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Cambridge Infectious Diseases Research Features

In the past few decades there has been almost one new disease emerging each year and more than 75 per cent of these diseases derive from zoonotic origins. There is now more demand for investment and research to help us manage these diseases better. This is a snapshot of work being undertaken by Cambridge scientists to address the global challenge of infectious diseases. Visit Explore Research to view active research areas/projects by pathogen and research theme.

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Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance

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

Test can identify patients in intensive care at greatest risk of life-threatening infections

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Cambridge researchers support the WHO
New study sheds light on how Salmonella spreads in the body
Bacterial DNA sequence used to map an infection outbreak
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Molecular sacs of debris (pink) are delivered to the lysosome (dark red)
Viruses evolve mechanism to prevent bacteria from committing suicide
Activist art reflects fight for rights of African AIDS sufferers
Autophagy: when 'self-eating' is good for you
Blood transfusion
Western methods increase cost of ‘safe blood’ in sub-Saharan Africa

Grants take Cambridge in Africa Programme to next level

Bats, Date Palms and Emerging Diseases

Salmonlla, but not as we know it

Avian flu viruses which are transmissible between humans could evolve in nature

Tracking MRSA in Real Time

Salmonella infection, but not as we know it
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New clue in the battle against Australian Hendra virus Cartographers of the infectious world

Scientists find mechanism that leads to drug resistance in bacteria causing melioidosis

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GM chickens that don’t transmit bird flu developed A Greek tragedy in health?

Invigorating plants

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Scientists discover how antibiotic molecule found in bacteria stops breast cancer

Field to fork: safeguarding livestock health

Modelling the root of crop disease

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New strain of MRSA discovered

FluPhone: disease tracking by app

Defending crops with maths

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Out of poverty

Researcher gets green light for new Hep B test

Towards a 'super-vaccine' for swine bacterial diseases

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Scientists make new discoveries in battle with superbug

Completing the jigsaw: multidrug resistance in bacteria

What Darwin didn't know: viruses and evolution

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Unravelling the secrets of Salmonella infection

From pandemic to policy: combating swine flu

Two worlds, same needs, one solution

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Shielding children from HIV

Schools get valuable lesson on disease dynamics

Parasites: the master manipulators