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

Cost and scale of field trials for bovine TB vaccine may make them unfeasible

07 June 2018

Field trials for a vaccine to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) would need to involve 500 herds – potentially as many as 75,...

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New innovation hub aims to take a 'moon shot' at cystic fibrosis

18 April 2018

Almost 30 years on from the discovery of the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, treatment options are still limited and growing...

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Citizen science experiment predicts massive toll of flu pandemic on the UK

22 March 2018

How fast could a new flu epidemic spread? The results of the UK’s largest citizen science project of its kind ever attempted, carried out by...

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AI 'scientist' finds that toothpaste ingredient may help fight drug-resistant malaria

18 January 2018

An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown...

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Himansha Singh, Dept of Pharmacology

Postgraduate Pioneers 2017 #1

17 October 2017

With our Postgraduate Open Day fast approaching (3 Nov), we introduce five PhD students who are already making waves at Cambridge.

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Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

02 October 2017

New research uses innovative data modelling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to...

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App-based citizen science experiment could help researchers predict future pandemics

27 September 2017

A new app gives UK residents the chance to get involved in an ambitious, ground-breaking science experiment that could save lives.

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Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

13 September 2017

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of...

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Cambridge researchers help develop new diagnostic test for African sleeping sickness

11 September 2017

A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Cambridge and Dundee has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the...

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