A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the team to help the Ugandan Ministry of Health monitor those in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
Funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office, our latest report the GDPR and Genomic data evaluates when, where and how the GDPR applies, and identifies key actions for the genomics communirlty, policy-makers and regulators to enable appropriate data protection while also facilitating genomic medicine and research.
The PHG Foundation has published a new report examining the true potential of AI to deliver genomic medicine. Artificial intelligence for genomic medicine sets out seven policy priorities for decision makers in order to make the best of AI efficiently, while mitigating harms associated with it. The report is free to download from the PHG […]
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today launched an inquiry on the science of COVID-19. The focus of this inquiry will be forward looking, aiming to help Government and society learn from the current pandemic and better prepare for future epidemics caused by this and other viruses. The inquiry will begin with […]
Through its long-standing partnership with Public Health England (PHE), operationalized by the team of Professor Daniela De Angelis, the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) is involved in the modelling work of the current Covid-19 epidemic that underlies the government’s decisions. Together with groups, including Imperial College, LSHTM, Warwick, Manchester, Exeter, Lancaster, the MRC BSU (Daniela De […]
The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced today by the Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser.
A logistics centre has been set up by Cambridge University to process donations of personal protective equipment – including face masks, gloves and visors from Cambridge labs – and make it readily available to NHS medics battling the COVID-19 outbreak.
Over the past 70 years richer nations have gradually lost their sense of danger concerning epidemics and serious infections. We must now reacquire this instinctive memory. By Gordon Dougan
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and the incidence is increasing. Could skin cancer detection be transformed by innovative technologies such as digital medicine and artificial intelligence, offering the potential for earlier diagnosis and treatment that could improve survival?
In its recent recommendation on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that “the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults (I statement).”1 This conclusion, supported by an updated evidence report and systematic review,2 is the […]