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Legaltech Moves: Wishart to Agiloft; Levine to ContractPodAi

Two notable people moves in the legal tech news this week. Wishart Joins Agiloft London-based Andy Wishart has left Thomson Reuters, where he was most recently vice president of drafting and productivity solutions, to join Agiloft, the California company that provides a no-code contract lifecycle management platform, where he will serve as chief product officer. Wishart was co-founder and chief technology officer of Business Integrity, developer of the contract automation software Contract Ex...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, University of Edinburgh, Andy, Jerry, Levine, Wishart, Eric Laughlin, Contract Express, Business Integrity, ContractPodAi, Jerry Levine, Agiloft, Wishart Joins Agiloft London


Coursera offers affordable computer science courses from companies like Google Cloud and schools like UC Santa Cruz - and a bunch of them are free until the end of the year

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Coursera is a popular online learning platform that offers computer science courses, many of them taught by schools like UC Santa Cruz and Vanderbilt or companies like Google Cloud.Below, you can find nine affordable or free computer science courses, some of which offer certificates of completion to add to your LinkedIn or resume.Read more: 31 free Harvard ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Education, Trends, Linkedin, Harvard University, Princeton, University of Edinburgh, Coursera, Online Learning, E-learning, Google Cloud Platform, TCP, Vanderbilt, Matlab, UC Santa Cruz


Coronavirus live updates: England's restrictions likely to stay 'for months'; Sydney introduces new rules

UK health secretary says new rules likely to remain until vaccine rollout is widespread; Scotland announces travel ban with rest of UK; France death toll surpasses 60,000New restrictions in place for greater SydneyUK PM announces ‘tier 4’ curbs and curtails Christmas mixing in England 10.28am GMT Rumours which have been swirling around on social media that a new variant of Covid-19 is more transmissible among children have not been helpful, according to a senior health expert and advisor to ...
Tags: South Korea, UK, England, Science, France, Scotland, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Sydney, Seoul, University of Edinburgh, Office of National Statistics ONS


Life-threatening COVID-19 cases may be linked to 5 key genes, a study found. It's a clue about how to treat the disease.

Hospital workers processes COVID-19 specimens at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Five genes seem to be associated with life-threatening cases of COVID-19, a new study found. The finding offers a potential explanation for why some patients get severely sick while others don't. Two of these genes are linked to the innate immune response, while three are tied to inflammation and lung damage. The study offe...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Merck, Ap, Immune System, Genetics, Fda, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, Boston Globe, Gene, OAS, Gilead Sciences


AstraZeneca and Oxford's Stories Clash on COVID-19 Vaccine

AstraZeneca and Oxford University have given conflicting accounts of how they came upon the most effective dosing pattern for their COVID-19 vaccine, a rare instance of public dissension between major institutions collaborating on a pivotal project. From a report: The discrepancy, reported for the first time by Reuters, centres on the regimen administered to a smaller group of volunteers in the late-stage trials, of half a dose followed by a full dose. This diverged from the original plan of two...
Tags: Tech, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, University of Edinburgh, Reuters, Eleanor Riley, Reuters Trust


First-year EU students face £800 Brexit bill if not in UK before 2021

Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to CovidFirst-year EU students who enrolled in UK universities this autumn but have been unable to move to the country due to the pandemic face an £800 Brexit bill shock if they don’t set foot on British soil before 31 December, campaigners have warned.The Home Office said they will not qualify for EU pre-settled status if they arrive after the end of the transition period, even though they have been unable to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Students, Education, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, NHS, Higher Education, Lithuania, University of Edinburgh, Brexit


The Covid-carrying Danish mink are a warning sign – but is anyone heeding it? | Matthew Baylis

Sars, Mers, now this: we must think hard about how we farm animals that are known hosts of human coronavirusesTwo decades ago, a seminal study from the University of Edinburgh compiled a list of all known human infectious diseases. It found a total of 1,415 different human pathogens, and claimed that 61% were capable of spreading between humans and animals. Today, with the world put on hold by a deadly disease that seems likely to have spread first from bats to humans, we know the dangerous effe...
Tags: Europe, Science, Environment, Infectious Diseases, Farming, Denmark, University of Edinburgh, Sars, Matthew Baylis, Coronavirus


Curing the incurable: teaching an old drug new tricks to fight ovarian cancer

The winning essay in the Max Perutz science writing award 2020 was written by Sarah Taylor from the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh In May, PhD students who are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to enter the Max Perutz science writing award 2020 and to tell the general public “why your research matters”. From the many entries received, the 10 that made the shortlist covered diverse topics, including motor neurone disease, se...
Tags: Science, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Sarah Taylor, University of Edinburgh, Science Museum, Medical Research Council MRC, Samira Ahmed, Ian Tucker, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Max Perutz, Roger Highfield Prof Fiona Watt, MRC Bristol University, Andy Ridgeway


A UK model suggests school closures could lead to more deaths after lockdowns lift — but experts are wary of the prediction

