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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Cambridge engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s manage COVID-19 care

07 Apr 2020

Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke’s Hospital...

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New app collects the sounds of COVID-19

06 Apr 2020

A new app, which will be used to collect data to develop machine learning algorithms that could automatically detect whether a person is suffering...

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Progress using COVID-19 patient data to train machine learning models for healthcare

03 Apr 2020

Following from last week's call for governments to use machine learning and AI techniques to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

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What does lockdown mean for the future of our food supply?

03 Apr 2020

As countries adopt different approaches, the question remains: how best to enact a lockdown without compromising critical food supply chains in the...

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Younger workers hit harder by coronavirus economic shock in UK and US

03 Apr 2020

Those on low incomes are also more likely to have lost jobs or pay, and less able to complete work tasks from home. Researchers warn the COVID-19...

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Hand holding sample tube marked with Covid-19. Image by Fernando Zhiminaicela via Pixabay

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03 Apr 2020

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Collecting COVID-19

03 Apr 2020

Cambridge University Library appeals for help in building a collaborative history of the coronavirus outbreak

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Gardening and Wellness: connect to nature during lockdown

03 Apr 2020

On 22nd March 2020, Cambridge University Botanic Garden closed its gates to protect visitors and staff during the global coronavirus pandemic...

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Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals

02 Apr 2020

A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90...

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Opinion: Patient zero: why it's such a toxic term

01 Apr 2020

Dr Richard McKay traces the history of the 'patient zero' idea through epidemics such as HIV and typhoid, and the return of this trope with COVID-19.

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Opinion: Can cats really get or pass on COVID-19, as a report from Belgium suggests?

31 Mar 2020

Should we be concerned about the coronavirus spreading to cats? Not yet, says Dr Sarah Caddy in this article for The Conversation, even after a...

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Opinion: How we lost our collective memory of epidemics

31 Mar 2020

Over the past 70 years richer nations have gradually lost their sense of danger concerning epidemics and serious infections, writes Professor Gordon...

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