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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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how

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Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Lockdown or not, personality predicts your likelihood of staying home during the pandemic

Despite more of the population staying at home as government policies on COVID-19 become stricter, a study has found that a person’s personality influences how

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Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Cambridge-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receives £1.9million from UK government for clinical trial

A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK as early as late autumn, thanks to a £1.9million award from

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Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Daniela De Angelis

Since January this year, Daniela De Angelis and her team have been informing the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their real-time model of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~5 min

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Ageing heart cells offer clues to susceptibility of older people to severe COVID-19

Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in the

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Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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July 23, 2020 ~5 min

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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

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July 22, 2020 ~5 min

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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

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July 16, 2020 ~5 min

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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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