A woman disinfects a school hallway. Getty A new peer-reviewed report suggests that closing UK schools may have led to more COVID-19 deaths than if schools had stayed open. But the model is based on an "unrealistic" scenario, experts say. It assumes that lockdown measures are completely lifted after three months, before a vaccine is available. Other studies show that school closures lower coronavirus transmission — potentially resulting in fewer deaths. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: School, UK, Science, News, Education, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Nature, Shanghai, Ferguson, Graham, Getty, University of Warwick, Anthony Fauci


Why Edinburgh University's lockdown study is not all it seems

Commentators have used study as evidence government was too quick to impose full lockdown but conclusions not so clearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile it has been widely accepted that the closure of UK schools in March was bad for the life chances of its children, a research paper from the University of Edinburgh has gone as far as to say that the move could have contributed to a higher Covid-19 death toll.The study, published in the British Medical Journal, sugg...
Tags: UK, Science, Education, Scotland, Research, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Edinburgh University, British Medical Journal, University of Edinburgh, Coronavirus outbreak


New study says the UK lockdown of schools and universities led to more deaths than if they had stayed open

The hall at All Saints Catholic College on July 16, 2020 in Dukinfield, England. Anthony Devlin/Getty Images A new paper has said that closing UK schools during lockdown led to more COVID-19 deaths than if they had stayed open. The paper, by Professor Graeme Ackland, was published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday and is a re-analysis of a model published by Imperial College London in March. The Imperial model prompted the UK to enforce a lockdown, in line with many other countri...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, News UK, Boris Johnson, British Medical Journal, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Imperial College, Imperial, West London, Ackerman, Ackland, BBC s Today, Neil Ferguson, Anthony Devlin Getty


A new medical study says the closure of schools and universities in the UK has led to more deaths than if they had stayed open

The hall at All Saints Catholic College on July 16, 2020 in Dukinfield, England. Anthony Devlin/Getty Images A new paper has said that closing UK schools during lockdown led to more COVID-19 deaths than if they had stayed open. The paper, by Professor Graeme Ackland, was published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday and is a re-analysis of a model published by Imperial College London in March. The Imperial model prompted the UK to enforce a lockdown, in line with many other countri...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, News UK, Boris Johnson, British Medical Journal, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Imperial College, Imperial, West London, Ackerman, Ackland, BBC s Today, Neil Ferguson, Anthony Devlin Getty


World's largest experiment shows shack fires move with devastating speed

An experiment by the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University, the Western Cape Disaster Management, Fire & Rescue Services and the Breede Valley Municipality Fire Department, showed that a fire spreading through an informal settlement can destroy twenty shacks (informal houses) in five minutes. The work on how to reduce the impact of such fires is in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and funded by the UK-based Global Challenges Research Fund
Tags: UK, Science, University of Edinburgh, Fire Engineering Research Unit, Breede Valley Municipality Fire Department


Police break up parties at Edinburgh student halls

Officers were called to the University of Edinburgh's main halls of residence complex on Friday.
Tags: UK, News, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh


Super-potent blood stem cells discovered in human embryos

In research recently published in Stem Cell Reports, Andrejs Ivanovs, Alexander Medvinsky ([email protected]) and colleagues from the University of Edinburgh discovered that HSCs from early human embryos, when HSCs are just starting to form, are more robust at expanding than those from the cord blood.
Tags: Science, University of Edinburgh, Andrejs Ivanovs Alexander Medvinsky


Edinburgh University renames David Hume Tower over 'racist' views

The University of Edinburgh has rename its David Hume Tower following an online petition.
Tags: News, Edinburgh University, University of Edinburgh, David Hume Tower


Caffeine shot delivers wakeup call on antifungal drug resistance

The management of fungal infections in plants and humans could be transformed by a breakthrough in understanding how fungi develop resistance to drugs. It was previously thought that only mutations in a fungi's DNA would result in antifungal drug resistance. Current diagnostic techniques rely on sequencing all of a fungi's DNA to find such mutations. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have discovered that fungi can develop drug resistance without changes to their DNA -- their genetic co...
Tags: Science, University of Edinburgh


Do you feel sorry for first year university students?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Said by Dickens many years ago but with eerie relevance to our current situation.The global pandemic is itself an overwhelming health tragedy. Moreover, it has laid bare so many other local, national, and global issues that have been simmering beneath the surface. To name but a few: health systems that treat the sick—if they can afford it—rather than social systems that maintain and promote health; online communities that replace a sense of ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Business, Politics, UK, Featured, Law, Finance, Economics, History, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Language, Vietnam, Newton, University of Edinburgh


Fossil reveals 'cute' baby dinosaur's skull features

Researchers have uncovered what the facial features of a baby titanosaurus embryo looked like using cutting-edge imaging technology.This in the first-ever discovery of a 3D embryonic titanosaurian sauropod skull.The embryo reveals that titanosaur babies had binocularly focused vision in the front of the head rather than on each side, retracted openings on their snout, and a single horn in the front of their head. Researchers have uncovered what the facial features of a baby titanosaurus looked...
Tags: Science, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Jurassic Park, Dinosaurs, Slovakia, Fossils, University of Edinburgh, Paleontology, University of Manchester, Stephen Brusatte


