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

150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19

08 Apr 2020

One of Cambridge’s newest institutes, established to study the relationship between infectious disease and our immune systems, is leading the...

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Interactive tool shows the science behind COVID-19 control measures

08 Apr 2020

An online tool to illustrate the effects of different COVID-19 control measures has been developed by a team of University of Cambridge researchers.

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AstraZeneca/GSK/University of Cambridge collaborate to support UK national effort to boost COVID-19 testing

07 Apr 2020

As part of the UK Government’s announcement of a new five pillar plan to boost testing for COVID-19, AstraZeneca, GSK and the University of Cambridge...

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Opinion: 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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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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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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Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational methods

30 Mar 2020

A new multinational study has shown how the process of distinguishing viruses and bacteria could be accelerated through the use of computational...

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Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-...

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Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

17 Mar 2020

The race is on to find a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why a cautious approach is needed and how...

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Women in STEM: Emma Glennon

17 Oct 2019

Emma Glennon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research on...

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Risk of Ebola outbreaks could be reduced by understanding how ecosystems influence human health

15 Oct 2019

The next Ebola outbreak could be predicted using a new model that tracks how changes to ecosystems and human societies combine to affect the spread...

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