Combating infectious diseases and the threat of antimicrobial resistance remains one of the greatest global challenges.

Charlotte Summers

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Charlotte Summers

02 Jul 2020

An intensive care specialist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Charlotte Summers has spent the last few months dealing with the biggest challenge of her...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sharath Srinivasan

25 Jun 2020

“Without trust, we don’t flatten the curve,” says Sharath Srinivasan, whose work in developing countries has given him an acute insight into how...

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Professor Ravi Gupta (third from left) with colleagues in CITIID

Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ravi Gupta

18 Jun 2020

“This virus is probably going to be circulating for years - it will take a long time to sort out.” In a building that has been largely empty for the...

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Woman at home alone

Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

18 Jun 2020

Lockdown restrictions have not brought estranged family members closer together, and recent focus on the importance of family support has made...

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Recruitment underway as Cambridgeshire NHS trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial

11 Jun 2020

Recruitment has begun at three leading Cambridgeshire NHS Trusts for volunteers to take part in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine trial.

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Jorge Goncalves

Tackling COVID-19: Professor Jorge Goncalves

11 Jun 2020

Jorge Goncalves is an expert in artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling of complex systems. With long-term collaborators based in Wuhan...

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Dr Sarah Caddy

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sarah Caddy

04 Jun 2020

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Sarah Caddy was conducting research on a number of different viruses. “I was looking at how antibodies can neutralise...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor James Wood

28 May 2020

“Cambridge’s infectious diseases community is making a huge contribution to tackling the pandemic,” says Professor James Wood. He leads several large...

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COVID-19: The long view

22 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic should only present a short-term interruption to 250 years of improving life expectancy, argues historian Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

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Police stopping traffic in UK lockdown

Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests

20 May 2020

An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sander van der Linden

14 May 2020

“The psychology of pandemics was not on my research agenda, but I can tell you one thing: it is now,” says Dr Sander van der Linden. As an expert in...

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Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers

12 May 2020

Public health bodies should consider incentivising social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say...

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