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Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational...

The researchers, led by the University of Edinburgh, with colleagues from Cambridge, London, Slovenia and China, used a combination of theoretical and experimental methods to develop a strategy to...

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

After reports of two dogs testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong, the most recent news to cause alarm among animal owners is that of a cat in Belgium with apparent symptoms of the virus that...

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Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

One hundred and eighty-five senior scientists from across Europe were awarded grants in today’s announcement, representing a total of €450 million in research funding. The UK has 34 grantees in this...

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

The SAMBA II machines, developed by Diagnostics for the Real World, provide a simple and accurate system for the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection. They will be used by healthcare workers at...

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Gardening and Wellness: connect to nature during lockdown

But the Garden staff remain committed to sharing the beauty of springtime, and encouraging gardening activities in whatever space people may have available at home. “In this challenging time we’re...

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

Workers under the age of thirty, as well as those on lower incomes, on both sides of the Atlantic are already bearing the brunt of the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, latest...

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

One short week ago, I called on governments to use existing data and proven machine learning and AI techniques to help healthcare systems combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The response was amazing. My...

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AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

The researchers, from Cambridge and Newcastle Universities, have designed a new way to monitor batteries by sending electrical pulses into them and measuring the response. The measurements are then...

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New app collects the sounds of COVID-19

The COVID-19 Sounds App is now available as a web app for Chrome and Firefox browsers. Versions for Android and iOS will be available soon. As COVID-19 is a respiratory condition, the sounds made by...

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Cambridge engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s...

The work enhances the hospital’s own modelling, and provides insight into how day-to-day activities might be affected by a rise in patient numbers in the coming weeks or months. ‘Discrete event...

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AstraZeneca/GSK/University of Cambridge collaborate to support UK national...

A new testing laboratory will be set up by AstraZeneca, GSK and Cambridge at the University’s Anne McLaren laboratory. This facility will be used for high throughput screening for COVID-19 testing and...

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Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog

In the midst of the pandemic, she has been providing advice to the Government through SPI-M, the specialist pandemic modelling group that feeds into SAGE, the Scientific Advisory Group for...

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Interactive tool shows the science behind COVID-19 control measures

The ‘lowhighcovid’ tool is intended to highlight the potential impact of different control strategies on the rate of spread of COVID-19. It is designed as an educational tool, and is not intended to...

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

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID) is integrated with the NHS both locally, through Cambridge University...

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Cambridge medical students graduate early to help NHS respond to crisis

This forms part of a national effort by medical schools, the GMC and the NHS following the government’s call for additional medical staff in these times of crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick...

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3D printed corals could improve bioenergy and help coral reefs

Researchers from Cambridge University and University of California San Diego have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. Their...

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COVID-19: genetic network analysis provides ‘snapshot’ of pandemic origins

Researchers from Cambridge, UK, and Germany have reconstructed the early “evolutionary paths” of COVID-19 in humans – as infection spread from Wuhan out to Europe and North America – using genetic...

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Cambridge researchers develop new coronavirus test for frontline NHS workers

Using a modified PCR test, the CITIID team are able to diagnose infection in four hours, much faster than the current tests, which take over 24 hours to return a result. They are using the test on NHS...

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Everyone should wear masks in COVID-19 crisis, say Cambridge researchers

More and more evidence suggests that SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may be commonly transmitted before individuals show symptoms. Professor Babak Javid, a consultant in infectious diseases...

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Switching on a key cancer gene could provide first curative treatment for...

Since adult hearts cannot usually repair themselves once damaged, harnessing the power of this gene represents major progress towards the first curative treatment for heart disease.  “This is really...

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