Study suggests embryos could be susceptible to coronavirus as early as second week of pregnancy

Genes that are thought to play a role in how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects our cells have been found to be active in embryos as early as during the second week

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus genes embryo embryology developmental-biology

Existing evidence suggests face coverings do not lead to false sense of security

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health covid-19 coronavirus risk

Vikings had smallpox and may have helped spread the world’s deadliest virus

Scientists have discovered extinct strains of smallpox in the teeth of Viking skeletons – proving for the first time that the killer disease plagued humanity

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus ai sensors technology automotive

Tackling COVID-19: Professor Gordon Dougan

“In many parts of the world people still live with the daily threat of diseases like cholera, typhoid, and malaria. In reality COVID is just another

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus  tackling-covid-19

Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 14, 2020 ~9 min

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Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Estée Török

Long hours running COVID-19 vaccine and drugs trials have left little time for Estée Török to contemplate her postponed wedding. With over twenty years'

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

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Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Opinion: Why too much focus on COVID-19 could be harming our children

COVID-19 hurts even those who escape infection – particularly children, writes paediatrician Dr Kai Hensel from the University of Cambridge in the journal

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2020 ~4 min

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