Combating infectious diseases and the threat of antimicrobial resistance remains one of the greatest global challenges.

Women in STEM: Valentina Ndolo

01 August 2019

Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the...

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Widely-available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA

24 June 2019

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by...

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HIV remission achieved in second patient

05 March 2019

A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, according to a study published today in Nature.

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Spanish Flu: a warning from history

30 November 2018

One hundred years ago, celebrations marking the end of the First World War were cut short by the onslaught of a devastating disease: the 1918-19...

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Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance

25 September 2018

Scientists hope that a new approach to vaccine development, combined with improved surveillance of potential future threats of outbreak, could...

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Ancient American dogs almost completely wiped out by arrival of European breeds

05 July 2018

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th century, all but wiped out the dogs that had lived alongside native people on the...

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Test can identify patients in intensive care at greatest risk of life-threatening infections

13 June 2018

Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant...

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Cost and scale of field trials for bovine TB vaccine may make them unfeasible

07 June 2018

Field trials for a vaccine to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) would need to involve 500 herds – potentially as many as 75,...

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New innovation hub aims to take a 'moon shot' at cystic fibrosis

18 April 2018

Almost 30 years on from the discovery of the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, treatment options are still limited and growing...

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