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

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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

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Feb. 5, 2021 ~6 min

Teaching pupils empathy measurably improves their creative abilities, study finds

Teaching children in a way that encourages them to empathise with others measurably improves their creativity, and could potentially lead to several other

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Feb. 3, 2021 ~6 min

Lynn Gladden named as Queen Elizabeth Prize judging panel chair

Professor Dame Lynn Gladden, from Cambridge’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, has been appointed as the new chair of the Queen Elizabeth

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Feb. 2, 2021 ~2 min

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine likely to be effective against B1.1.7 strain of SARS-CoV-2

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 is likely to be effective against the B1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, even though its efficacy is modestly affected, say

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Feb. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Disabled teachers face significant workplace discrimination despite drive for more inclusive schools

One of the first academic studies to examine the working lives of disabled teachers in England has called for ‘urgent change’ after finding evidence of

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Jan. 29, 2021 ~7 min

Thought experiment on post-COVID Cambridge suggests that for universities, blending is a new beginning

A research project which asked University of Cambridge staff and students to describe their biggest hopes – and darkest fears – for post-pandemic higher

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Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 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

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Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

New starfish-like fossil reveals evolution in action

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a fossil of the earliest starfish-like animal, which helps us understand the origins of the

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Jan. 20, 2021 ~5 min

Male butterflies mark their mates with a repulsive smell during sex to ‘turn off’ other suitors

Butterflies have evolved to produce a strongly scented chemical in their genitals, which they leave behind after sex to deter other males from pursuing their

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Jan. 19, 2021 ~4 min

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