Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK have experienced loneliness

One in four adults (24 per cent) in the UK have felt lonely because of coronavirus, according to a longitudinal study that is tracking mental health across the pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-public-health mental-health covid-19 coronavirus

COVID-19 severity associated with increased levels of air pollution in England, preliminary study finds

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found an association between living in an area of England with high levels of air pollution and the severity of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: infectious-diseases sustainable-earth covid-19 coronavirus pollution

Women bear brunt of coronavirus economic shutdown in UK and US

New data shows women and people who did not go to university are more likely to have lost work and earnings since mid-March.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 economics work gender-inequality

Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team at the University of Cambridge has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local clinicians, engineers and manufacturers across Africa that is focused to address the specific needs for treating COVID-19 patients and is a fully functioning system for use after the pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  engineering  africa  covid-19  coronavirus  global-health  manufacturing

Leading European cancer centres share guidance on making their operations ‘pandemic proof’

Seven of Europe’s leading cancer centres have today published a report detailing how they have organized their healthcare systems at an unprecedented scale and pace to make their operations ‘pandemic proof’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  cancer  covid-19  coronavirus

Shedding light on dark traps

Researchers pinpoint the origin of defects that sap the performance of next-generation solar technology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 16, 2020 ~18 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics perovskite solar-cells energy

Study identifies 275 ways to reduce spread of coronavirus following lockdown

Phased re-opening of schools, businesses and open spaces should be considered alongside a range of practical ways to keep people physically apart, say the authors of a new study on how lockdown can be eased without a resurgence of coronavirus infections. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

Economic activity has halved during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, study suggests

Almost one and a half billion spending transactions reveal “real time” reactions of consumers in a major western economy during the nation’s peak pandemic period. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics spain

Switching on a key cancer gene could provide first curative treatment for heart disease

Researchers trying to turn off a gene that allows cancers to spread have made a surprising U-turn. By making the gene overactive and functional in the hearts of mice, they have triggered heart cell regeneration.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 14, 2020 ~4 min

Everyone should wear masks in COVID-19 crisis, say Cambridge researchers

Governments and health agencies should reconsider the current guidelines with regards to widespread mask use in the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend that masks be worn by everyone, argue a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

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