Remdesivir likely to be highly effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2 for some patients

The drug remdesivir is likely to be a highly effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study by a team of UK scientists. Writing in Nature

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Dec. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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Technique to regenerate the optic nerve offers hope for future glaucoma treatment

Scientists have used gene therapy to regenerate damaged nerve fibres in the eye, in a discovery that could aid the development of new treatments for glaucoma,

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Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to

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Oct. 27, 2020 ~4 min

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Cambridge-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receives £1.9million from UK government for clinical trial

A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK as early as late autumn, thanks to a £1.9million award from

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Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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Recruitment underway as Cambridgeshire NHS trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial

Recruitment has begun at three leading Cambridgeshire NHS Trusts for volunteers to take part in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine trial.

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June 11, 2020 ~3 min

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Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

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May 7, 2020 ~6 min

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World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1 diabetes in UK

The world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes launches today, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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March 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

The race is on to find a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why a cautious approach is needed and how his team is using new technology developed for influenza and Ebola viruses to target the new infection.

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March 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Study highlights potential for ‘liquid health check’ to predict disease risk

Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive ‘liquid health check’, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine.

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Dec. 2, 2019 ~7 min

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Widely-available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. 

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June 24, 2019 ~5 min

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