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Oldest Genetic evidence of Hepatitis B virus found in ancient DNA from 4,500 year-old skeletons

Oldest Genetic evidence of Hepatitis B virus found in ancient DNA from 4,500 year-old skeletons

09 May 2018 - An extinct strain of the human Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been discovered in Bronze Age human skeletons found in burial sites across Europe and Asia.

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Major Funding for Cambridge to transform health through data science

Major Funding for Cambridge to transform health through data science

07 February 2018 - Major Funding for Cambridge to transform health through data science. Making game-changing improvements in people’s health by harnessing data science at scale across the UK.

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Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment [ExISE]

Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment [ExISE]

20 Jan 2018 - An interdisciplinary project led by Professor Alan Short (UoC Department of Architecture /CIDIRC) re-examining surgical operating theatre design with superbugs in mind.

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Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement

Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement

10 Dec 2017 - Professor John Clarkson (UoC Department of Engineering/CIDIRC) is first author of the report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement".

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International consortium awarded $1.65 million NSF grant for One Health study on bat-human interactions.

International consortium awarded $1.65 million NSF grant for One Health study on bat-human interactions.

12 Sep 2017 - The USA National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.65 million to a One Health bat research project on which co-investigator Dr. Olivier Restiff (UoC/CIDIRC) will explore disease in relation to landscape change.

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2017 Big Data in Medicine - Tools, Transformation and Translation Meeting.

2017 Big Data in Medicine - Tools, Transformation and Translation Meeting.

Big Data in Medicine - Tools, Transformation and Translation 2017 meeting was coordinated by Cambridge Infectious Diseases and Big Data on 4 July at Homerton College, Cambridge. Posted: 9 July 2017

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Research Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Social and Biological Dimensions- 2017 Meeting

Research Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Social and Biological Dimensions- 2017 Meeting

Research Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Social and Biological Dimensions- 2017 was coordinated by Cambridge Infectious Diseases on 6th July 2017 at Clare College, Cambridge. Posted: 9 June 2017

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Of cabbage and cows: increasing agricultural yields in Africa

Of cabbage and cows: increasing agricultural yields in Africa

Africa’s food requirements, along with its population, are growing fast. Three research programmes ask how a better understanding of viruses, parasites and the spread of disease can pave the way to improving agricultural yields.

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New model could help improve prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

New model could help improve prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

Many of the major new outbreaks of disease, particularly in Africa, are so-called zoonotic infections, diseases that are transmitted to humans from animals. The Ebola virus, for example, which recently killed over 11,000 people across Africa, was most likely transmitted to humans from fruit bats.

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Sad news of Professor Sir Patrick Sisson's death

We were very sad to hear that Professor Sir Patrick Sissons died earlier this week. Patrick was Head of the Clinical School as Regius Professor of Physic for 7 years up until 2012.

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Developing an integrated management-based approach for surveillance and control of zoonoses: South East Asia Pig & Poultry Partnership

Developing an integrated management-based approach for surveillance and control of zoonoses: South East Asia Pig & Poultry Partnership

Professor Duncan Maskell is leading an international, interdisciplinary consortium from Myanmar, Vietnam and the UK, to develop an integrated management-based approach for surveillance and control of zoonoses in emerging livestock systems in South East Asia.

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Cambridge to help tackle bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia

Cambridge to help tackle bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia

A group from the University of Cambridge, led by Professor James Wood, Department of Veterinary Medicine, is to be part of a 5-year research project “Ethiopian Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies” (ETHICOBOTS) awarded to a consortium of researchers in Ethiopia and the UK, consisting of epidemiologists, geneticists, immunologists, and social scientists.

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