Statisticians help in search for effective COVID-19 treatments – Lancaster University

Statisticians from Lancaster University are involved in an innovative new COVID 19 drug testing platform. Launched this week, the AGILE initiative, is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Southampton, Lancaster and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, as well as external partners. AGILE has been developed by Infectious Diseases clinicians, clinical and pre-clinical pharmacologists, clinical […]

‘Germ Defence’ behaviour change website will help public transition to ‘new normal’ – University of Bristol

An evidence-based, behaviour change website, already proven successful in reducing infection transmissions for seasonal and swine flu, has been rapidly redeveloped and adapted in response to coronavirus. The researchers behind ‘Germ Defence’ from the universities of Bristol, Bath and Southampton hope that the quick redevelopment of the site for COVID-19 will help the public to […]

Rubbish piling up: the environmental impact of the COVID-19 shutdown – University of Southampton

Analysis by Professor Ian Williams and Anne Stringfellow from the University of Southampton and Keiron Roberts from the University of Portsmouth has highlighted the enormous impact of the COVID19 lockdown measures on waste management in the UK. Their analysis shows that with almost all household waste recycling centres closed, and the big increase in home […]

Scientists reveal the coronavirus camouflage that will aid hunt for vaccine – University of Southampton

Research led by the University of Southampton has revealed the fundamental features of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID19. The researchers have produced the first model of a spike of the virus which shows how it disguises itself to enter human cells undetected, and the viral proteins which are the target of antibodies and vaccine […]

Faculty of Medicine to lead drug trial into treatment of COVID-19 – University of Southampton

Southampton researchers are trialling an inhaled drug that could prevent worsening of COVID19 in those most at risk. The trial, led by Tom Wilkinson, Professor of Respiratory Medicince in the Faculty of Medicine and a consultant in respiratory medicine at University Hospital Southampton, will involve 100 patients at Southampton and up to ten other NHS hospitals taking […]

Research shows early and combined interventions crucial in tackling Covid-19 spread in China – University of Southampton

A study by the University of Southampton examining non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in China shows that a range of early, coordinated and targeted measures are needed to help significantly reduce its spread. Researchers in the population mapping group WorldPop ran complex modelling, using anonymised data on both human movement […]

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