DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on

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Jan. 15, 2021 ~5 min

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Following the hops of disordered proteins could lead to future treatments of Alzheimer’s disease

Study shows how to determine the elusive motions of proteins that remain disordered.

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Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests

Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

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Mathematics explains how giant ‘whirlpools’ form in developing egg cells

The swirling currents occur when the rodlike structures that extend inward from the cells’ membranes bend in tandem, like stalks of wheat caught in a strong

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Quantum projects launched to solve universe’s mysteries

Researchers will use cutting-edge quantum technologies to transform our understanding of the universe and answer key questions such as the nature of dark

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

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Family court decisions distorted by misuse of key research, say experts

Family courts are misunderstanding and misusing research around how children form close relationships with their caregivers, say an international group of

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Jan. 12, 2021 ~8 min

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of

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Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Asymptomatic screening and genome sequencing help Cambridge understand spread of SARS-CoV-2 among its students

Since the start of the academic year in October 2020, the University of Cambridge has been offering regular SARS-CoV-2 tests to all students living in its

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Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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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

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Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

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‘Virtual biopsies’ could replace tissue biopsies in future thanks to technique developed by Cambridge scientists

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer

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Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

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