to consume this misinformation, embrace false beliefs about COVID-19, and subsequently spread them.

Social Sciences - Health - 02.04.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 02.04.2021
Cost-effective and life-saving treatment for nation’s opioid disorder epidemic
A Stanford team of decision scientists with colleagues at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System developed a mathematical model to assess the cost-effectiveness of various interventions to treat opioid use disorder.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.04.2021
Experimental Therapy for Parasitic Heart Disease May Also Help Stop COVID-19
By blocking human enzyme cathepsin L, chemical inhibitor K777 reduces coronavirus' ability to infect cell lines; clinical trials are underway James McKerrow, MD, PhD, dean of the Skaggs School of Pha

Economics / Business - Health - 01.04.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 01.04.2021
Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people
A University of Birmingham-led study supported by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 98% of people aged 80 or over who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response. The research involved 100 people aged 80 to 96, who were living independently, and had received the Pfizer vaccine twice at three weeks apart.
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