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

Lockdown led to happiness rebound, after wellbeing plunged with onset of pandemic

New study is among the first to distinguish effects of pandemic from effects of lockdown when it comes to wellbeing in Britain.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 wellbeing

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

Opening schools – and keeping them open – should be prioritised by Government, report says

Keeping schools open from September should be a Government priority as it manages the COVID-19 pandemic, while closures could have severe social and economic

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19 schools economy

Furlough ‘stemmed the tide’ of poor mental health during UK lockdown, study suggests

Researchers say the UK government should ask employers to share out reduced hours rather than lose workers, in order to mitigate a looming mental health crisis

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 work employment

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

Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the team

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: africa infectious-diseases public-health covid-19 pandemic uganda cambridge-africa-programme global-challenges

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

Tags: infectious-diseases hospital covid-19 coronavirus genome-sequencing

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