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EXPERT REACTION TO FALLING COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS AS REPORTED ON THE GOV.UK DASHBOARD

Data for case numbers of COVID-19 published on the government online dashboard have shown falling numbers for 5 consecutive days. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO SEVERE WEATHER IN PARTS OF THE UK OVER THE WEEKEND INCLUDING FLASH FLOODING IN SOME PARTS OF LONDON

Following thunderstorms on Sunday 25th July there have been incidences of flash flooding in parts of London, as well as disruption...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY MODELLING PROBABILITY OF RECORD-BREAKING HEATWAVES

A study, published in Nature Climate Change , looked at the probability of record-breaking heatwaves occurring. Dr Karsten Haustein,...

EXPERT REACTION TO ONS STATS ON ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN LIFE EXPECTANCY AND MORTALITY FROM SELECTED CAUSES IN ENGLAND AND WALES: 2011 TO 2014

The Office for National Statistics , have released data on ethnic differences in life expectancy and mortality from selected causes...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST DATA FROM THE ONS COVID-19 INFECTION SURVEY

The Office for National Statistics have released the latest data from their COVID-19 Infection Survey. Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus...

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT FROM TRIAL LOOKING AT DAILY TESTING INSTEAD OF ISOLATION FOR CONTACTS OF COVID-19 CASES IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

A preprint, an unpublished non-peer reviewed study, looks at data from a trial of the impact of a policy of daily testing for contacts...

 
 
 

PITCH STUDY - ANTIBODY AND CELLULAR IMMUNE RESPONSES AFTER TWO DIFFERENT DOSING SCHEDULES OF THE PFIZER VACCINE

The UK policy on the dosing regimen for COVID-19 vaccines has varied during the vaccination programme with the interval between the...

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT FROM PITCH STUDY LOOKING AT INTERVAL BETWEEN TWO PFIZER VACCINE DOSES, AND ANTIBODY AND T-CELL RESPONSES

A preprint, an unpublished non-peer reviewed paper from the PITCH study, looks at sustained T cell immunity, protection and boosting...

 
 
 

DAILY TESTING INSTEAD OF ISOLATION FOR SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENT CONTACTS OF COVID-19 CASES - RESULTS OF A STUDY

Scientists at the University of Oxford have carried out a study to investigate whether daily testing of secondary school students who...

EXPERT REACTION TO RESEARCH LETTER LOOKING AT SPIKE-ANTIBODY LEVEL WANING AFTER SECOND DOSES OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH AND OXFORD-ASTRAZENECA VACCINES

A research letter published in The Lancet looks at spike-antibody waning after the second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO LATEST DAILY CASE NUMBERS

A comment from Professor Paul Hunter on the latest figures on the DHSC COVID-19 Dashboard. Prof Paul Hunter, Professor in Medicine,...

EXPERT REACTION TO THE ‘PINGDEMIC'

There have been several media reports discussing the impacts of the high number of isolation alerts being received from the NHS Covid-19...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE LAUNCH OF THE UK GOVERNMENT'S NEW INNOVATION STRATEGY

The New Innovation Strategy claims to set out plans to cement the UK's position as a world-leader in science, research and innovation. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO IMAGING STUDY LOOKING AT BRAINS OF ELITE ADULT RUGBY PLAYERS

A study published in Brain Communications looks at white matter abnormalities in active elite adult rugby players. This Roundup accompanied...

 
 
 

BRAIN STRUCTURE CHANGES IN ELITE RUGBY PLAYERS - THE DRAKE RUGBY BIOMARKER STUDY

The Drake Rugby Biomarker Study is a project that takes bodily fluid samples and neuroimaging data from professional rugby players...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT CANNABIS USE DISORDER AND SCHIZOPHRENIA IN DENMARK

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry looks at cannabis use disorder in schizophrenia in Denmark. Prof Terrie Moffitt, Chair in Social...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT HEARING DIFFICULTIES AND RISK OF DEMENTIA

A study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association looks at speech-in-noise hearing impairment...

Q&A ON JCVI RECOMMENDATIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINES IN CHILDREN

We put on a Q&A so science and health journalists could ask their questions to JCVI members about the forthcoming recommendations around...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE LATEST FORTNIGHTLY RELEASE ON THE CORONAVIRUS INFECTION SURVEY LOOKING AT ANTIBODY AND VACCINATION DATA FOR THE UK, 21 JULY 2021

The Office for National Statistics have released the latest report from the COVID-19 infection survey, looking at antibody and vaccination...

EXPERT REACTION TO 51,870 CASES REPORTED TODAY ON THE GOVERNMENT DASHBOARD

A comment from Professor James Naismith and Dr Jonathan Stoye on the latest figures on the DHSC COVID-19 Dashboard. Dr Jonathan Stoye,...

 
 
 



Aussie surfer Owen Wright edges closer to Tokyo Olympic Games gold medal...

Aussie surfer Owen Wright edges closer to Tokyo Olympic Games gold medal years after brain trauma

Australian surfer Owen Wright is on the cusp of claiming the first ever gold medal for the sport in the Olympics - years after a traumatic brain injury looked to have ended his... Read more ...

The Voice Australia: How a life-changing experience pushed contestant Lau...

The Voice Australia: How a life-changing experience pushed contestant Lau Abend into the deep end

Lau Abend is set to make her debut as a contestant on The Voice Australia when the new season premieres next month. Read more ...

Rodger Corser to guest star in the comedy-drama series Five Bedrooms

Rodger Corser to guest star in the comedy-drama series Five Bedrooms

The 48-year-old will make a guest appearance in the comedy-drama series Five Bedrooms, reports The Daily Telegraph Read more ...

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4 LIVE RESULTS: Tom Dean and Duncan Scott deliver...

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4 LIVE RESULTS: Tom Dean and Duncan Scott deliver stunning swim gold AND silver - latest updates

THE medal rush has continued for Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics! Tom Dean and Duncan Scott won GOLD and SILVER for GB in the Men's swimming 200m freestyle final in an... Read more ...

Fulham sees proposal for Flamengo starlet rejected

Fulham FC is heading to the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League. Still, it appears as though The Cottagers want to take a new approach as they look... Read more ...

Benfica reaches agreement for Santos' teenage forward; needs to discuss...

The soap opera involving Kaio Jorge and Santos FC seems to be coming to an end. Following several interests from various clubs, the Brazilian side has accepted an offer for the... Read more ...

Private cryptocurrencies make lousy national currencies: International...

But the idea of blockchain-powered money is worth government consideration The International Monetary Fund has called on nations to consider using blockchain tech to improve... Read more ...

Air New Zealand issue an apology after staff ask woman boarding flight in...

Air New Zealand issue an apology after staff ask woman boarding flight in activewear to cover up

Air New Zealand have issued an apology to Courtney Newbold after staff told her to cover up for a flight from Rataronga to Auckland on a boiling hot day. Read more ...

Tokyo Olympics: Argentina fencer gets ENGAGED as her coach proposes 11 years...

Tokyo Olympics: Argentina fencer gets ENGAGED as her coach proposes 11 years after first asking

It was the second attempt by the Argentine fencer's coach and partner of 17 years, Lucas Guillermo Saucedo, after his 2010 proposal at the World Fencing Championships was rebuffed. Read more ...

Pat McCormack moves into quarter-finals with unanimous points victory...

Pat McCormack moves into quarter-finals with unanimous points victory against Belarus' Radzionau

The 26-year-old Team GB star won on all five scorecards in the first round of the boxing competition at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Read more ...