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Men more likely to need intensive care treatment for Covid-19

Men are almost three times as likely as women to be admitted to intensive care and have 40% higher odds of dying from Covid-19, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Cape Town.
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New guidance on PPI in lab-based research

New guidance on public involvement in lab-based research has been published by the UCLH BRC, Alzheimer’s Society and Parkinson’s UK, in partnership with patients and researchers.
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Breakthrough in Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial which involved UCLH

The University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its ‘Phase 3’ trials which involved UCLH that show its candidate vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19 and offers a high level of protection.
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Plan to improve health of people with obesity launched

A three year plan to improve the health and lives of people living with obesity has been launched by the Obesity Empowerment Network (OEN UK), which was co-founded by the BRC’s Obesity theme lead Professor Rachel Batterham.
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UCLH first in world to trial inhaled surfactant for Covid-19

UCLH is the first hospital in the world to treat a Covid-19 patient with nebulised (inhaled) surfactant – a substance which makes it easier to breathe – as part of a clinical trial. Lung surfactant is a substance that reduces the work of breathing and prevents the lungs from collapsing. In some