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

Cambridge COVID vaccine in clinical trials

14 Dec 2021

Safety trials are underway for a vaccine developed by Cambridge researchers that could be used as a booster targeting COVID-19 virus variants and...

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Reducing the rise of antibiotic resistance

22 Nov 2021

Rising resistance to antibiotics is a worrying prospect, but a success story happening across the farms of the UK gives hope that something can be...

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The microbiologist tackling humanity’s next biggest killer

17 Nov 2021

Since childhood Stephen Baker says he had a grim fascination with poo. He caught the bug for microbiology and spent 12 years in Vietnam researching...

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Coronavirus

Air filter significantly reduces presence of airborne SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 wards

16 Nov 2021

When a team of doctors, scientists and engineers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge placed an air filtration machine in COVID-...

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Health care workers administering covid-19 vaccination in New Delhi

Delhi outbreak highlights challenge of herd immunity in the face of Delta variant

14 Oct 2021

The severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Delhi, India, in 2021 showed not only that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV2 is extremely transmissible but that it...

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Red ribbon

Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware of status by 2025

24 Sep 2021

England is on track to have diagnosed 95% of people living with HIV by 2025, putting it in a strong position to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030...

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A protester holds a sign comparing President Trump to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance

21 Sep 2021

Researchers argue that a desire for “conformity and obedience” as a result of COVID-19 could boost authoritarianism in the wake of the pandemic.

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visualisation of the Covid-19 virus

Spread of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant driven by combination of immune escape and increased infectivity

06 Sep 2021

Findings suggest infection control measures against variants will need to continue in the post-vaccination era.

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Patient receives Covid-19 vaccine

Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant were more likely to be admitted to hospital compared to patients with Alpha variant

31 Aug 2021

Largest study to date analysing more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases finds a two-fold increased risk of hospitalisation from delta versus alpha variant...

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Mink farm

Farmed carnivores may become ‘disease reservoirs’ posing human health risk

24 Aug 2021

Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found.

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The virologist helping us to stay one step ahead of infectious diseases

10 Aug 2021

An established virologist specialising in the field of HIV drug-resistance, Ravi Gupta pivoted his expertise to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Over...

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Llamas

Llama ‘nanobodies’ could hold key to preventing deadly post-transplant infection

22 Jul 2021

Scientists have developed a ‘nanobody’ – a small fragment of a llama antibody – that is capable of chasing out human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) as it...

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