Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduces asymptomatic infections and potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission

New data from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by four-fold the number of asymptomatic

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~4 min

Scientists launch a pre-emptive strike on deadly post-transplant infection

A potential new treatment to protect immunosuppressed patients from human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has been discovered by scientists at the University of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter

The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 22, 2021 ~17 min

Study highlights risk of new SARS-CoV-2 mutations emerging during chronic infection

SARS-CoV-2 mutations similar to those in the B1.1.7 UK variant could arise in cases of chronic infection, where treatment over an extended period can provide

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century have made southern China a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses, by driving growth of forest habitat

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 5, 2021 ~6 min

A universal influenza vaccine may be one step closer, bringing long-lasting protection against flu

You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers' new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.

Patricia L. Foster, Professor Emerita of Biology, Indiana University • conversation
Jan. 27, 2021 ~10 min

Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease

Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.

Glen J. Golden, Research Scientist/Scholar I, Colorado State University • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

Study identifies genetic changes likely to have enabled SARS-CoV-2 to jump from bats to humans

A new study, involving the University of Cambridge and led by the Pirbright Institute, has identified key genetic changes in SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Ben Underwood

Ben Underwood’s expertise in delivering clinical trials became highly prized last year, as he worked on a vaccine trial the whole world was watching.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 4, 2021 ~4 min