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CUP opens access to support learning and research

Higher education textbooks and reference works have been made freely available to students online through their universities, while coronavirus research has been placed into a free online collection,...

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Economic activity has halved during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, study suggests

A new analysis of 1.4 billion anonymised credit and debit card transactions during the first three months of 2020 shows that spending in Spain post-lockdown was an average of 49% lower than the same...

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Study identifies 275 ways to reduce spread of coronavirus following lockdown

The study identified 275 ways to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. Medical possibilities were not considered. It does not offer recommendations: a shortlist of the most appropriate options for...

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Shedding light on dark traps

A multi-institutional collaboration, co-led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has identified the source of...

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Leading European cancer centres share guidance on making their operations...

The centres, which include the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Cancer Centre, form an alliance known as Cancer Core Europe (CCE), and together represent around 60,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each...

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Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and...

Built primarily for use in low- and middle-income countries, the OVSI ventilator can be cheaply and quickly manufactured from readily available components. Current ventilators are expensive and...

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COVID-19 severity associated with increased levels of air pollution in...

Because of the urgent need to share information relating to the pandemic, the researchers have published their report on MedRXiv. It has not yet been peer-reviewed. However, the preliminary data is...

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Women bear brunt of coronavirus economic shutdown in UK and US

Women on both sides of the Atlantic are more likely to have lost their jobs or suffered a fall in earnings since the coronavirus pandemic took hold – even after accounting for differences in types of...

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Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK have experienced...

The most affected group were young people aged 18-24 years, with more than four in ten (44 per cent) saying they felt lonely, according to the research study. The next most affected group were adults...

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UK and US firms ‘lag’ in race to commercialise COVID-19 diagnostic tests

Nations with high rates of coronavirus testing such as South Korea and Germany are also leading the world in commercialising COVID-19 diagnostic tests – far outstripping the domestic UK and US...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Olivier Restif

My research is focused on viruses in bats that can be transmitted to people or domestic animals. We call these zoonotic viruses. The work is important in helping to understand where and how pandemics...

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Cambridge rowing combines women, men and lightweights into one club

The creation of the newly combined Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC) is a decisive step in the unification process of CUBC, CUWBC and CULRC that began with a meeting convened by Vice-Chancellor...

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Economic damage could be worse without lockdown and social distancing – study

There is much debate over the economic costs of our lockdown lives: whether the price of disease mitigation is worth the risk of an enduring financial crisis. New research from the University of...

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Simple ‘sniff test’ reliably predicts recovery of severely brain injured...

Published today in the journal Nature, the study involved brain injured patients showing very minimal or no signs of awareness of the external world. It found that 100% of patients who reacted to the...

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The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020

Fellows are chosen for their outstanding contributions to scientific understanding. The 62 newly elected Fellows embody the global nature of science, and are elected for life through a peer review...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ian Goodfellow

I work in the Department of Pathology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Although it’s now closed I’m still here, along with others from the Division of Virology and volunteers from the Department of...

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Green COVID-19 recovery packages can boost economic growth and tackle climate...

An analysis of possible COVID-19 economic recovery packages shows the potential for strong alignment between the economy and the environment. The direction of these measures over the next six months...

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Bolsonaro’s attitude to coronavirus increases ‘risky behaviour’ in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro’s public undermining of pandemic prevention efforts reduces social distancing in the parts of Brazil where his voter base is strongest, according to a new study using location data from...

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‘Terrible twos’ not inevitable: with engaged parenting, happy babies can...

The flexible method of parenting, known as ‘autonomy support’, places emphasis on the child taking the lead. As the child engages in tasks, parents should watch and adjust how they respond according...

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UK public ‘most concerned’ about coronavirus – more than Spain or Italy,...

A new study of public attitudes across Europe, America and Asia has found that people in the UK have the highest overall levels of concern about coronavirus – more than Italy or Spain – while those in...

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