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

“We’re in it for the long haul”

21 Oct 2020

In late 2019, a new institute opened on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Its timing could not have been better - as the COVID-19 pandemic sent...

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

15 Oct 2020

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...

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

26 Aug 2020

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...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Daniela De Angelis

20 Aug 2020

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...

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

18 Aug 2020

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...

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Beyond the pandemic: reduce the risk of animal viruses jumping to humans

30 Jul 2020

Cambridge zoologists Bill Sutherland and Silviu Petrovan warn that we must dramatically change the way we interact with animals to reduce the risk of...

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Massacred 10th century Vikings found in a mass grave at St John’s College, Oxford

Vikings had smallpox and may have helped spread the world’s deadliest virus

23 Jul 2020

Scientists have discovered extinct strains of smallpox in the teeth of Viking skeletons – proving for the first time that the killer disease plagued...

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Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

22 Jul 2020

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Gordon Dougan

16 Jul 2020

“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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Taking a swab to test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks

14 Jul 2020

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of...

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Sanitising a public space in Mexico

Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important

13 Jul 2020

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID...

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Estee Torok (centre, in black) with team at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Estée Török

09 Jul 2020

Long hours running COVID-19 vaccine and drugs trials have left little time for Estée Török to contemplate her postponed wedding. With over 20 years'...

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