Tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days – The University of Manchester

Manchester researchers lead programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19 Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days. Testing for coronavirus infection could become quicker, more convenient and more accurate, following […]

Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown – University of Oxford

Parents/carers of children aged 4-10 years of age reported that over a one-month period in lockdown, they saw increases in their child’s emotional difficulties, such as feeling unhappy, worried, being clingy and experiencing physical symptoms associated with worry, according to early results from the Co-SPACE study, asking parents and carers about their children’s mental health […]

Anti-inflammatory drug found to reduce deaths in COVID-19 patients – University of Oxford

In March 2020, the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial was established as a randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19, including low-dose dexamethasone (a steroid treatment). Over 11,500 patients have been enrolled from over 175 NHS hospitals in the UK. On 8 June, recruitment to the dexamethasone arm was halted […]

EU universities coming together to improve well-being during COVID-19 – University of Birmingham

Experts from a group of top European universities are launching a Policy Commission that aims to improve the well-being of people across Europe and beyond living under the shadow of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Researchers from the European University of Well-being (EUniWell) will kick-start the 6-month commission with a live one and a half-hour webinar […]

Community-minded students use digital technology to bring children’s drawings to life – Kingston University

Everyday objects drawn by primary school pupils are being digitally transformed by two Kingston School of Art students as part of an innovative community project. Developed in collaboration with The Community Brain, the Colouring in Kingston project was the brainchild of second year art direction students Izzi Toovey and Josephine Miller. It was set up […]

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