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Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homes

Genomic surveillance – using information about genetic differences between virus samples – can help identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings.Read more

Tackling COVID TACTICally at the Cambridge Festival

Join us on 01 April in a live webinar with our researchers about the Cambridge-led study Tactic-R.Read more

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Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduces asymptomatic infections and potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission

New data suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by 75% the number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.Read more

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Can a tapeworm drug boost protection from Covid-19 for high-risk kidney patients?

A new trial led by Cambridge launches to see if the drug niclosamide, usually used to treat tapeworms, can prevent Covid-19 infection in vulnerable, high-risk kidney patients.Read more

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Could repairing damaged donor livers be the key to increasing life-saving transplants?

Researchers have found a way to grow ‘mini bile ducts’ in a lab-setting to repair damaged livers.Read more

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine likely to be effective against B1.1.7 strain of SARS-CoV-2

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 is likely to be effective against the B1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, even though its efficacy is modestly affected. However, when the E484K mutation – first seen in the South African variant – is added, it substantially increases the amount of antibody required to prevent infection.Read more

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New research suggests COVID-19 severity can be predicted in hospitalised patients

Research conducted at Addenbrooke’s hospital and supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre has found it may be possible to predict which patients will go on to develop severe or long-term COVID Read more

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.Read more

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety and stress and increase mental wellbeing but not in all non-clinical settings and may be no better than other practices aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing.Read more

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Dexamethasone should be avoided in patients with chronic subdural haematoma

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication. Read more

Symptoms of depression linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke

People who experience symptoms of depression are more likely to go on to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke than those who report good mental health.Read more

Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start. Read more

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