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Fingerprints' moisture-regulating mechanism strengthens human touch - study

Fingerprints' moisture-regulating mechanism strengthens human touch - study
Description
Human fingerprints have a self-regulating moisture mechanism that could help scientists to develop better prosthetic limbs, robotic equipment and virtual reality environments.
Date:
01/12/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Supporting education for children with disabilities in war-torn countries – major new project gets £2.5 million

Supporting education for children with disabilities in war-torn countries – major new project gets £2.5 million
Description
Some 85% of children with disabilities in Low- and Middle Income Countries have never attended school – but that could change thanks to a major new research project.
Date:
30/11/2020
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Re-starting global economy depends on tackling 'last mile' of vaccine journey

Re-starting global economy depends on tackling 'last mile' of vaccine journey
Description
Re-starting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the 'last mile' of a COVID-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report.
Date:
25/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels
Description
Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
Date:
20/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Major new £1.3m project leads creation of sustainable energy systems across Latin America

Major new £1.3m project leads creation of sustainable energy systems across Latin America
Description
People across Latin America unable to adequately heat and power their homes are set to benefit from a major new international research project that aims to address 'energy vulnerability'
Date:
20/11/2020
Categories:
Corporate Services, International, Research
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