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

Cambridge University to provide weekly coronavirus testing for students resident in colleges

09 September 2020

The University of Cambridge is to offer all students living in college accommodation a weekly test for infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, even if they show no symptoms. Whilst the testing of asymptomatic students is not national guidance, the University will be launching this programme as part of their ‘Stay Safe Cambridge Uni’ public health initiative.

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Unexpected experiences: Toni Fola-Alade talks about studying for finals during a pandemic

17 Sep 2020

Final-year student Toni Fola-Alade had a plan: secure investment for his startup, focus on his exams and enjoy his final term as a student. Then...

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India flag face mask. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Extent of India’s COVID nudge campaign revealed

17 Sep 2020

The Government of India’s use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study...

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Medical workers in Syria

Syrian refugee health workers can help Europe cope with COVID-19

16 Sep 2020

Employing displaced Syrian healthcare workers is a 'win-win' for both host communities and refugees as it would strengthen national health services...

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Dame Sally Davies and The Trinity Challenge

Cambridge helps launch £10m Trinity Challenge to protect the world against future pandemics

14 Sep 2020

The University of Cambridge has joined a coalition of some of the world’s leading businesses and academic and tech institutions to launch The Trinity...

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COVID-19: What to expect from a vaccine

11 Sep 2020

Vaccine expert Professor Gordon Dougan looks at the challenges of developing and delivering a vaccine against COVID-19.

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Deflated balloons representing punctured lung after COVID-19 infection

Punctured lung affects almost one in a hundred hospitalised COVID-19 patients

10 Sep 2020

As many as one in 100 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 develop a pneumothorax – a ‘punctured lung’ – according to a study led by Cambridge...

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“Behind every COVID-19 test sample is a person worried about their results”

04 Sep 2020

Meet the volunteer scientists who turn swab samples into diagnoses – again and again and again.

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The Facebook post that launched a thousand shields (and counting)

03 Sep 2020

Cambridge researchers are supporting a project to 3D-print face shields and face masks in Malawi. The work is helping them create a 'blueprint' for...

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Man taking COVID-19 test

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

02 Sep 2020

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...

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

28 Aug 2020

The University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital have secured £1.5million of funding as part of the national effort by UK immunologists to...

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Beyond the pandemic: put universities at the heart of an innovation-led recovery

28 Aug 2020

Universities have stepped up to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic. Tomas Ulrichsen, an expert on universities and their role in...

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Unexpected experiences: Mike Weekes describes setting up a full-scale COVID-19 testing facility

27 Aug 2020

When infectious diseases expert Mike Weekes realised he and colleagues had know-how that could help protect staff, patients and students in a...

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