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Read more at: Cambridge to lead national consortium examining immune response to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

Cambridge to lead national consortium examining immune response to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

8 September 2020

The University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital have secured £1.5million of funding as part of the national effort by UK immunologists to understand immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The study is one of three new UK-wide studies receiving a share of £8.4 million from UK Research...

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Read more at: Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection in hospitalised patients

Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection in hospitalised patients

8 September 2020

A Cambridge hospital has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that this approach was superior to virus detection alone for diagnosing COVID-19 disease. PCR and antibody tests both have limitations...

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Read more at: Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

8 September 2020

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to new research published in Lancet HIV . These important findings highlight the threat posed by drug resistant HIV and call for rapid tests for drug resistant virus...

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Read more at: Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease

2 July 2020

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an international team of researchers. When we looked at all the available research, the answer was clear: women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy – even when it...

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Read more at: Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

18 June 2020

An algorithm that analyses MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis. Thanks to the engineering expertise of our team, we now have a better way of looking at the joint James MacKay A team of engineers, radiologists and...

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

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

12 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 . "[Repurposed drugs] will have already been shown to be safe and so, if they...

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Read more at: Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals

Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals

6 April 2020

A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90 minutes, is being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, ahead of being launched in hospitals nationwide. This is a game changer Sir Chris Hohn The SAMBA II machines, developed by...

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Read more at: Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational methods

Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational methods

31 March 2020

A new multinational study has shown how the process of distinguishing viruses and bacteria could be accelerated through the use of computational methods. The researchers, led by the University of Edinburgh, with colleagues from Cambridge, London, Slovenia and China, used a combination of theoretical and experimental...

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Read more at: Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

20 March 2020

The race is on to find a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why a cautious approach is needed and how his team is using new technology developed for influenza and Ebola viruses to target the new infection. A vaccine strategy needs to be laser specific, targeting those domains...

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Read more at: World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1 diabetes in UK

World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1 diabetes in UK

20 March 2020

The world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes launches today, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is a major stepping stone towards providing widely...

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