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Covid testing laboratories

Covid screening: Let private accredited laboratories show their worth

Professors Alan Thornhill and Darren Griffin of the University of Kent call for more qualified diagnostic labs to be used in battle against Covid.
Empty cities during COVID-19 pandemic

The environmental health lessons of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a number of lessons regarding the critical impact of environmental pollution on human health.
Contaminants and infections: a link to explore duriving the Covid-19 pandemic

Contaminants and infections: a link to explore

Discussing infections in light of the recent pandemic of COVID-19, Alberto Mantovani of Endocrine Disruptors Project delves in to what we can learn.
Sugary drinks tax and the war on obesity

Taxes on sugary beverages and ultra-processed food: Noncommunicable disease and obesity prevention strategies

Discussing taxes on sugary beverages, important components of noncommunicable disease (NCDs) and obesity prevention strategies.
RealWorld4Clinic

RealWorld4Clinic – Real-life data for clinical research & care

RealWorld4Clinic is a new European initiative bringing real-world data to pivotal clinical research and outpatient cardiology care.
Microplastics - looking at the problem

Asking the question: Are Microplastics a Macro Problem?

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, discusses the issue around microplastics and what we actually know.
dental filling material

Industrial partnership with university leads research on alternative dental filling material

Case study: UCL researchers and dental materials manufacturer collaborate to speed up the development of a new dental filling material for children.
BPA - Bisphenol A

Growing health concerns: Are BPA-free products safer?

BPA (Bisphenol A), a high production volume chemical in plastics and resin, is being linked to health concerns - here Professor Lein discusses.
Toxicology - looking at health and environmental risks

Health and environmental risks of the near future

Alberto Mantovani discusses emerging health and environmental risks we are now facing, with a focus on toxicological risk assessment.
UC-Davis-Department-of-Molecular-Biosciences

Intoxicating Beauty: Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics

Professor Pamela Lein discusses the toxic chemicals in our cosmetic products that are not as readily recognised by consumers as potentially harmful.
Medizinische Fakultät Universität Augsburg

Signalling and metabolism: Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like proteases

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Regina Fluhrer discusses Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like proteases and their role in cellular signalling and metabolism.
University of Calgary-Faculty of Kinesiology

Discussing the AIM study (Adiposity, Influenza and Men)

A common experience to the influenza vaccine: wouldn’t it be nice! Dr. Patricia Doyle-Baker discusses the AIM study, the issues and the results.
e-cigarettes

E-Cigarettes: Safer But Not Safe

Professor Pamela Lein discusses e-cigarettes, their rise in use and the misconception that they are safe as little is still known about the health effects.
UC-Davis-Department-of-Molecular-Biosciences

The link between traffic-related air pollution and neurologic disease?

Pamela Lein and Rhianna Morgan discuss organosulfates and the growing connection between air pollution and neurologic disease The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that traffic-related...
University of Calgary-Faculty of Kinesiology

Keeping the message simple: Energy Expenditure of Restaurant Servers

Do restaurant servers walk more than 10,000 steps in a shift? Dr. Doyle-Baker discusses energy expenditure in relation to occupation and leisure activity.
Does your neighbourhood affect social cohesion and the feeling of lonliness?

Risk of loneliness does not depend on the neighbourhood you live in

Does your neighbourhood affect social cohesion and the feeling of loneliness? Gideon Bolt & Roxanne van Nieuwamerongen discuss There is an extensive debate on the...
Signal Peptide, DZNE

Looking at Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like proteases

Prof. Regina Fluhrer from LMU & DZNE and Professor Bernd Schröder from TU Dresden discuss how intramembrane proteases contribute to the development of immune cells.
Pneumology & Pulmonary Cell Research university hospital basel

Health research: Why can asthma still not be cured?

Prof Dr Michael Roth poses the big question about asthma and the lack of a cure, discussing the causes and medications used to help control it.
Child Language Doctoral Program

Teaching grammar to children with Specific Language Impairment

Teaching children with Specific Language Impairment can be challenging. Professor Mabel Rice of the University of Kansas discusses some details
Pfalzklinikum

The Werther effect – About the handling of suicide in the media

Vivien Kogler and Alexander Noyon from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences investigate suicidality, the Werther effect and the role of medial presentation in this...

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