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Chumscrubber

first_imgThis film tells the story of a revenge kidnapping amongst a group of teenagers whose drug dealer commits suicide. Jamie Bell stars as the son of a self-help guru, aptly named ‘Dr Feelgood’ and his vitamin-obsessed wife. The dead drug dealer is his best friend, and it is his little brother who is kidnapped. There’s something wrong in Suburbia, and although its basic premise as a satirical teen movie has been endlessly redone, the oddball characters and dark comedy of this film make it worth seeing. An all-star cast helps; Glenn Close is particularly memorable as the dead drug dealer’s mother. The anesthaetized world of the movie self-consciously alludes to the video game (also called “Chumscrubber”) which is omnipresent in the teenagers’ lives. From time to time, such self-referential tropes detract from what the film has to offer, which is sharp writing and excellent performances.The cynical outlook of the film is mediated by its quips and the interest it takes in the lives of its characters. Although its desperation to be both relevant and original can be wearying to an audience who is familiar with the genre, the film is witty, well written and worth watching. Lucy Karstenlast_img read more

Government funds three Oxford COVID-19 projects

first_imgThe £20million is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care through the National Institute for Health Research and by UK Research and Innovation. This follows the government’s funding of £30million to the National Institute for Health Research for research into COVID-19 and £10million to increase Public Health England’s capacity to test people and monitor the virus. Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said: “The world faces an unprecedented challenge in our efforts to tackle the spread of COVID-19 and it is vital we harness our research capabilities to the fullest extent to limit the outbreak and protect life. Alongside the world-leading research overseen by the NIHR, these new 6 projects will allow us to boost our existing knowledge and test new and innovative ways to understand and treat the disease.” Dr Sandy Douglas’ research term, aiming to develop processesto manufacture vaccines at a million dose scale, will receive £0.4million. Thismeans, if clinical trials of a vaccine are successful, the vaccine can reachhigh-risk groups as quickly as possible. Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said: “The UK is home to incredible scientists and researchers who are all at the forefront of their field, and all united in their aim; protecting people’s lives from coronavirus. The announcement made today reflects the vital work being undertaken by our scientists to help develop vaccines and treatments. This research could herald important breakthroughs that will put the NHS in a stronger position to respond to the outbreak.” Prof Peter Horby’s research team, testing whether existingor new drugs can help patients hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19, willreceive £2.1million. The team aims to have data available to inform patient treatmentin 3 months. The trial will first test two HIV drugs. The three projects include work to develop an effective vaccine, to manufacture a vaccine at a million-dose scale, and to test drugs which may help treat confirmed COVID-19 patients. Image: Ellie Wilkinscenter_img Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: “Whether testing new drugs or examining how to repurpose existing ones, UK scientists and researchers have been working tirelessly on the development of treatments for coronavirus. The projects we are funding today will be vital in our work to support our valuable NHS and protect people’s lives.” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “In the midst of a global health emergency the UK is using all its extensive research expertise to quickly develop new vaccines to target this international threat. This investment will speed up globally-recognised vaccine development capabilities and help us find a new defence against this disease.” An Edinburgh University project receiving £4.9million infunding will collect samples and data from COVID-19 patients to help control theoutbreak and provide treatment. An Imperial College London team aims to developantibodies to target the novel coronavirus, which may help to find a potential therapy.A Queens University Belfast project will test drugs on cells to investigate howtoxic effects of coronavirus can be reduced. Three University of Oxford research projects will receive shares of a £20million government investment to combat coronavirus. Six UK projects will benefit from this research funding, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Monday. A research team led by Prof Sarah Gilbert, developing a new vaccine to protect against COVID-19, will receive £2.2million. The funding will support pre-clinical testing of the new vaccine, new manufacturing, and clinical trials in humans. The team have developed a vaccine, made from an adenovirus, and is planning to begin testing on adults aged 18-50 next month. last_img read more