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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2020

13 May 2020

Six affiliates of the University of Cambridge are among 50 world-leading UK researchers who have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The new Fellows have been chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science via world-leading research discoveries, running...

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Genetic analysis reveals new causes of Primary Immunodeficiency (PID)

8 May 2020

A UK-wide research collaboration through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource for Rare Diseases has combined whole genome sequencing (WGS) with a statistical program called BeviMed to predict the existence of disease-causing changes in the DNA of people with Primary Immunodeficiency (PID)...

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Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

8 May 2020

Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists in the British Journal of Pharmacology . Alexander SP, Armstrong J, Davenport AP, Davies J, Faccenda E, Harding SD...

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The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020

2 May 2020

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Teichmann and Professor Kevin Brindle our Cambridge Immunology Network members who have been elected as fellows of The Royal Society . Dr Sarah Teichmann FMedSci, Director of Research, Cavendish Laboratory and Senior Research Fellow, Churchill College, has been awarded for her contributions to...

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Researchers identify new genetic cause of severe immune disorder

29 April 2020

Severe congenital neutropenia leaves young patients to contract infection after infection, leading to life-threatening situations. A team of Leuven and Cambridge scientists have identified a novel genetic mutation, pointing to a new causative mechanism for this severe immune disorder. Read more on the Liston Laboratory...

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Pilkington Prize

17 April 2020

Dr Charlotte Summers awarded 2020 Pilkington Prize. The Centre for Teaching & Learning is delighted to announce the 2020 winners of the Pilkington Prize as follows: Dr Harriet Allen Department of Geography Dr David Bainbridge Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience Dr Feriel Bouhafa Faculty of Divinity...

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Researchers at The Wellcome Trust Sanger institute have coordinated a collaborative survey in human tissues studying cells expressing the SARS-CoV2 viral entry genes

15 April 2020

The authours have investigated SARS-CoV-2 potential tropism by surveying expression of viral entry-associated genes in single-cell RNA-seq data from multiple tissues from healthy human donors. They co-detected these transcripts in specific respiratory, corneal, and intestinal epithelial cells, potentially explaining the...

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Opinion: How to make a new COVID-19 vaccine starting from scratch

14 April 2020

Making a COVID-19 vaccine will be a huge undertaking. Prof Gordon Dougan and Prof Kat Holt have outlined here, in some detail, the steps normally taken to make a vaccine and compare this to what may happen for COVID-19. Read more >

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Cambridge researchers develop new coronavirus test for frontline NHS workers

9 April 2020

A new test for infection with SARS-CoV2 that which inactivates the virus at the point of sampling, has been developed by a team of researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID). It is now being used to test and screen frontline NHS staff at a Cambridge hospital. PCR tests...

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Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

24 March 2020

The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced today by the Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser. Through a £20 million investment administered by the University, the COVID-19 Genomics UK...

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