Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early – University of Birmingham

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds. The study analysed the outcomes of 11,432 pregnant and recently pregnant women from the USA, Europe, Central and South-East Asia and South America. Pregnant women, hospitalised […]

Lockdown reduced dangerous air pollutants in Indian cities by up to 54 percent – University of Surrey

The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown measures have led to a dramatic reduction of harmful air pollutants across major cities in India, finds a new study from the University of Surrey. A team of 10 interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Surrey’s renowned Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), including PhD students and post-doctoral […]

Dogs could be used to detect COVID-19 – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The UK Government has awarded a specialist team of researchers more than £500,000 to find out if specially-trained bio-detection dogs could be used as a new rapid, non-invasive testing measure for COVID-19. In the first phase of the trial, world-leading disease control experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in collaboration […]

What is distancing doing to our social lives and wellbeing? – University of Nottingham

An international study to inform government response to the pandemic and understand its societal impact Since the World Health Organization’s announcement, we have “officially” been living with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this means not going into work or even loss of employment altogether. Others may be distraught over the loss of […]

UK researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine join WHO expert groups – Quadram Institute

Quadram Institute researchers who are working on a new drug delivery method for a COVID-19 vaccine have joined World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisory groups tackling the coronavirus. Professor Simon Carding of the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School has been asked to join WHO’s COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group on vaccine […]

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