Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus can

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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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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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Scientists identify warning signs over effectiveness of HIV ‘wonder drug’ in sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS

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Dec. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Discovery of shape of the SARS-CoV-2 genome after infection could inform new COVID-19 treatments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Justus-Liebig University, Germany, have uncovered how the genome of SARS-CoV-2 - the

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Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed

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Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65’s for better insights into infection rates across populations, say researchers

Simply comparing the total number of deaths across countries may provide a misleading representation of the underlying level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the

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Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

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Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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