UCL in the media
A study led by Dr Itiel Dror (UCL Security and Crime Science) found that medical examiners were more likely to rule the death of a child as a homicide rather than an accident when told that the child was black, rather than white.
24% of 17 year olds have self-harmed in the past year, while 7% have done so “on purpose in an attempt to end [their] life,” finds analysis led by Dr Praveetha Patalay (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing) and Professor Emla Fitzsimons (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies).
The move towards requiring Facebook and Google to pay news organisations for their content would boost revenue for news sites, but also risks making them dependent on the existence of the tech giants, warns Dr Michael Veale (UCL Laws).
A questionnaire which shares how common various side-effects of prostate cancer are “will help reassure men with minor problems early in the recovery process that things will improve,” says Professor Caroline Moore (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science).
Boys who regularly play video games at age 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later, finds a new study led by PhD student Aaron Kandola (UCL Psychiatry).
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Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) give their views on when the Covid-19 lockdown can be lifted, both stressing the importance of not picking an arbitrary date to lift measures.
Research suggests that Covid-19 variants are more transmissible either due to a higher viral load or due to the virus being transmissible for a longer period of time, explains Professor Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection & Immunity).
Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) talks about her new book "Mission Economy" and how the public and private sectors must collaborate to tackle the world's big problems, rather than the public sector simply pumping money into businesses.
More than 50% of patients hospitalised with Covid-19, who had raised levels of a protein called troponin, have some heart damage, finds a new magnetic resonance imaging study led by Professor Marianna Fontana (UCL Medicine).
While Trump’s claims that Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell benefitted from the former president’s support are true, McConnell also helped enable Trump throughout his presidency, says Dr Julie Norman (UCL Political Science).