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July 12, 2016
Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be publishing a collection of articles about emerging diseases in our On the Horizon series. In this first post, we spoke to David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, about the risks and reasons that these diseases emerge.
June 20, 2016
On 6 July, the spacecraft Soyuz MS-01 is scheduled to blast-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, heading for the International Space Station (ISS). On board, will be Dr Kate Rubins, who, along with Anatoli Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi, will be part of the 48th expedition to the ISS, due to return in November this year.
April 14, 2016
Vaccines are an essential component of public health, keeping people safe against disease. But how do they work, how are they manufactured and what are the challenges involved? We spoke to Dr Sarah Gilbert from the Jenner Institute to find out more.
March 24, 2016
Dr Ben Longdon from the University of Cambridge is presenting his work on emerging viruses at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference today (24 March). He may have found the key to predicting which viruses will emerge to cause severe illness in humans, after jumping the species barrier.
March 18, 2016
In the modern world, the spread of diseases like MERS, SARS, avian flu, Ebola, and Zika virus seems almost unavoidable.
January 13, 2016
In the past few weeks, there have been a number of reports about the rise of Zika virus, another member of the family that includes yellow fever virus, dengue virus and West Nile virus. But what is Zika virus? How is it transmitted? We asked Dr Derek Gatherer from Lancaster University, who recently co-wrote a review on the virus for the Journal of General Virology.
September 25, 2015
In this month’s podcast: Ebola vaccines for chimpanzees and engineering the built environment to prevent the spread of infections.
June 25, 2015
We’ve been out and about this month, interviewing researchers in Glasgow, Manchester and Galway for the podcast. Up first, Ben travelled to Scotland to chat with Dr Adam Kucharski from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.