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Health - Computer Science - 17.07.2020
How computer science can help fight COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has mobilized the world's scientific community like no other recent crisis, including many researchers using the most modern data science and artificial intelligence approaches. At the University of Chicago, public health experts, computer scientists, economists and policy analysts have launched projects using computational tools to better detect, diagnose, treat and prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.07.2020
Trial to explore more effective treatments for seriously ill COVID-19 patients
A major trial is underway to explore how artificial intelligence can be used to develop more effective treatments for very ill COVID-19 patients.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.07.2020
Potential treatment for rare degenerative disease
Potential treatment for rare degenerative disease
Yale pharmacology professor Barbara Ehrlich and her team have uncovered a mechanism driving a rare, lethal disease called Wolfram Syndrome and also a potential treatment.

Health - Mathematics - 16.07.2020
Mathematicians warn of risk of complacency over herd immunity levels needed to halt Covid-19 pandemic
Mathematicians warn of risk of complacency over herd immunity levels needed to halt Covid-19 pandemic
Optimistic predictions that ‘herd immunity' could be reached with fewer than 40 percent of the population infected or vaccinated should not be relied upon With no vaccine and the disease still

Health - Life Sciences - 16.07.2020

Health - Career - 16.07.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 16.07.2020
For early treatment of mild COVID-19, University of Minnesota trial shows hydroxychloroquine has no benefit over placebo
Today, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers published the results from the first randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine for the early treatment of mild COVID-19 among persons who are not hospitalized. The trial results, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , determined that hydroxychloroquine did not decrease the severity of COVID-19 symptoms over 14 days any better than a placebo.

Health - Social Sciences - 15.07.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2020
Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar
Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar
The use of drones in global health settings has rapidly evolved in the past years. As drone technology continues to expand beyond the military and recreational sectors, it is foreseen that it will have a significant role to play in healthcare delivery.

Health - Research Management - 15.07.2020

Health - 15.07.2020
Analysis: England’s R number is creeping up - does that mean a second wave is on the way?
Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths (UCL Epidemiology & Health) discusses the R number, the possibility of a second wave and whether Covid-19 has superspreading potential.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.07.2020
Yongjie Jessica Zhang Receives NSF Funding for Brain Research
Yongjie Jessica Zhang , the George Tallman Ladd and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is a co-principle investigator of a proj

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2020
UofG to play key role in new study into COVID-19 long-term health impacts
A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched. The PHOSP-COVID study has been awarded 8.4million jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This study is one of a number of COVID-19 studies that have been given urgent public health research status by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Health - Administration - 15.07.2020
About 5000 heart attack sufferers in England missed out on hospital treatment due to the pandemic
The number of admissions to hospital with heart attacks fell by 35% by the end of March.

Health - Philosophy - 15.07.2020
Ethical recommendations for triage of COVID-19 patients
Ethical recommendations for triage of COVID-19 patients
An international expert group led by Mathias Wirth, Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Bern, has developed recommendations for avoiding triage of COVID-19 patients in extreme situations.

Health - 15.07.2020
A million people have stopped smoking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Britain
Over a million people in the UK have stopped smoking since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in Britain, with a further 440,000 smokers trying to quit in the same period, finds new analysis by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) [1].

Health - Social Sciences - 14.07.2020
Prepare now for a winter COVID-19 peak, say UCL experts
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new Academy of Medical Sciences report involving UCL.

Health - Social Sciences - 14.07.2020
Prepare now for winter COVID-19 peak, warn infectious disease experts
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter, says a new Academy of Medical Sciences report.

Health - Social Sciences - 13.07.2020
3 in 5 adults who thought about self-harm or suicide received no mental health support in lockdown
During the first month of lockdown nearly a fifth of people reported having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, but only 42% of those thinking about self-harming or suicide and 57% of people who self-harmed had accessed mental health services.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.07.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 13.07.2020
Secret defence against adenoviruses
Secret defence against adenoviruses
Study shows: Arsenic trioxide strengthens the body's defenses against viruses An adenovirus infection can be potentially life-threatening, especially for children after a stem cell transplant.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.07.2020
Drug that calms 'cytokine storm' linked to lower risk of death among COVID-19 patients on ventilators
Drug that calms ’cytokine storm’ linked to lower risk of death among COVID-19 patients on ventilators
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Critically ill COVID-19 patients who received a single dose of a drug that calms an overreacting immune system were 45% less likely to die overall, compared with those who didn't receive the drug, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Environment - Health - 13.07.2020
Simultaneous, reinforcing policy failures led to Flint water crisis, providing lessons during pandemic
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Concurrent failures of federal drinking water standards and Michigan's emergency manager law reinforced and magnified each other, leading to the Flint water crisis, according to a University of Michigan environmental policy expert.

Health - 13.07.2020
Most older adults have experienced ageism; still hold positive attitudes toward aging
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn An offhand remark by an acquaintance about using a smartphone.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.07.2020
New data from phase IIIb study reinforces safety profile of Roche’s Hemlibra in people with haemophilia A
Second interim analysis of the STASEY study, including data from 193 patients, consistent with results from phase III HAVEN studies, with no new safety signals identified 1,2,3 STASEY is the largest

Life Sciences - Health - 13.07.2020

Health - 13.07.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 13.07.2020
Faces and stories of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences: Marta Fadda
Faces and stories of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences: Marta Fadda
We continue our journey to discover the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences with Marta Fadda, post-doctoral researcher and lecturer, with whom we talk about social and cultural patterns, medical ethic

Health - 12.07.2020
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important
Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people's health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.07.2020
Caltech Professor Answers Community’s Questions on Coronavirus
At a Glance Leadership President Provost Board of Trustees Legacy History & Milestones Historic Awards & Honors Caltech Archives Interactive History Map News Publications This is Caltech Calt

Health - Pharmacology - 10.07.2020
Helping track and reduce COVID-19 infections in Northeast Brazil
A combination of thermal drones, artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling is helping scientists track and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Northeast Brazil: one of a series of innovative coronavirus research initiatives being carried out by UCL and scientists in Brazil.

Health - 10.07.2020
Division of Surgery and Interventional Science student claims 500 PTES jackpot
One lucky student has won 500 in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2020 prize draw. You can view results from UCL's additional PTES questions now.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.07.2020
Seven Questions with... Lia Bote
This week we meet first year Biological Sciences student Lia Bote, who is founder of London COVID-19 Care Central, a student-led initiative publishing updates on the pandemic for students.

Health - 10.07.2020
New COVID-19 study could help performers back on the stage
The performing arts have been hit hard by the restrictions enforced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.07.2020
Cystic fibrosis drug trialled to fight inflammation caused by COVID-19
Patients with COVID-19 will be given the cystic fibrosis drug 'Dornase alfa' to determine if it can help improve survival by reducing excess inflammation in the lungs, as part of a trial co-led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.
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