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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Freya Jephcott

Normally if I’m working on an outbreak response I won’t be in Cambridge. My research often requires me to travel many thousands of miles in order to observe or participate in a response. Watching one...

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Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a...

Since the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in late 2019, more than 3.5 million people are known to have been infected, leading to over 240,000 deaths worldwide from COVID-19, the disease caused by...

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Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Inactive participants in the study spent just over four days more in hospital over the next ten years than those who did at least some physical activity, whether for work or leisure. And similar...

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Researchers to track impact of lockdown on alcohol, gambling and pornography use

The UK was first placed on lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic on 23 March. Only essential businesses were allowed to remain open and everyone was told to stay at home, only to venture...

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Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social...

“For many people, adolescence - between the ages of 10 and 24 - is when you want to be making more social connections, not losing them. It’s also a time of increased risk-taking and sensitivity to...

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AI techniques in medical imaging may lead to incorrect diagnoses

A team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge and Simon Fraser University, designed a series of tests for medical image reconstruction algorithms based on AI and deep learning, and found...

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Testing suggests 3% of NHS hospital staff may be unknowingly infected with...

Patients admitted to NHS hospitals are now routinely screened for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and isolated if necessary. But NHS workers, including patient-facing staff on the front line, such as doctors,...

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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2020

The new Fellows have been chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science via world-leading research discoveries, running national science communication and engagement...

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Opinion: Employers should cut hours not people during the pandemic

Millions of UK lives have been changed significantly in the last few weeks, even those who have not been infected by the virus. Three of the most widespread changes for many working age adults have...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sander van der Linden

I normally work in the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where I run the Cambridge Social Decision-Making lab. It’s a historic landmark where Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA. I never thought...

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Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser appointed as new Chief Executive of UKRI

Announcing her appointment, Business Secretary Alok Sharma from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: “Professor Leyser’s appointment comes at a critical time for the UK....

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AI successfully used to identify different types of brain injuries

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, have clinically validated and tested the AI on large sets of CT scans and found that it was successfully able to detect,...

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Cambridge Legacies of Enslavement Inquiry delivers initial report

The interim report for the Inquiry, led by Professor Martin Millett, outlines a plan of action from Lent Term 2020 that includes research conducted by two new Research Fellows to be based in the...

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Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option...

The coronavirus pandemic has imposed an unprecedented challenge on global healthcare systems, societies and governments. The virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, has been detected in every...

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Most young people with increased suicide risk only display ‘mild to moderate’...

The vast majority of young people who self-harm or experience suicidal thoughts appear to have only mild or moderate mental distress, instead of more obvious symptoms associated with a diagnosable...

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National trial launched to test re-purposing existing drugs to treat COVID-19...

A new trial to prevent organ failure and death in COVID-19 patients has been launched, led by clinicians and scientists in Cambridge and London. TACTIC, as the trial is known, will test whether...

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Tackling COVID-19: Karl Wilson

On Friday 20 March, Karl Wilson, received a phone call which would turn his life upside-down for the next six weeks. “After a hectic week of closing down labs across the University, I was adjusting to...

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Surging numbers of first-generation learners at risk of being left behind in...

Research by academics at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Addis Ababa University and the Ethiopian Policy Studies Institute, examined the progress of thousands of students in...

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Healthcare rationing could see unlawful deaths from COVID-19, researchers claim

While the initial coronavirus peak is starting to pass – in Europe, at least – without the ventilator shortages many feared, the spectre of a second wave or future outbreak means questions of medical...

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Antibody designed to recognise pathogens of Alzheimer’s disease

Their method is able to recognise these toxic particles, known as amyloid-beta oligomers, which are the hallmark of the disease, leading to hope that new diagnostic methods can be developed for...

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