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Statement on undergraduate admissions: 18 August 2020

18 August 2020

Following the announcement from Ofqual on 17th August (and similar announcements by other examination boards and authorities) we are working as quickly as possi...

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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 in late autumn or early next year, thanks to a £1.9million award from the UK government.

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Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection in hospitalised patients

A Cambridge hospital has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that this approach was superior to virus detection alone for diagnosing COVID-19 disease.

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Cambridge to lead national consortium examining immune response to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

The University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital have secured £1.5million of funding as part of the national effort by UK immunologists to understand immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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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 Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

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