Blood test to monitor cancer up to ten times more sensitive than current methods

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods according to new

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: dna health cancer blood blood-test

People in England’s poorest towns ‘lose over a decade of good health’, research finds

Cambridge researchers find major health inequalities – as well as a geographic divide – between the most and least deprived English towns. They say that life

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health mental-health public-policy inequality england

UK modelling study finds case isolation and contact tracing vital to COVID-19 epidemic control

In the absence of a vaccine or highly effective treatments for COVID-19, combining isolation and intensive contact tracing with physical distancing

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: mathematics covid-19 coronavirus computational-modelling

Professor David Abulafia awarded Wolfson History Prize 2020

Abulafia wins for his epic history of humanity’s relationship with the world’s oceans, The Boundless Sea.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: history oceans publishing

AI reduces ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people by as much as half

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to reduce the ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people with motor disabilities who rely on computers to converse

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering speech ai communication speech-technology

Striking differences revealed in COVID-19 mortality between NHS trusts

A University of Cambridge team led by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar and intensive care consultant Dr Ari Ercole of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: public-health artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus national-health-service-nhs ai

High doses of ketamine can temporarily switch off the brain, say researchers

Researchers have identified two brain phenomena that may explain some of the side-effects of ketamine. Their measurements of the brain waves of sheep sedated

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 11, 2020 ~6 min

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 11, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics future-therapeutics infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

Widespread facemask use could shrink the ‘R’ number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave – study

Even basic homemade masks significantly reduce transmission at a population level, according to latest modelling. Researchers call for information campaigns that encourage the making and wearing of facemasks.   

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 pandemic

Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

An algorithm that analyses MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering imaging osteoarthritis ageing magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri

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