UCL in the media
In a feature report highlighting global attempts to combat Covid-19, the FLARE trial led by Professor David Lowe (UCL Institute of Immunity & Transplantation), which aims to see if favipiravir and lopinavir/ritonavir can inhibit viral replication in early infection, is mentioned.
A generation of babies born during the Covid-19 pandemic may be at risk because they and their parents are not being fully supported by health visitors, as many health visitors are being deployed found a survey by Dr Gabriella Conti (UCL Economics).
Commenting on claims that the Government’s chief cyber security body GCHQ is fighting the spread of anti-vaccine propaganda by Russia online, Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Biosciences) says the soviet vaccine, Sputnik V, is “improperly tested”.
Dr Rob Moss (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) explains how ultrasound technology can help to identify counterfeit pesticides more easily and quickly than existing methods.
The growing body of evidence on severe side effects experienced by sufferers withdrawing from depression medications should compel doctors to reconsider prescribing them, say Dr Mark Horowitz and Professor Joanna Moncrieff (both UCL Psychiatry)
For a long time, it was assumed that hunting in prehistoric societies was primarily carried out by men. Now a new study adds to a body of evidence challenging this idea, says Honorary Research Fellow Dr Annemieke Milks (UCL Archaeology).
Mutations in the Covid-19 virus found in minks would not render all potential vaccines ineffective, but shows that surveillance and precautionary risk mitigation are needed to ensure the pandemic can be brought under control, says Professor Joanne Santini (UCL Biosciences).
Women have found the Covid-19 pandemic more challenging than men psychologically, reporting higher levels of depression, anxiety and loneliness, and lower levels of life satisfaction and happiness, finds research led by Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL Epidemiology & Health).
Professor Tiziana Rossetto (Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) discusses a recent survey and intervention she carried out with the residents of Izmir, a city in Turkey which was recently hit by an earthquake, to help them prepare for future seismic events.