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Health - 12.07.2022
Lockdown restrictions led to poorer health behaviours
Strict lockdown restrictions during peak periods of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to poorer health behaviours such as drinking more and exercising less.

Health - 12.07.2022
10,000 Aussie workers set to develop lung cancer from silica dust: study
As many as 10,000 Australians are predicted to develop lung cancer in their lifetime from being exposed to silica dust, new Curtin University modelling has found amid warnings more than half a million Australian workers are currently exposed to the harmful dust.

Health - 12.07.2022
Austrian Society of Surgery awards Theodor Billroth Prize to Vera Vorstandlechner
Vera Vorstandlechner from the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of MedUni Vienna received the award for her research, which focuses on the genetic landscape of hypertrophic scars and the identification of new therapeutic approaches. The study that impressed the expert jury was published in Nature Communications in October 2021 under the title "The serine proteases dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 and urokinase are key molecules in human and mouse scar formation" (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467'021 -26495-2).

Health - Life Sciences - 12.07.2022
Researchers named 2022 Young Tall Poppies
Researchers named 2022 Young Tall Poppies
Three University of Sydney researchers have been awarded 2022 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards in recognition of their work across engineering, medicine and health, and science.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.07.2022
What is foot-and-mouth disease?
What is foot-and-mouth disease?
Veterinary public-health expert Professor Michael Ward explains why the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among Indonesian cattle has Australia on edge.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.07.2022
’There isn’t anything like it in the UK’
A major new institute opens today, bringing together the largest concentration of scientists and clinicians in heart and lung medicine in Europe.

Health - 11.07.2022
Deleting your period tracker won't keep your health data private
Deleting your period tracker won’t keep your health data private
As soon as news leaked in May of the possible reversal of Roe v. Wade , a drumbeat began on social media: Delete your period trackers.

Health - 11.07.2022
Australia could be first to adopt routine childhood screening for type 1 diabetes
A new national screening research pilot for type 1 diabetes funded by JDRF and led by a team at the University of Sydney is launching in locations across the country this month.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 11.07.2022

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.07.2022
Consumption of extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy increases the level of antioxidants in breast milk and in infants
Consumption of extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy increases the level of antioxidants in breast milk and in infants
The consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) —a product with widely known benefits for our health— increases the level of phenolic compounds in breast milk and can cross the placental barrier, reaching the descendant. This has been stated in a study carried out by a team of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences , the UB Institute for Research on Nutrition and Food Safety (INSA-UB ) and the Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition Networking Biomedical Research Centre ( CIBEROBN ).

Health - Environment - 08.07.2022
The Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal and Ortner Foundation prizes
The Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal and Ortner Foundation prizes
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann has awarded the Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal to a number of individuals for their achievements relating to the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Health - Campus - 08.07.2022
Admissions procedure for medical studies: 11,643 took part
Out of 15,788 applicants who had originally registered, a total of 11,643 candidates took part in today's (Friday's) MedAT joint entrance exam for a place at the medical universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz or the Medical Faculty of Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.07.2022
Academic-industry partnership aims to lower the cost of cultivated meat
Academic-industry partnership aims to lower the cost of cultivated meat
When the University of Toronto's  Michael Garton  got a call from Myo Palate - a company that is producing meat without raising whole animals - he knew it was the opportunity he'd been waiting for.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.07.2022
Carnegie Mellon Exosome Engineering Tech Licensed to Coya Therapeutics
Carnegie Mellon University has licensed a proprietary platform for bioengineering exosomes for drug delivery to Coya Therapeutics, Inc. Through the agreement, Coya has optioned the exclusive worldwide rights to research, develop, manufacture and commercialize exosome polymer hybrids using the platform developed by an interdisciplinary team of CMU chemists and engineers.

Health - 07.07.2022
Computational science can tackle society's wicked problems - but not without the help of experts
Computational science can tackle society’s wicked problems - but not without the help of experts
Simulation models are important to tackle society's wicked problems, but it is not easy to develop simulation models for such complex contexts. Dr. Rick Quax of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam was one the researchers who developed a new simulation model. What do health inequalities, the energy transition and global climate change have in common? They are wicked problems that arise from many interacting factors at multiple levels - from cells, to individuals, to societies.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.07.2022
Awash in Potential: Wastewater Provides Early Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Tools developed by UC San Diego and Scripps Research prove effective at identifying emerging variants and predicting COVID-19 surges; they-re now used around world by public health agencies and communities Writing in the July 7, 2022 online issue of Nature , scientists and physicians at University of California San Diego and Scripps Research, with local and federal public health officials, describe how wastewater sequencing provided dramatic new

Health - Social Sciences - 07.07.2022
Asian, Hispanic and Black Californians saw bigger drops in life expectancy than whites during COVID
Asian, Hispanic and Black Californians saw bigger drops in life expectancy than whites during COVID
Losing years. Overall life expectancy for Californians fell from 81.4 years to 78.4 years between 2019 and 2021. Uneven impact. For Hispanics, life expectancy declined by nearly six years — the largest drop among all groups and three times as high as whites. Rich vs. poor. The difference in life expectancy between those in the state's highestand lowest-income areas increased by three-and-a-half years to more than 15 years.