US Coronavirus Child Cases Have Increased By 21% Since Early August, New Data Shows

(CNN) — More than 70,000 new Covid-19 cases in children have been reported across the US since early August, new data shows. Child cases increased by 21% between August 6 and August 20, according to an updated joint report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. More than 440,000 children have been infected in the US since the start of the pandemic, the report said. Despite the climbing numbers, severe illness in children from the virus is rare, the repor...
Tags: Health, Florida, UK, New York, Mississippi, Cdc, US, California News, Georgia, Connecticut, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, University of Edinburgh, Yale University, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics


Odds Of Catching Covid-19 On A Plane Are Slimmer Than You Think, Scientists Say

(CNN) — Sitting squeezed between a number of strangers on board an aircraft might feel like a risky position during these uncertain times. But according to some experts who point to the very few documented cases of in-flight transmission, the chances of catching Covid-19 while on board a flight are actually relatively slim. Fear of flying during the pandemic has drastically reduced global air traffic, which has also been restricted due to border closures. If new scientific claims are borne out, ...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Tel Aviv, Taiwan, Cnn, Frankfurt, United States, Middle East, Airbus, Edinburgh, Vietnam, Boeing, Barnett, University of Edinburgh, IATA


Fabulous fossil preserves eyes of 429-million-year-old trilobite (ars technica)

Enlarge / Don't think you can pull one over on this trilobite—he's still got one good eye, ya know. (credit: Brigitte Schoenemann) Among fossils, trilobites are rock stars. They are adorable (as stony arthropods go), with a segmented shape distinctive enough to be a common logo. But they’re also fascinating because there are so many examples in the fossil record over such a long period of time, given that they thrived for over 250 million years. Studying their evolution is enlightening in part...
Tags: News, Czech Republic, University of Edinburgh, Don, University of Cologne, Scott K. Johnson, Brigitte Schoenemann, Euan Clarkson


San Diego's Police Are Using Video from 'Smart' Streetlights

Slashdot reader Tekla Perry is also senior editor at IEEE Spectrum, and brings a story about San Diego's 3,300 "smart streetlights," each one equipped with "an Intel Atom processor, half a terabyte of storage, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios, two 1080p video cameras, two acoustical sensors, and environmental sensors that monitor temperature, pressure, humidity, vibration, and magnetic fields." San Diego's smart streetlights were supposed to save money and inspire entrepreneurs to use streetlight sen...
Tags: Tech, San Diego, University of Edinburgh, Intel Atom, Tekla Perry, Morgan Currie


The (neuro)science of getting and staying motivated

Neuroscientists at EPFL and the University of Edinburgh have discovered that the degree of motivation and the stamina to keep it up depends on the ratio between the neurotransmitters glutamine and glutamate in the nucleus accumbens of the brain.
Tags: Science, University of Edinburgh, EPFL


U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a “moral duty” to open Britain’s schools, but with cases already rising slightly, that might mean closing pubs and restaurants.
Tags: News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Boris, London (England, Education (K-12, Manchester (England, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus Reopenings


Pints or Primers? U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a “moral duty” to open Britain’s schools, but with cases already rising slightly, that might mean closing pubs and restaurants.
Tags: News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, Boris, London (England, Education (K-12, Manchester (England, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus Reopenings


Researchers discover new information about COVID-19 mutations that could help towards a vaccine

Scientists at the U.K.’s University of Bath and the University of Edinburgh say their research on how COVID-19 mutates could help in the design of vaccines to combat the virus.
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Coronavirus can damage the heart, major study finds

Coronavirus can damage the heart, with more than half of hospitalised patients revealing abnormal scans, a major new study has found. A survey of 69 countries, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that 55 per cent of 1,261 patients studied had abnormal changes to the way their heart was pumping, with around one in seven showing evidence of severe dysfunction. The majority (901 patients) had never been diagnosed with heart problems before, leading scientists to conclude that Covid-...
Tags: News, University of Edinburgh, British Heart Foundation, British Heart Foundation BHF, Sonya Babu Narayan, COVID, European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, Marc Dweck


Study suggests natural UV radiation protects against coronavirus

A new study by scientists at the University of Edinburgh and published on the preprint server medRxiv* in July 2020 suggests an interesting link between ultraviolet A radiation and deaths due to COVID-19. While this is an observational study, which means that direct inferences cannot be drawn from this finding, it does, however, suggest better strategies for reducing the death rate due to COVID-19.
Tags: Health, University of Edinburgh


One in 28 teachers think their low attaining pupils are engaging well with home learning

Only one in every 28 teachers think their low attaining pupils are engaging well with online learning while schools are closed, according to research published as Nicola Sturgeon insisted she was doing everything possible to help. A survey of 704 teachers, conducted by the University of Glasgow, found only 25 thought children who were not academically inclined were coping well with home schooling. In comparison, 498 teachers agreed their brightest pupils were doing well, almost 20 times as many....
Tags: News, Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Sturgeon, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Lindsay Paterson