UCL in the media
With the UK Government expected to halve social distancing rules to one metre, Independent SAGE member Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on why it is too soon for this recommendation to be implemented.
In a UCL-led study exploring accounts of around 40 interviewed prisoners, PhD student Chantal Edge (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) found that fear, stigma, reduced autonomy and security requirements have resulted in prisoners receiving lower standards of healthcare.
Dr Olga Perski (UCL Behavioural Science and Health) and a colleague warn of four potential consequences facing the population and the environment from people wearing face masks.
In response to many boycotting a vote which is being decried as controlled by the Serbian Progressive Party, Professor Eric Gordy (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) says that this indicates that the vote fails to fulfill normal conditions for a democratic election.
Elite athletes who adopted simple oral health measures, such as using high fluoride toothpaste, reported significantly reduced negative effects on performance related to poor oral health, finds a new study led by Dr Julie Gallagher (UCL Eastman Dental Institute).
Scientists at UCL will lead two 'flagship' studies, announced by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which will investigate the link between Covid-19 and heart disease.
As evidence mounts for the possibility of Covid-19 infecting various animals, Professor Joanne Santini (UCL Biosciences) and Professor Sarah Edwards (UCL Science & Technology Studies) say a global effort is needed to reduce the risk of the virus later returning to people.
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Based on the data available, the new outbreak of Covid-19 in Beijing was circulating for some time before being identified, meaning it “could have originated from essentially anywhere,” says Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Biosciences).
Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has said the proposed successor for the Large Hadron Collider, set to be four times the size and six times as powerful, would allow scientists to make unprecedented measurements of nature at the subatomic scale.