Scientists identify warning signs over effectiveness of HIV ‘wonder drug’ in sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~6 min

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Discovery of shape of the SARS-CoV-2 genome after infection could inform new COVID-19 treatments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Justus-Liebig University, Germany, have uncovered how the genome of SARS-CoV-2 - the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65’s for better insights into infection rates across populations, say researchers

Simply comparing the total number of deaths across countries may provide a misleading representation of the underlying level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Lockdown or not, personality predicts your likelihood of staying home during the pandemic

Despite more of the population staying at home as government policies on COVID-19 become stricter, a study has found that a person’s personality influences how

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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What you – and doctors – should watch for if you have COVID-19

With a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, people are watching the health of President Trump and many others. A doctor explains the possible course for this unpredictable disease.

Kartikeya Cherabuddi, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~11 min

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History tells us trying to stop diseases like COVID-19 at the border is a failed strategy

The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.

Charles McCoy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Plattsburgh • conversation
Aug. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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