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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Estée Török

Long hours running COVID-19 vaccine and drugs trials have left little time for Estée Török to contemplate her postponed wedding. With over 20 years' clinical research experience in infectious diseases in the UK and south-east Asia, she has a great deal to contribute to tackling the pandemic.

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Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in tandem with silicon solar cells to boost efficiencies.

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Eight Cambridge researchers elected as members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

Eight Cambridge researchers - six from the University of Cambridge and two from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - are among the 63 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

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Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity – typically office and desk-based jobs – are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Syphilitic city: One in five Georgian Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s, study suggests

250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated.

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Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates for COVID-19.

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Flashes bright when squeezed tight: how single-celled organisms light up the oceans

Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.

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Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops, and complex dynamics.

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Charlotte Summers

An intensive care specialist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Charlotte Summers has spent the last few months dealing with the biggest challenge of her career. And after long, exhausting days, the weekly Clap for Carers caught her by surprise.

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More than 100 University buildings reopened for research

This week, the University passed the key milestone of 100 reopened buildings, as researchers gradually return to the city and restart the work which was interrupted by lockdown, with new social distancing measures in place.

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