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Innovation - Health - 04.07.2020
KAGes relies on 3D printing by TU Graz for protective equipment
KAGes relies on 3D printing by TU Graz for protective equipment
Protective equipment for clinical personnel is in short supply worldwide these days. TU Graz manufactures 10,000 urgently needed protective face shields for Steirische Krankenanstalten GmbH (KAGes) using 3D printing technology.

Health - 03.07.2020
100%SwissDEM: everyone counts
The 100%SwissDEM awareness-raising campaign, which is aimed at giving voice to the elderly to encourage the discussion on research and issues related to the health and well-being of the population aged 65 and over, has reached the halfway point.

Health - Administration - 03.07.2020
Team will transform bowel cancer screening into a precision medicine tool using AI
Glasgow team will transform bowel cancer screening into a precision medicine tool using AI The University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the NHS and Scottish tech companies, will lead a 3.

Health - 03.07.2020
A student reviews... Coronavirus: The Whole Story
Have you tuned into UCL's weekly coronavirus podcast yet? Get the run-down of what to expect - and look out for - in this review by UCL Student Journalist Eamonn Lynch-Bowers. In these uncertain times, it is sometimes all too easy to feel overwhelmed by events. Coronavirus has changed the way we live our lives - perhaps irreversibly - in just a matter of months, and in many ways its immediate medical implications are only the tip of the iceberg.

Health - 03.07.2020
UK-wide research to look at impact of Covid-19 on early cancer diagnosis
UK-wide research to look at impact of Covid-19 on early cancer diagnosis
Researchers at Cardiff University have launched a UK-wide project to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on diagnosis of cancer.

Event - Health - 02.07.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 02.07.2020
Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel
Launched on Antibody Prevalence and Impact of Coronavirus in Basel
A long-term study on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic is being carried out in the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft.

Environment - Health - 02.07.2020
Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue
Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue
COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US - all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops, and complex dynamics. The consequences of continued inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change and mass extinction are too grave to contemplate Andrew Balmford The dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic share "striking similarities" with the twin environmental crises of global heating and species extinction, argue a team of scientists and policy experts from the UK and US.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.07.2020
Nutrition in the days of COVID
Nutrition in the days of COVID
An interview with Prof. Hans Hauner about COVID-19 and nutritional medicine The current Corona outbreak affects nearly all aspects of medicine and of everyday life in general. In this context, questions about the importance of nutrition arise frequently; these include questions about how the right diet could protect you from contracting a COVID infection or about the influence nutrition could have on the progression of the disease.

Health - 02.07.2020
Mapping the Pacific’s COVID-19 success
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have created an interactive map that tracks Pacific responses to COVID-19 and assesses what is working and what is not.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.07.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020
Black and Native American youth experience more family deaths, may reduce likelihood of graduating college
The premature death of a parent or sibling can have many direct effects on family members, including hindering their future health and education. University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers studied who among a group of young adults was most likely to have a sibling or parent die and how often students experiencing such deaths obtain a college education.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020

Administration - Health - 01.07.2020

Health - Social Sciences - 30.06.2020
Global scientific cooperation needed in pandemic fight
Global scientific cooperation needed in pandemic fight
A working group of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, led by two Stanford physicists, calls greater global cooperation "increasingly essential.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2020
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases
SAFB1 is an important protein controlling gene regulation in the brain and is similar in structure to other proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases of age. The team, from the University of Bristol's Translational Health Sciences , wanted to find out if this protein might be associated with certain neurodegenerative conditions.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2020
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Advances in next-generation-sequencing technology that allow researchers to look at billions of pieces of genetic information are changing the way a disease is diagnosed. Correct identification of changes in the human genetic code responsible for rare metabolic disorders provides scientists and physicians with fact-based guidelines for the treatment.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.06.2020
Shows surge in e-cigarette and marijuana use among state’s young adults
The use of marijuana and electronic cigarettes jumped dramatically among young adult Californians between 2017 and 2018, with large proportions of users of both products being underage, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Health - Social Sciences - 30.06.2020
Unemployment remains steadily high in Detroit
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn As everyday activities in Detroit begin to resume, four out of 10 working Detroiters remain temporarily or permanently laid off, and many residents say they feel the state is reopening too soon.

Health - Environment - 30.06.2020
Links between COVID-19 and air pollution
Links between COVID-19 and air pollution
A proposed change to federal regulations would give less consideration to the health benefits of air pollution rules.

Health - 30.06.2020
Smiling in the masked world of COVID-19
People will have to learn to smile with their eyes and voices, and to read the eyes and voices of others more, Stanford scholar Jeanne Tsai says.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.06.2020
Meeting challenges through basic research
Meeting challenges through basic research
Many scientists are currently undertaking work on the Sars-CoV-2 virus. But hundreds of projects supported by the SNSF are already contributing to finding answers to the current health crisis. In Switzerland and around the world, the novel coronavirus has become a priority for scientific research. Projects supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are no exception.

Health - 30.06.2020
Opinion: Can I, a coronavirus ’shielder’, find consolation in lockdown?
Emeritus Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) praises the NHS and reflects on the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health - 29.06.2020
Trouble paying medical bills can lead to longer episodes of homelessness
Trouble paying medical bills can lead to longer episodes of homelessness
Even before the pandemic left COVID-19 patients with staggering hospital bills, many people, especially those who are uninsured, were often overwhelmed with medical bills Research shows that medical debt burdens millions of Americans: Depending on how "medical debt" is defined, studies from nonprofits and academic institutions generally show from 16% to 28% of adults carry that burden.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.06.2020
Transplant patient recovers from COVID-19 after receiving donated plasma
UChicago Medicine's use of plasma from COVID-19 survivors believed to be first-of-its-kind procedure A year after his successful lung transplant, Edgardo Diaz, 30, found himself back in the hospital with COVID-19.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.06.2020
New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery
New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery
A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require lifelong blood-thinning medication after valve replacement surgery. These impressive results show the PoliValve is a promising alternative for valve replacement surgery Geoff Moggridge The valve, called PoliValve, has been developed by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.06.2020
Children at risk from falling UK vaccination rates, warn doctors
Children risk becoming 'unseen victims of the COVID-19 pandemic', with evidence suggesting they may be missing routine vaccinations, warn researchers.

Health - Psychology - 29.06.2020
COVID-19: National PTSD screening programme urgently needed
Patients affected by COVID-19 need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and receive regular check-ups for at least a year.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.06.2020

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 29.06.2020
’Stopgap’ ventilator could save lives ahead of hospital treatment
An affordable 'stopgap' ventilator which can be used with minimal training could help keep seriously ill people alive long enough to either recover or receive hospital care, scientists say.
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