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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 
Read more at: A futurist method for detecting potentially dangerous bugs in freshwater systems
A futurist method for detecting potentially dangerous bugs in freshwater systems

A futurist method for detecting potentially dangerous bugs in freshwater systems

19 January 2021

Climate change, rising urbanisation and agricultural intensification lead to global depletions of safe drinking water resources, and consequently reinforce the need for comprehensive monitoring frameworks.


Read more at: Evolution and geographical spread of a Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer
Evolution and geographical spread of a Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer

Evolution and geographical spread of a Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer

24 November 2020

A new paper from the Transmissible Cancer Group at the University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine reveals how a transmissible cancer has spread through the Tasmanian devil population, and how this cancer’s genome has evolved and diversified during it evolution.


Read more at: A Tale of Two Cesspits: DNA Reveals Intestinal Health in Medieval Europe and the Middle East
A Tale of Two Cesspits: DNA Reveals Intestinal Health in Medieval Europe and the Middle East

A Tale of Two Cesspits: DNA Reveals Intestinal Health in Medieval Europe and the Middle East

7 October 2020

New research proves the feasibility of retrieving bacterial DNA from ancient latrines Analysis of 14 th -15 th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times. A new study...


Read more at: University of Cambridge’s Prof Jonathan Heeney answers call from Bill Gates to transform flu vaccine

University of Cambridge’s Prof Jonathan Heeney answers call from Bill Gates to transform flu vaccine

8 October 2019

Scientific teams from inside and outside the world of influenza research have been awarded funding to try to unlock mysteries that could provide the foundationfor a future universal flu vaccine, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the philanthropy Flu Lab have announced. Professor Jonathan Heeney, the Laboratory of...


Read more at: University Enterprise Zone aims to drive innovation across Cambridge

University Enterprise Zone aims to drive innovation across Cambridge

23 September 2019

Cambridge is to establish a University Enterprise Zone as part of a new government initiative announced today by Universities Minister Chris Skidmore.


Read more at: Investigating the zoonotic disease risk of displaced communities- 21 August 2019

Investigating the zoonotic disease risk of displaced communities- 21 August 2019

21 August 2019

Dorien Braam's PhD investigates whether displacement puts communities at greater risk of zoonotic disease transmission.


Read more at: Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm- 16 August 2019

Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm- 16 August 2019

16 August 2019

The earliest evidence of fish tapeworm in Britain has been discovered preserved in human faeces, according to experts at Cambridge University.


Read more at: Half of Ebola outbreaks undetected - 13 June 2019

Half of Ebola outbreaks undetected - 13 June 2019

14 June 2019

Research by Dr Emma Glennon and CID colleagues published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases identifies how small outbreaks of Ebola are treated locally and often go undetected by public health infrastructure.


Read more at: Dr Martin Welch, and his collaborator Dr Anthony Sifuna, have been awarded a GCRF Networking Grant - 31 Jan 2018

Dr Martin Welch, and his collaborator Dr Anthony Sifuna, have been awarded a GCRF Networking Grant - 31 Jan 2018

10 June 2019

Dr Martin Welch, and his collaborator Dr Anthony Sifuna, have been awarded a GCRF Networking Grant. Dr Martin Welch, and his collaborator Dr Anthony Sifuna from the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya, have been awarded an Academy of Medical Sciences’ Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)...


Read more at: Expansions of medicine donations are not the only solution to improving treatment of neglected tropical diseases - 25 May 2019

Expansions of medicine donations are not the only solution to improving treatment of neglected tropical diseases - 25 May 2019

3 June 2019

Research by Dr Goylette Chami and colleagues Published in Lancet Infectious Diseases identifies how to integrate mass drug administration into universal health coverage packages.