Low iron levels resulting from infection could be key trigger of long COVID

Problems with iron levels in the blood and the body’s ability to regulate this important nutrient as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection could be a key trigger

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~7 min

Pythagoras was wrong: there are no universal musical harmonies, study finds

The tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate our appreciation of harmony, new research shows. The findings challenge centuries of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 27, 2024 ~6 min


Opinion: the future of science is automation

Professor Ross King from Cambridge's Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, who originated the idea of a 'Robot Scientist', discusses why he

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2024 ~5 min

NHS trial of sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of patients

A new test to help diagnose a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer – developed by Cambridge researchers and trialled by the NHS – has reduced the need

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2024 ~5 min

Having a ‘regular doctor’ can significantly reduce GP workload, study finds

If all GP practices moved to a model where patients saw the same doctor at each visit, it could significantly reduce doctor workload while improving patient

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 23, 2024 ~5 min

Shimmering seaweeds and algae antennae: sustainable energy solutions under the sea

How could tiny antennae attached to tiny algae speed up the transition away from fossil fuels? This is one of the questions being studied by Cambridge

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 22, 2024 ~5 min

Long COVID linked to persistently high levels of inflammatory protein: a potential biomarker and target for treatments

SARS-CoV-2 triggers the production of the antiviral protein IFN-γ, which is associated with fatigue, muscle ache and depression. New research shows that in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 21, 2024 ~6 min

New Cambridge-developed resources help students learn how maths can help tackle infectious diseases

Cambridge mathematicians have developed a set of resources for students and teachers that will help them understand how maths can help tackle infectious

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 19, 2024 ~5 min


New Cambridge-developed resources bring infectious diseases into the maths classroom

Cambridge mathematicians have developed a set of resources for students and teachers that will help them understand how maths can help tackle infectious

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 19, 2024 ~5 min

Scientists identify genes linked to DNA damage and human disease

Cambridge scientists have identified more than one hundred key genes linked to DNA damage through systematic screening of nearly 1,000 genetically modified

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 16, 2024 ~3 min

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