Care homes are at high risk of experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Older people and those affected by heart disease, respiratory disease and type 2 diabetes – all of which increase with age – are at greatest risk of severe disease and even death, making the care home population especially vulnerable. […]
The study by a team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and the University of Cambridge analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part its screening programmes on hospital staff who showed no signs of infection. Vaccination for health care workers on the CUH site began on 8 […]
The Conversation spoke to Professor Peacock about that day and what happened after. Q: When did you first get the idea to set up Cog-UK? And how was it formed? In late February 2020, it dawned on me that we were going to need genome sequencing capabilities across the UK for the novel coronavirus. It […]
Radiomics in stroke medicine: assessing robustness and feasibility for stroke prevention https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-82760-w A cross-discipline group of researchers, led by MB PhD student Elizabeth Le and PI James Rudd, have published in Nature Scientific Reports the first attempt to determine whether radiomics might be useful for predicting stroke in patients with carotid artery disease. Radiomics refers to the harnessing […]
Writing in Nature, a team led by Cambridge researchers report how they were able to observe SARS-CoV-2 mutating in the case of an immunocompromised patient treated with convalescent plasma. In particular, they saw the emergence of a key mutation also seen in the new variant that led to the UK being forced once again into […]
The preliminary data, which have yet to be to peer-reviewed [see update below] and relate to only a small number of patients, also suggest that a significant proportion of over-eighty olds may not be sufficiently protected against infection until they have received their second dose of the vaccine. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus replicates and spreads, errors […]
Treating those most severely affected by COVID-19 has necessarily taken priority during the pandemic. But could long COVID be the next wave of the crisis?