UCL in the media
Dr Kevin Fong (UCL STEaPP) explores how an air ambulance could work in space and donates a special tribute to the NHS teams working devotedly through the COVID 19 crisis.
Professor Russell Viner (UCL Great Ormond Institute of Child Health) has warned that “wrapping children in cotton wool” via lockdown and social distancing could “rebound at us” in years to come, as the lack of exposure to everyday bugs could leave immune systems more vulnerable.
“Do-gooders” are often judged harshly but “gaining a good reputation can lead to benefits such as occupying a more central position in the social network,” says Professor Nichola Raihani (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
People who enjoy success later in life may have “faced other challenges along the way making them more resilient,” says Dr Chia-Jung Tsay (UCL School of Management).
Dr Thomas Gift (UCL Centre on US Politics) discusses how Joe Biden’s 79th birthday marks a new milestone in his presidential history and adds to speculation about his political future.
More than half of fossil-fuel reserves need to stay in the ground to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a study led by Dan Welsby (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources), which could costs the energy industry trillions.
“Antimicrobial resistance has been a pressing and global problem for many decades” and needs to be addressed to prevent us falling back into “the medical dark age,” says Professor Jennifer Rohn (UCL Medicine).
Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics Institute) said that although the new Covid strain may be highly transmissible, it is “not obvious” that it would be able to evade vaccines.