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Health - Life Sciences - 31.05.2022
Museum of Natural History to showcase Science Together community-researcher collaborations
Museum of Natural History to showcase Science Together community-researcher collaborations
Explore Science Together event at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Tuesday 7 June.

Health - Social Sciences - 31.05.2022

Health - Sport - 30.05.2022
Preventing and actively treating back pain
Around 1.9 million people in Austria suffer from chronic back pain - it is very widespread and the second most common reason for sick leave.

Innovation - Health - 30.05.2022

Health - 30.05.2022
A province-by-province look at excess deaths in Canada during the pandemic
A province-by-province look at excess deaths in Canada during the pandemic
Q&As Erik Rolfsen Pretend the COVID-19 pandemic never happened. People still would have died across Canada, and the number of deaths would have been somewhat predictable based on data from previous years.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2022
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
The Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases (UNIGE / HUG) shares the first sequencing results of the monkeypox genome from Switzerland.

Health - 30.05.2022
1 million Youth Became Daily Tobacco Users, Most Used JUUL E-cigarettes
Increase in tobacco use among underaged U.S. youth parallels 1990s epidemic, before tobacco control policies were implemented More than 1 million United States youth aged 14 to 17 years old in 2017 became new daily tobacco users within two years. By 2019, more than three quarters of these youths were vaping e-cigarettes daily.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.05.2022
Research project awarded £1m in funding to uncover new ’fingerprints’ of brain disease
Cardiff scientists have been awarded nearly £1m to investigate how the world's most powerful imaging technology can help to spot new signs of disease in the brain.

Health - Environment - 27.05.2022
Opinion: AI could help us spot viruses like monkeypox before they cross over
Opinion: AI could help us spot viruses like monkeypox before they cross over
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Patty Kostkova (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) and her colleagues describe how artificial Intelligence can be harnessed to better understand the interconnectedness of nature in order to protect it and us from future diseases.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.05.2022
Growing social and economic inequalities across north-west England are directly impacting health
Growing social and economic inequalities across north-west England are directly impacting health
A new report led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) exposes the growing social and economic inequalities in parts of north-west England and the impact it is having on people's health.

Social Sciences - Health - 27.05.2022
How do we stop gun violence in America?
How do we stop gun violence in America?
Johns Hopkins experts suggest steps the U.S. can take to address the epidemic of mass shootings in the U.S. N ot again.

Health - 27.05.2022
High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn't reduce mortality rates
High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn’t reduce mortality rates
While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar College. The results were published May 27 in JAMA Health Forum.

Health - Psychology - 26.05.2022
Study assesses mental health effects of pandemic-related school closures
Data from 44 hospitals in 26 states show that suicide or self-injury and depressive disorders were the primary mental health reasons children received emergency department or hospital inpatient care after statewide school closures were enacted during the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chemistry - Health - 26.05.2022
Scientists win seven Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes
Scientists win seven Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes
Five individuals and two teams from the University of Oxford have received prestigious prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry today.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.05.2022
Q&A: What you need to know about monkeypox
Q&A: What you need to know about monkeypox
Monkeypox burst into the headlines this month after cases were diagnosed in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia.

Pharmacology - Health - 26.05.2022
Researcher focuses on essential, but often-ignored, organ in pregnancy
The placenta is an essential organ for the developing fetus, both protecting the fetus from potentially harmful components in the blood and transferring nutrients needed for growth and development.

