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

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Feb. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Artificial ‘brain’ reveals why we can’t always believe our eyes

A computer network closely modelled on part of the human brain is enabling new insights into the way our brains process moving images - and explains some

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Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Forests' long-term capacity to store carbon is dropping in regions with extreme annual fires

Researchers have analysed decades’ worth of data on the impact of repeated fires on ecosystems across the world. Their results, published today in the journal

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Feb. 25, 2021 ~4 min

Cambridge institute publishes ethical framework for asymptomatic COVID-19 student testing in HE institutions

The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute has today published an ethical framework for higher education institutions considering running asymptomatic

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Feb. 25, 2021 ~3 min

Historian wins major journalism award for Indigenous land project

Dr Robert Lee, University lecturer in American History, has been awarded a George Polk Award, one of the most prestigious in journalism, for his investigation

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Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Identification of ‘violent’ processes that cause wheezing could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for lung disease

A team of engineers has identified the ‘violent’ physical processes at work inside the lungs which cause wheezing, a condition that affects up to a quarter of

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Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 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

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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

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Feb. 22, 2021 ~17 min

Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers in regenerative medicine first

Scientists have used a technique to grow bile duct organoids – often referred to as ‘mini-organs’ – in the lab and shown that these can be used to repair

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~6 min

New national modelling group to provide faster, more rigorous COVID-19 predictions

A new national consortium, co-led by the University of Cambridge, will bring together mathematical modellers to produce faster, more rigorous predictions for

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Feb. 18, 2021 ~5 min

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