Women in STEM: Valentina Ndolo

Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, where she is a PhD student developing mathematical models to identify areas of Uganda most at risk of anthrax. In 2016, she founded the STEMing Africa Initiative to advocate for the active inclusion of African women in STEM by supporting talented female graduates to secure scholarships for advanced degrees at leading universities worldwide.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 1, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: public-health infectious-diseases women-in-stem africa

Widely-available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. 

Cambridge University News | June 24, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-infectious-diseases spotlight-on-future-therapeutics

HIV remission achieved in second patient

A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, according to a study published today in Nature.

Cambridge University News | March 5, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-infectious-diseases spotlight-on-stem-cells hivaids

Spanish Flu: A warning from history

One hundred years ago, celebrations marking the end of the First World War were cut short by the onslaught of a devastating disease: the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 30, 2018 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-infectious-diseases influenza history-of-medicine

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