Innovation - Health - 26.05.2022
Revolutionary 'EarSwitch' project to be scaled up with new funding
Revolutionary ’EarSwitch’ project to be scaled up with new funding
New funding from NIHR will help to progress -EarSwitch the device that uses a hidden ear muscle to allow people with neurological conditions to communicate.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.05.2022
Opinion: Catatonia - the person's body may be frozen, but their minds are not
Opinion: Catatonia - the person’s body may be frozen, but their minds are not
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jonathan Rogers (UCL Psychiatry) describes new research explores what some people experiencing catatonia feel and think that overwhelms them to the point of being unable to move.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.05.2022
University spinout in major partnership to commercialize treatment for invasive aspergillosis
University spinout in major partnership to commercialize treatment for invasive aspergillosis
F2G, a University of Manchester spinout company, is to partner a major Japanese pharmaceutical company in the commercialisation of a novel antifungal treatment it developed for invasive aspergillosis and other rare mould infections.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.05.2022
At-home blood test for juvenile-onset Huntington's disease to be trialled
At-home blood test for juvenile-onset Huntington’s disease to be trialled
A blood test could screen children for juvenile-onset Huntington's disease, reports a new UCL-led study, ahead of a larger trial of an at-home finger prick test for the condition.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.05.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 25.05.2022
U-M experts available to discuss prevention, aftermath of school shooting in Texas
EXPERTS ADVISORY University of Michigan experts can discuss school shootings and the community aftermath in the wake of the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Texas.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.05.2022
Roderick Beijersbergen named professor by special appointment of Functional Genomics
Roderick Beijersbergen named professor by special appointment of Functional Genomics
Dr Roderick Beijersbergen is named professor by special appointment of Functional Genomics at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (SILS-UvA) per 1 May.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.05.2022
’The focus on diseases is changing’
Since 1972, the number of children being born every year in Germany has been lower than the number of people dying. Demographic change is impacting on our society. A growing number of older and old people means, among other things, that there is an increasing demand for healthcare services. In this interview with Kathrin Nolte , Prof. Klaus Berger , Director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, and his deputy, Prof. André Karch, talk about the challenges this will entail for research and healthcare.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.05.2022
Novel implant for the treatment of valvular heart disease
In a complex procedure, a team from the Department of Cardiac Surgery at MedUni Vienna and University Hospital Vienna has, for the first time, successfully inserted a novel implant for treating tricuspid valve regurgitation via a single access on one side of the groin.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.05.2022
Turning drug discovery into speed dating
Turning drug discovery into speed dating
EPFL spin-off ArcoScreen has developed a platform that turns the discovery of new drugs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, diabetes and cancer from a marathon into a sprint. The firm's microfluidic readout system assesses the response of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to new substances, delivering significant time and financial gains for pharmaceutical companies.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.05.2022
Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease
Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease
Watching too much TV is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease regardless of an individual's genetic makeup, say a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.05.2022
What you need to know about monkeypox
What you need to know about monkeypox
As monkeypox spreads beyond its endemic locations, an infectious disease expert offers insight on how the virus spreads-and why it shouldn't be a cause for alarm Monkeypox is nothing new, and the virus is endemic in several countries.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.05.2022
Project to track impact of Covid-19 variants globally
Project to track impact of Covid-19 variants globally
A large-scale study, led by UCL and funded by the European Commission, will use data from 23 countries to detect and better understand emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, with the aim of supporting countries' responses to Covid-19 and future pandemics.

Health - 23.05.2022
Public needed to analyse images of blinding eye disorder
Public needed to analyse images of blinding eye disorder
Members of the public are being asked to examine and evaluate high-resolution images of the potentially blinding eye condition, uveitis, as part of a UCL-led project aimed at ensuring children with the disease are diagnosed and treated far more quickly. The Eye on Eyes initiative is building up a bank of images from children with uveitis that need to be analysed and labelled by humans, so they can eventually be used to train artificial intelligence to detect the disease automatically.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.05.2022
Opinion: Five facts about the gruesome beauty of solitary wasps
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Seirian Sumner (UCL Biosciences) shares some of the wildest and most shocking facts about solitary wasps, borrowed from her new book "Endless forms: The secret world of wasps.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.05.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 23.05.2022
Michael Schatz among 'TIME 100'
Michael Schatz among ’TIME 100’
Michael Schatz among 'TIME 100' most influential people in the world Johns Hopkins computational biologist recognized for his contributions to the first complete sequencing of the human genome TIME t
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