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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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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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Ben Underwood

Ben Underwood’s expertise in delivering clinical trials became highly prized last year, as he worked on a vaccine trial the whole world was watching.

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Jan. 4, 2021 ~4 min

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One in three adults drank more alcohol during first lockdown

COVID-19 and lockdown measures drove some individuals more than others to use alcohol to cope with stress, a new study has revealed. While overall alcohol

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Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Aroma diffuser and plastic bag offer inexpensive method to test fit of face masks at home

Researchers have developed a way to use a simple home aroma diffuser to test whether N95 and other types of sealing masks, such as KN95 and FFP2 masks, are

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Dec. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Remdesivir likely to be highly effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2 for some patients

The drug remdesivir is likely to be a highly effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study by a team of UK scientists. Writing in Nature

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Dec. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures,

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Dec. 8, 2020 ~4 min

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Open-source toolkit helps developing countries meet demand for COVID-19 research and diagnostics

Researchers have developed a free, open-source toolkit that allows laboratories in developing countries to produce their own tools for COVID-19 research and

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Dec. 8, 2020 ~6 min

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Cambridge-led SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance consortium receives £12.2 million

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has been backed by the Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund to expand whole genome

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Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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