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Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks

14 July 2020

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections. Since the start of the UK pandemic, when the virus was spreading between people, a team of scientists and clinicians at the...

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Estée Török

9 July 2020

Long hours running COVID-19 vaccine and drugs trials have left little time for Estée Török to contemplate her postponed wedding. With over twenty years' clinical research experience in infectious diseases in the UK and south-east Asia, she has a great deal to contribute to tackling the pandemic. Read the original article...

Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

3 June 2020

The first analysis of a new point-of-care 'nucleic acid test' for SARS-CoV-2 in a UK hospital setting shows these machines dramatically reduce time spent on COVID-19 ‘holding’ wards – allowing patients to be treated or discharged far quicker than with current lab testing set-ups. Read original article here>

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