Health - 07.07.2022
Your second COVID-19 booster is on the way-but when?
Your second COVID-19 booster is on the way-but when?
Science, Health & Technology Brett Goldhawk Does your COVID-19 booster shot seem like a long time ago? You're not alone.

Health - Social Sciences - 07.07.2022
University of Toronto and Toronto hospitals mount research response to monkeypox
University of Toronto and Toronto hospitals mount research response to monkeypox
The University of Toronto and its partner hospitals, including Sunnybrook Research Institute, Unity Health Toronto and the University Health Network, are leading a rapid research response to the glob

Health - 07.07.2022
Stalling improvements in cardiovascular disease rates could cost £54bn
Stalling improvements in cardiovascular disease rates could cost £54bn
A slowdown in improvements in cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, in England and Wales could cost £54billion in health and social care costs between 2020 and 2029, finds a new modelling study co-led by UCL researchers. In the late part of the 20 th century and up to 2010, high-income countries saw dramatic declines in cardiovascular disease (CVD), however, since 2011, falls in CVD rates have stalled, including in England and Wales.

Health - 06.07.2022
Life satisfaction plummets among young Aussies during COVID
Life satisfaction plummets among young Aussies during COVID
Young Australians have suffered the greatest drop in life satisfaction during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Health - Innovation - 06.07.2022
Interdisciplinary research for the digital medicine of the future
Interdisciplinary research for the digital medicine of the future
The Zentrum für Digitale Medizin und Gesundheit (ZDMG) will bring together researchers in medicine, informatics and mathematics.

Health - Innovation - 06.07.2022
Dr Alex Casson selected for Academy of Medical Sciences’ FLIER cohort 3
Dr Alex Casson , Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering , has been chosen to join the third round of the Academy of Medical Sciences' highly competitive FLIER programme.

Health - Veterinary - 06.07.2022
Beauty isn’t even skin deep: New study from the RVC finds that flat-faced dogs are at the highest risk of skin fold dermatitis
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found that some popular flat-faced dog breeds, including the English Bulldog, French Bulldog and Pug, are at the highest risk of skin fold dermatitis - a painful skin condition.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.07.2022
Pandemic Sciences Institute formally launched in Oxford
The University of Oxford's Pandemic Sciences Institute (PSI) has been formally launched at a two-day event at the Blavatnik School of Government, at which the lead researchers set out its direction and strategy for the next five years.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2022
A Rhythmic Small Intestinal Microbiome Prevents Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers found that in mice how much they ate and when altered the nature of their gut microbiome: too much food too frequently resulted in poorer microbial and metabolic health An estimated 500 to 1,000 bacterial species reside in each person's gut, perhaps numbering 100,000 trillion microorganisms.

Health - Campus - 05.07.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 05.07.2022
Overcrowding, old buildings fueled COVID in California prisons
At San Quentin and other California prisons, overcrowding and antiquated facilities contributed to the rapid and often lethal spread of COVID-19, says a new report from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley. Overcrowding, sometimes in antiquated buildings, compounded by rapidly changing conditions and the need for complex coordination, helped to drive a dramatic surge in COVID-19 in California's prisons, according to a new report from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Health - 05.07.2022
For COVID-19, endemic stage could be two years away
Illnesses like the common cold and the flu have become endemic in human populations; everyone gets them every now and then, but for most people, they aren-t especially harmful. COVID-19 will eventually transition to endemic status at some point - but when? Possibly within two years, according to a new Yale study published July 5 in the journal PNAS Nexus.

Health - Psychology - 04.07.2022
Most British COVID-19 mourners suffer PTSD symptoms: survey
More than eight out of 10 British people who are seeking support for having lost a loved one to COVID-19 reported alarming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, new Curtin University-led research has found.

Social Sciences - Health - 01.07.2022
NWO Vidi grants for 11 UvA researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth ¤800,000 each to 11 experienced researchers from the UvA and the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The grants will enable them to develop their own innovative lines of research and set up research groups over the next five years. The Vidi grant will allow researchers to conduct research for five years.

Health - Economics / Business - 01.07.2022

Health - Career - 30.06.2022
Faculty of Medicine receives funding for research-active physicians
Career prospects for -clinician scientists new career support programme facilitates integrated medical and scientific qualifications For medical professionals who are active in both patient care and research, many scientific questions and opportunities to apply new research findings arise directly from everyday clinical practice.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2022
UK organisations release annual statistics for use of animals in research
The ten organisations in Great Britain that carry out the highest number of animal procedures - those used in medical, veterinary and scientific research - have today released their annual statistics.

Health - 30.06.2022
Roe reactions: Faculty share insights on the ruling and the future of abortion rights
Roe reactions: Faculty share insights on the ruling and the future of abortion rights
The Supreme Court's June 24 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization also overturned Roe v. Wade, putting an end to nearly five decades of constitutional protection for ab

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2022
Körber European Science Prize 2022 for Anthony Hyman
Körber European Science Prize 2022 for Anthony Hyman
The director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden receives the award for the discovery of condensates - cell droplets without a membrane In 2009, Hyman and hi

Health - 30.06.2022
Barriers keep NHPI and LGBTQ smokers from breathing free
Two groups that have high rates of smoking and vaping — the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community and the LGBTQ community ­ — have specific hurdles that prevent them from quitting: the cost of cessation therapies and a lack of culturall y s pecific care, according to a pair of reports from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.