Study reveals more than 40% of COVID-19 infections had no symptoms – Imperial College London

A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases. The authors of the new research, from the University of Padova and at Imperial College London, published today in Nature, suggest asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people are an important factor in the transmission of COVID-19. They also argue […]

Design in quarantine – Royal College of Art

Archiving design responses to a pandemic in real-time From perfumes to hand sanitiser; vacuum cleaners to ventilators and product marketing to public health awareness campaigns  – the world’s design community has responded at pace to the myriad of challenges emerging from the global Covid-19 pandemic. But how do you capture and archive these achievements as they […]

COVID-19: genetic network analysis provides ‘snapshot’ of pandemic origins – University of Cambridge

Study charts the ‘incipient supernova’ of COVID-19 through genetic mutations as it spread from China and Asia to Australia, Europe and North America. Researchers say their methods could be used to help identify undocumented infection sources. Researchers from Cambridge, UK, and Germany have reconstructed the early ‘evolutionary paths’ of COVID-19 in humans – as infection spread from […]

Robot-assisted gallery tours for art lovers in self isolation – University of the West of England

People in self isolation due to coronavirus can use robots to remotely access one of Britain’s most iconic art galleries, thanks to a unique Bristol Robotics Laboratory collaboration. In a UK first, the temporarily closed Hastings Contemporary has teamed up with the laboratory to offer its members and audiences the opportunity to visit the gallery […]

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