Category: Science

Dr Sophie Williams, Academic Lead in Psychology at the University of Derby, looks at the reason why pregnant women have been excluded from clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine and the history behind the decision. 

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Dr Gary Wright, Senior Researcher in Low Carbon Technology at the University of Derby, looks at how businesses will play a big part in the UK's commitment to making a ‘net zero’ contribution to the world’s carbon emissions by 2050 and explains the ingenious ways that firms here in Derbyshire can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and cut their costs.

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An increase in the budget for "defence" puts the spotlight on the use of artificial intelligence (AI), writes Professor Farid Meziane, Head of the University of Derby's Data Science Research Centre.

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Professor Keith McLay, PVC Dean of the University of Derby's College of Arts, Humanities and Education examines how historians are continually enabling us to see into the future.

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Richard J. Self, Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies at the University of Derby, and MSc Mobile App Development student Jack Hider examine the technical challenges faced by those developing apps to help control the spread of COVID-19.

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Dr Richard Williams, Researcher in the University of Derby's Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, discusses whether there is a connection between COVID-19 and climate change, and explains how climate affects disease distributions.

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Dr Dean Fido, Lecturer in Criminal Psychology at the University of Derby, and colleagues from across the UK look at whether we are really addicted to social media or if it's the technology, or simply our need for a connection with people, that is the addiction.

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As many people recover from Covid-19's attack on the respiratory system, Dr Mark Faghy discusses work being done to help people fully regain their health after recovery.

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Dr David Elliott has extensive multidisciplinary experience researching how microbes impact upon our lives and environment. Here he examines how far the latest government Budget will go to advance environmental sustainability in the UK.

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Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at the University of Derby, explains new research has shown that having a close connection with the natural world is a key to us feeling passionate about our environment and better about ourselves too.