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Cambridge academics elected to British Academy fellowship

27 July 2020

Eight academics from the University of Cambridge have been made Fellows of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. They are among 86 distinguished scholars to be elected to the fellowship in recognition of their work in the fields of law, economics, Middle Eastern studies, geography, history...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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