Find out how University of Cambridge researchers and experts are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic

25 June 2020

Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for reducing the risk.

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Unexpected experiences: Michelle Reynolds reflects on reopening the Staff Counselling Centre post-pandemic

10 Jul 2020

As the Staff Counselling Centre re-opens its premises, post lockdown, Michelle Reynolds reflects on the past three months and how this experience...

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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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COVID-19 and the interspecies frontier

08 Jul 2020

Professor of World History, Sujit Sivasundaram, discusses how our long history with pangolins reveals the preconditions of both the pandemic and...

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Unexpected experiences: Beverley Glover discusses keeping the Botanic Gardens open online during the pandemic

07 Jul 2020

In the second of a new series, Beverley Glover talks about keeping the gardens open online and the apprehension welcoming visitors back in person.

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Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

06 Jul 2020

Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our...

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Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

02 Jul 2020

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback...

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Unexpected experiences: Matt Rowe talks about life in the time of pandemic

02 Jul 2020

In the first of a new series, Selwyn College Catering Manager Matt Rowe tells of swapping ‘super formals’ for providing emergency supplies to the...

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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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Botanic Garden

More than 100 University buildings reopened for research

02 Jul 2020

This week, the University passed the key milestone of 100 reopened buildings, as researchers gradually return to the city and restart the work which...

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Child with hands over face - children may be at risk by too much focus on COVID-19

Opinion: Why too much focus on COVID-19 could be harming our children

25 Jun 2020

COVID-19 hurts even those who escape infection – particularly children, writes paediatrician Dr Kai Hensel from the University of Cambridge in the...

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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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The importance of 'weak ties' in our post-lockdown lives

19 Jun 2020

The casual encounters we took for granted are good for wellbeing and business, says social psychologist Dr Simone Schnall – but how to get them back?

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