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UWI Postgrads to lend their Expertise to International Climate Change Agenda

Tracy-Ann Hyman and Marium Alleyne

Postgraduate candidates Tracy-Ann Hyman and Marium Alleyne are poised to make their presence felt on the world stage later this year when they participate in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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UWI Professor Co-Authors COVID-19 Research that Reveals Shift Workers More Likely to be Hospitalised

Professor Simon Anderson

People who work shifts appear to be significantly more likely to end up in hospital with COVID-19, than people who have regular work patterns, suggests research published in the online British medical journal, Thorax.

Professor Simon Anderson, Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is a joint first author of the journal paper entitled, “Shift work is associated with positive COVID-19 status in hospitalized patients.”

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UWI Mona’s FST Collaborate to Develop Jamaican Root Tonics

Various Roots

Jamaican root tonics are a powerful informal symbol of Jamaican biocultural heritage but lack official recognition, and little is being done to develop a sustainable industry for the benefit of the local producers and vendors.

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UWI Mona’s Faculty of Science and Technology targets "math phobia"

Teacher at blackboard doing math equation

Mathematical anxiety, also referred to as “math phobia” is a common state of mind among students who often see the subject area as overly technical. As a result, there is an urgent need to find simple ways to solve and present complicated mathematical problems. Dr. Mahesha Narayana of the Department of Mathematics in The UWI Mona’s Faculty of Science and Technology and colleagues in India are on a mission to do just that.

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UWI Science: Rehabilitating Coastal Ecosystems as a way to Climate Resilience

Professor Mona Webber

In a TEDxWorthington talk, Professor Mona Webber makes it clear that that rehabilitating coastal ecosystems is one way of building climate resilience for countries like Jamaica. She shares how innovative UWI research on replanting, restoring and protecting mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs is helping to achieve this. Hear why a holistic approach to ‘re-greening’ the earth with special attention to our coastal resources is the way to go.

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UWI scientists part of inter-disciplinary study exploring the Medical Beneficial Properties of Guinep

Guineps

A University of the West Indies team of scientists and international collaborators have conducted an interdisciplinary study that found that there are potentially beneficial medicinal properties in a favorite Caribbean fruit - guinep. The study was published in the highly respected Nature Research Journal Scientific Reports.

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Groundbreaking cancer research in safe hands

Dr Simone Badal

IT CAN NEVER be underestimated the impact a good teacher can have on many a student no matter the age. For Dr Simone Badal, a young pioneer in cancer research, one professor at The UWI piqued her interest in making medical research her life's mission.

Part of her groundbreaking medical research has been discovering that not enough has been done over the years to take an in-depth look at the effects of natural Jamaican ingredients to prevent and treat cancer among Afro-Caribbean populations.

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