£4 million data project to accelerate COVID-19 research – University of Dundee

A new multi-million pound research project will help scientists across the UK access the data they need more easily to help develop potential therapies and treatments for COVID-19. Experts from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Nottingham, along with Public Health England, will build the infrastructure for CO-CONNECT, a £4million UK-wide initiative to support research […]

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds – University of Edinburgh

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds Closing schools during the pandemic would result in more overall deaths in the long term than keeping them open, according to fresh analysis of the data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown. The study, led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, also revealed that social distancing […]

Big brands cashed in on Covid-19 – University of Edinburgh

Major producers of alcohol, junk food and soft drinks have used Covid-19 to promote products at the expense of public health, research suggests. A new report involving Edinburgh researchres details hundreds of examples of leading brands leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to further their corporate interests. Manufacturers of unhealthy food and drinks – and producers of alcohol […]

Scans reveal COVID-19 effects on the heart – The University of Edinburgh

Almost half of Covid-19 patients who have been hospitalised show scan abnormalities that resemble the early stages of heart failure, a global research study reveals. One in seven hospitalised patients show severe heart damage that could have a major effect on their health, the international study shows. The findings highlight the impact of Covid-19 on the heart and suggest that monitoring heart […]

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