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EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND BRAIN STRUCTURE

A study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, reports that life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour may be associated with differences...

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND BRAIN STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCES

In developed nations, 30-40% of males are convicted of non-traffic related crimes, yet decades of research have shown that only a small...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO NEWS OF FIRST COVID-19 CASE IN AFRICA

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Egypt by the director of the African CDC. Dr Bharat Pankhania, of the University of...

EXPERT REACTION TO NEWS OF FIRST COVID-19 DEATH CONFIRMED IN EUROPE

The first death in Europe as a result of COVID-19 has been confirmed, as an eighty year old Chinese national from the Hubei province. Dr...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO CHINA REPORTING DROP IN NEW CASES OF COVID-19 FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY

China has reported that the number of new cases of COVID-19 has dropped for a third consecutive day. Prof Mark Woolhouse, Professor...

EXPERT REACTION TO FSA SETTING DEADLINE FOR THE CBD INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CBD PRODUCTS

The Food Standards Agency have set a deadline for the CBD industry to provide more information about CBD products. They have also issued...

 
 
 

THE LABELLING SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH PRESS RELEASES - SUMMARY OF FEEDBACK FROM PRESS OFFICERS USING THE SYSTEM

This is a guest post by Fiona Lethbridge, Senior Press Officer at the Science Media Centre. This blog is an update on a project the...

EXPERT REACTION TO PHE DATA ON MUMPS OUTBREAKS ACROSS ENGLAND

Public Health England have announced that mumps cases in the UK have reached the highest number in a decade. Prof Helen Bedford, Professor...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE LATEST CHANGE IN CASE DEFINITIONS IN CHINA FOR COVID-19

The Chinese authorities have changed their case classification for COVID-19, leading to a spike in case numbers. Dr Mike Tildesley,...

EXPERT REACTION TO CABINET RESHUFFLE

The Prime Minister has reshuffled his cabinet, leading to the appointment of new ministers in science related ministries. Prof Sir...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE MEDICINES AND MEDICAL DEVICES BILL

The government have published their Medicines and Devices Bill, which covers the licensing and regulation of new medical treatments. Dr...

EXPERT REACTION TO CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN LONDON

There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in London. The individual had recently travelled from China. Dr Michael Head, Senior Research...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO MODELLING PREDICTIONS ON FUTURE TRANSMISSION AND PEAK OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN WUHAN - ESTIMATING THE PEAK IN WUHAN IN MID-LATE FEBRUARY

Researchers, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , have released new modelling predictions on future transmission...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT A NEW GROUP OF ANTIBIOTICS TESTED IN MICE

Research, published in Nature , reports on a new group of antibiotics tested in mice. Dr Andrew Edwards, from the Department of Infectious...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO NAMING OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE: COVID-19 AND VIRUS: SARS-COV-2

Prof Mark Harris, Professor of Virology, University of Leeds, said: “COVID-19 refers to the disease. The International Committee on...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT THE SUGAR LEVELS IN UK SOFT DRINKS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT LEVY

Research, published in PLoS Medicine, reports that the sugar levels in UK soft drinks have lowered since the government levy. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO THE HS2 RAIL PROJECT BEING GIVEN THE GO AHEAD BY GOVERNMENT

Jeremy Acklam, Institution of Engineering and Technology Transport Expert, said: “We welcome the announcement for the go ahead for...

EXPERT REACTION TO NEWS THAT UK CASE OF CORONAVIRUS WHO HAD TRAVELLED TO A CONFERENCE IN SINGAPORE HAS RECOVERED AND HIS COMMENTS IN THE PRESS

One of the UK patients that contracted coronavirus has spoken about his experiences to the media. Dr Stephen Griffin, Associate Professor...

 
 
 

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS FACTSHEET

The virus What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different species including humans....

EXPERT REACTION TO PREPRINT ON THE INCUBATION PERIOD OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

A preprint, as posted on medRxiv, reports on the incubation period of the novel coronavirus, suggesting it may be longer than previously...

 
 
 



Love Island runs BeKind adverts ahead of Iain Stirling's heartbreaking...

Love Island runs BeKind adverts ahead of Iain Stirling's heartbreaking tribute to Caroline Flack

Love Island replaced its Just Eat adverts with one for emotional support charity Samaritans. Read more ...

Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: 5 talking points as Red Devils blow top four race wide open

Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: 5 talking points as Red Devils blow top four race wide open

Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial headers saw Manchester United down Chelsea in a game which could have huge ramifications for the Premier League top four race Read more ...

DJ and Primal Scream producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

DJ and Primal Scream producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

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Football League TV fixtures 2019/20: Sky Sports listings for every League...

Football League TV fixtures 2019/20: Sky Sports listings for every League One and Two match live on TV and online

The Football League continues to bubble away with big teams battling in League One and League Two. Sky Sports will air games from both divisions throughout the season, and we... Read more ...

Harry Maguire ESCAPES red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi despite...

Harry Maguire ESCAPES red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi despite VAR review

Harry Maguire escaped a red card after appearing to kick out a Michy Batshuayi during Manchester United's clash with Chelsea, with Cesc Fabregas tweeting 'red' in response to... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Brits stuck on Japan ship 'to fly home' as UK confirms rescue...

Coronavirus: Brits stuck on Japan ship 'to fly home' as UK confirms rescue flight plans

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is "working to organise" a flight back to the UK for British nationals on board a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to... Read more ...

Married At First Sight's Poppy Jennings SLAMS Luke Eglin after she...

Married At First Sight's Poppy Jennings SLAMS Luke Eglin after she sensationally quit the show

Married At First Sight's Poppy Jennings has given a scathing assessment of husband Luke Eglin just a day after she was seen dramatically quitting the show. Read more ...

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling opens show with emotional tribute to...

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling opens show with emotional tribute to Caroline Flack: “I'm gonna miss you Caz”

Iain Stirling paid an emotional tribute to his friend and colleague Caroline Flack on Monday evening's Love Island. Flack's family announced she had died on Saturday 15th... Read more ...

Survivor All Stars 'Golden God' David Genat flaunts his abs in new selfie

Survivor All Stars 'Golden God' David Genat flaunts his abs in new selfie

He's the self-professed 'Golden God' of Australian Survivor. And on Monday, international model David Genat took the opportunity to flaunt his impressive abs as he paid tribute... Read more ...

Diego Simeone full of praise for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp ahead of...

Diego Simeone full of praise for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp ahead of Champions League fixture

Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday as they aim to defend their European crown. Read more ...