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

“We’re in it for the long haul”

21 October 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 Britain into lockdown several months later, the institute found itself at the heart of the University’s response to this unprecedented challenge.

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Brain inflammation

Age and pre-existing conditions increase risk of stroke among COVID-19 patients

28 Oct 2020

Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with...

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Iowa County Drought

Globalised economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse: study

26 Oct 2020

The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be...

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One in six children has a probable mental disorder, according to new report

23 Oct 2020

The proportion of children experiencing a probable mental disorder has increased over the past three years, from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in...

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

23 Oct 2020

‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals have provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights...

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Vaccine trials won’t tell us if they save lives or stop transmission – here’s why

22 Oct 2020

Clinical research fellow Dr Sarah Caddy discusses the limitations of the current trials that can be expected to continue for years to come.

Why lockdown had little to no effect on global temperatures

22 Oct 2020

A chemist and an atmospheric scientist discuss their research showing a near shutdown of society didn’t cause emissions to fall much at all.


Tackling COVID-19: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

22 Oct 2020

Her plans to study the effects of social isolation on adolescents have become particularly pertinent this year. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a cognitive...

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Unexpected experiences: Stephen J Toope concludes the series with a sense of optimism for the future

22 Oct 2020

"It fills me with enormous gratitude that – at the moment of greatest challenge – our collegiate community rallied and rose to the occasion."

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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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Protesters at a 'Reopen' rally in Harrisburg, PA, USA

Popular COVID-19 conspiracies linked to vaccine ‘hesitancy’

14 Oct 2020

An international study finds that people who rate coronavirus conspiracy theories as more reliable are much less likely to say they will get...

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Cambridge game ‘pre-bunks’ COVID-19 conspiracies as part of the UK government’s fight against fake news

11 Oct 2020

Go Viral! is a new game developed in partnership between the UK Government and the University of Cambridge to help fight the ‘infodemic’: the deluge...

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Unexpected experiences: Catherine Arnold reflects on a curious first year as Master of St Edmund's College

09 Oct 2020

What links two large furry Loch Ness Monsters, key-cards, and donning a gown to eat pot noodles? The answer is the unexpected creativity that...

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