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Health - Pharmacology - 19.06.2020
Missed eye appointments may increase sight loss post-lockdown
The COVID-19 lockdown is threatening the sight of thousands of elderly people across the UK as eye clinics have reported more than a 70% reduction in new referrals and a high rate of missed appointments, finds a new study co-led by UCL.

Health - Social Sciences - 19.06.2020
Race, law, and health policy
UC Berkeley experts talk about the impact of structural racism on law and health policies related to communities of color.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.06.2020
Schwartz Named Head of Computational Biology Department
Multidisciplinary professor to succeed department's founder Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science , has named Russell Schwartz the new head of the Computational Biology Department, effective July 1.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.06.2020

Health - Environment - 18.06.2020
Opinion: One metre or two? The science behind social distancing
With air currents, droplets and the environment to consider, Dr Lena Ciric (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) discusses the science behind what safe distance guidelines to avoid infection of Covid-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ravi Gupta
"This virus is probably going to be circulating for years - it will take a long time to sort out." In a building that has been largely empty for the past three months, Ravi Gupta has been working non-stop alongside other virus experts.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
Novartis expands Africa Sickle Cell Disease program to Uganda and Tanzania
New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care   Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients bein

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
New treatment plan may increase cardiac survival and reduce stroke risk
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that affects two to four percent of the population. A new project will use digital tools to provide personalised support for patients to navigate their condition.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.06.2020
Sugar-Coating Disguise Allows for Coronavirus Infection
According to Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. In the case of coronavirus, a cloak of sugar helps the virus infect.

Health - 18.06.2020

Health - Computer Science - 18.06.2020
Bringing the predictive power of artificial intelligence to health care
Bringing the predictive power of artificial intelligence to health care
The startup ClosedLoop has created a platform of predictive models to help organizations improve patient care.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.06.2020
Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19
Stanford Health Policy is a joint effort of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford School of Medicine A $1 million gift from the Horowitz Family Foundation allows Sta

Health - Environment - 17.06.2020
UW partnering with state on COVID-19 population health studies
GET THE LATEST ON COVID-19 - www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/ BADGER BOUNCE BACK PLAN - www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm PUBLIC MEETINGS - during a

Health - Social Sciences - 17.06.2020
India's coronavirus cases increase as national government relaxes rules
India’s coronavirus cases increase as national government relaxes rules
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn FACULTY Q&A Despite India's drastic nine-week shutdown and amid relaxing restrictions, the country now has the fourth-largest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.06.2020

Health - 17.06.2020
’Unpaid’ carers going hungry during COVID lockdown says study
Unpaid carers are twice as likely as the general public to have relied on a food bank during the Covid-19 pandemic says a new study.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2020
What archaeological records can tell us about historic epidemics
Infectious diseases have been with us since our beginnings as a species. Professor Charlotte Roberts explains what the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history - and the human response to them. The previous pandemics to which people often compare COVID-19 - the influenza pandemic of 1918 , the Black Death bubonic plague (1342-1353), the Justinian plague (541-542) - don't seem that long ago to archaeologists.

Health - 17.06.2020
People in England's poorest towns 'lose over a decade of good health'
People in England’s poorest towns ’lose over a decade of good health’
Cambridge researchers find major health inequalities - as well as a geographic divide - between the most and least deprived English towns.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.06.2020
How Australians use medical cannabis since legislation: new survey
Australians report using medicinal cannabis for chronic pain, mental health and sleep with the majority sourcing cannabis illicitly, despite medicinal cannabis being legal, a new survey from the University of Sydney has revealed.

Pharmacology - Health - 17.06.2020
Novartis Cosentyx receives FDA approval for new indication to treat active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
FDA approval for Cosentyx is based on the Phase III PREVENT trial,  demonstrating efficacy in active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), which is part of the axial spondyloarthritis

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2020
Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers
A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used after just 4-6 hours of the assessment.

Environment - Health - 16.06.2020
"Huge forest fires put our health at risk"
After Australia, Siberia is burning, indicating that the frequency of such events is on the rise, with myriad dire consequences: devastated ecosystems, risk of desertification, CO2 emissions, toxic particles, further climate impacts..

Health - Social Sciences - 16.06.2020
Studying health issues
Studying health issues "upon the people"
Emiliano Albanese, MD PhD is a Full professor at the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Institute of Public Health.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.06.2020
How does our brain trigger different sighs? New findings could provide answers
How does our brain trigger different sighs? New findings could provide answers
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn One group of neurons controls various types of sighing, but they receive their instructions from different areas of the brain depending on the reason for the sigh, according to a study scheduled to publish June 16 in the journal Cell Reports.

Health - Environment - 16.06.2020
Turning faces into thermostats: Autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy
Turning faces into thermostats: Autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn As lockdown requirements ease, COVID-19 is changing the way we use indoor spaces.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2020
$20 million gift to establish a cancer immunotherapy laboratory
A $20 million gift to the University of Sydney from the CLEARbridge Foundation will fund a new Professorial Chair, a laboratory, and vital supporting resources to drive immunotherapy research.
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