Medicine and life sciences

Health - Jul 14
Health
Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections. This approach can provide vital information to help us to investigate the possible routes of transmission and to improve infection control measures to limit the spread of infection Estee Torok Since the start of the UK pandemic, when the virus was spreading between people, a team of scientists and clinicians at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) have been reading the genetic code of the virus to see if cases within the hospital are connected.
Microtechnics - Jul 14
Microtechnics

Medicated chewing gum has been recognised as a new advanced drug delivery method but currently there is no gold standard for testing drug release from chewing gum in vitro. New research has shown a chewing robot with built-in humanoid jaws could provide opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to develop medicated chewing gum.

Pharmacology - Jul 10

A condition which causes deformity of the hand - leading in the most severe cases to impairment and disability - can now be successfully treated by using drugs developed in recent years for the treatment of different forms of arthritis, researchers at the University of Glasgow have found.

Health - Jul 14
Health

Apathy offers an important early warning sign of dementia in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, but depression does not, research led by the University suggests.

Health - Jul 10

A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer's disease in human brain cells, in research involving UCL and led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent the disease, they report in Molecular Psychiatry.


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