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


Cambridge-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receives £1.9million from UK government for clinical trial

26 Aug 2020

A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK in late autumn or early next year, thanks to a £1...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Daniela De Angelis

20 Aug 2020

Since January this year, Daniela De Angelis and her team have been informing the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their real-time...

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Ageing heart cells offer clues to susceptibility of older people to severe COVID-19

18 Aug 2020

Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in...

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Massacred 10th century Vikings found in a mass grave at St John’s College, Oxford

Vikings had smallpox and may have helped spread the world’s deadliest virus

23 Jul 2020

Scientists have discovered extinct strains of smallpox in the teeth of Viking skeletons – proving for the first time that the killer disease plagued...

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Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

22 Jul 2020

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Gordon Dougan

16 Jul 2020

“In many parts of the world people still live with the daily threat of diseases like cholera, typhoid, and malaria. In reality COVID is just another...

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Taking a swab to test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks

14 Jul 2020

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of...

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Sanitising a public space in Mexico

Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important

13 Jul 2020

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID...

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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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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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Pig farming

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

25 Jun 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...

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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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