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New £8m funding supports UK-India COVID-19 research collaboration

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India are launching a joint funding initiative to support the UK-India COVID-19 research collaboration.
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When is the UK COVID-19 vaccine going to be ready?

While AstraZeneca and Oxford University continue to work on a UK COVID-19 vaccine, what about the rest of the world?
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Study finds antibody response to COVID-19 reduces over time

The largest at-home antibody study for COVID-19 has found that the number of people with antibodies fell by 26.5% after infection.
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New research explores the mutation of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Illinois investigated how the mutation of COVID-19 is making the virus stronger.
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Sewage tracking could alert to early warning signs of coronavirus outbreaks

A government project, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and funded by UK Research and Innovation, is using sewage tracking to alert to early warnings of coronavirus outbreaks across the UK.
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COVID-19 in New York: The outbreak came from atleast 109 sources

Researchers have investigated the origins of COVID-19 in New York - from the sources that started the infection, to how it spread through the population.
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NP11 launch new employment platform for the North

The North versus South narrative is currently making headlines - in the middle of the chaos, NP11 is launching a new employment platform

The US Election survey: Which candidate is better for the economy?

As the final Presidential debate happens, the US is fast approaching the final days of the campaign – we are running a US Election survey to find out who you think is better for the economy.
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Research finds hydroxychloroquine does not work against COVID-19

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that hydroxychloroquine did not work to protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19.
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Researchers given £2.3m to investigate the neurological impacts of COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and King’s College London have received a £2.3 million fund from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate the neurological impacts of COVID-19.
herd immunity

The ‘herd immunity’ strategy for COVID-19 is dangerous and unfeasible 

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass of University of Kent’s School of Biosciences, explain why a herd immunity approach to COVID-19 would include great risk, potentially many deaths, and may simply not work.
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Mental health in times of the pandemic

Here, Pfalzklinikum discusses the pertinent issue of mental health in the times of the pandemic.
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Racial prejudice: Why Asian Americans are still blamed for COVID-19

Racial prejudice, fuelled by poor coping mechanisms and biased social media consumption, has shaped how the public view Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 survivors can donate plasma to vaccine testing

A study by the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that severe COVID-19 patients can produce strong antibodies for vaccine testing - especially the older male population.
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Digitally transforming: The future of expense management in the public sector

Rob Harrison, Managing Direct of UK and Ireland at SAP Concur, discusses the future of expense management in the public sector.
vitamins

Google searches for vitamins increased during lockdown

According to data collected by Pharma Nord, Google saw a rise in searches for vitamin D during lockdown as the nation becomes more health-conscious amid COVID-19.
COVID-19 lockdown rules, traits

Which personality is most likely to follow COVID-19 lockdown rules?

American Psychological Association research found that people low on openness and neuroticism are less likely to follow COVID-19 lockdown rules.
ethnic minority populations, racism

7% of US schools in poorer, ethnic minority populations will open

Data suggests that only 7% of US schools in poorer, ethnic minority populations will open fully this Autumn - policy-makers are struggling between access to education and protection from infection.
premature deaths

Tens of thousands of pollution related deaths averted by COVID lockdown

According to a new study, COVID-19 lockdowns across China and Europe have averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution.
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COVID-19 decreased global carbon emissions by 1551 million tonnes

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research analysed real-time data to understand the impact of this unprecedented lockdown on global carbon emissions.

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