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Politics - Apr 8
Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) authors an article explaining how government is being conducted whilst Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in hospital. Since Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to an intensive care unit, the airwaves have been full of speculation about how government is being conducted in his absence.
Health - Apr 8

Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths (UCL Epidemiology & Health) explains how a recent study which suggests 78% of people with Covid-19 are asymptomatic could affect future models and responses to the virus.

Health - Apr 7

A group of mental health experts, led by UCL, have issued advice for frontline healthcare workers on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

Health - Apr 7

A new Bluetooth contact tracing system for detecting Covid-19 proximity, has been developed by a team of scientists and data privacy experts, including from UCL. The DP-3T tracing system, which is presented openly for public scrutiny in a new White Paper , works at scale and has been developed to the highest privacy standards, ready to deploy into an app.

Health - Apr 7

The designs of a new breathing aid developed by engineers at UCL and Formula One working with clinicians at UCLH have been made freely available to support the global response to Covid-19. The UCL-Ventura breathing aid, a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, helps Covid-19 patients with lung infections to breathe more easily, when an oxygen mask alone is insufficient.

Psychology - Apr 7

People are no better than chance at identifying when someone else is recounting a false or real memory of a crime, according to a new UCL study. The findings, published in Frontiers in Psychology , build on a previous study that was the first to successfully implant false memories of committing a crime - involving either assault or assault with a weapon that resulted in police contact.

Environment - Apr 8

A warming global climate could cause sudden, potentially catastrophic losses of biodiversity in regions across the globe throughout the 21st century, finds a new UCL-led study. The findings and suggests that the first waves could already be happening.

Astronomy - Apr 7

A powerful jet streaming from a supermassive black hole has been imaged in unprecedented detail by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, including UCL astrophysicist Dr Ziri Younsi, which published the first image of a black hole a year ago.

Health - Apr 7

UCL has taken the decision not to charge Term 4 (summer term from 20 June to 16 Sept) accommodation fees for Postgraduate students who will not be living in UCL halls in Term 4. This applies to those residents who have already checked out from 13 March or are planning on checking out by the end of Term 2 (25 April).

Health - Apr 7

The world's most powerful supercomputers are being used by UCL researchers for urgent investigations into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease with the aim of accelerating the development of treatments, including antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Health - Apr 6

Some dietary compounds such as resveratrol, which is commonly found in red wine, can mimic oestrogen to activate anti-ageing proteins called sirtuins, finds a new UCL study. Some dietary compounds such as resveratrol, which is commonly found in red wine, can mimic oestrogen to activate anti-ageing proteins called sirtuins, finds a new UCL study.

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