Vaccinators Joan Love and Mary Hanafin administering Covid-19 vaccinations at the   Aviva Stadium, Co Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: t(...)

 The US president Joe Biden and  vice-president Kamala Harris during a visit  to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Friday. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris met members of the Asian-American community in Atlanta on Friday, as the city continued to ree(...)

Covid-19: new research suggests the virus will be of concern only in under-fives, subjecting even them to mere sniffles or no symptoms at all. Photograph: Jordi Janau/ Moment/Getty

As millions are inoculated against coronavirus, and the pandemic’s end finally seems to glimmer into view, scientists are envisioning what a postvacci(...)

About 3,000 breast cancer cases are detected in Ireland each year, of which about 70 per cent are at the early stage. Photograph: iStock

New research indicates the great majority of postmenopausal women with one of the most common forms of early-stage breast cancer can be spared unneces(...)

Jack Charlton. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Former Ireland football manager Jack Charlton, who died earlier this year, and World Health Organisation official Dr Michael Ryan are among 14 recipie(...)

Although researchers cannot forecast how long these immune responses will last, many experts consider the data an indication that the body’s most studious cells are doing their job. Photograph: iStock

To the immune system, not all germs are equally memorable. But our body’s cells seem to be seriously studying up on the coronavirus. Scientists who h(...)

A woman, infected by the new  coronavirus, awaits a Caesarean section, in China. The risks for pregnant women worldwide seem no greater than for anyone else, but initial  research only applies to later stage of pregnancy. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Pregnant women are often particularly susceptible to respiratory infections and, once infected, can become seriously ill, with long-lasting consequenc(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Gopala Anumanchipalli, a neurologist at UCSF, holding an array of electrodes similar to those used in a study. Photograph: University of California, San Francisco via The New York Times

“In my head, I churn over every sentence 10 times, delete a word, add an adjective, and learn my text by heart, paragraph by paragraph,” Jean-Dominiqu(...)

The electrode array used in a groundbreaking new study. Photograph: University of California, San Francisco via The New York Times

A brain decoder that allows people literally to “speak their minds” could one day help doctors communicate with patients who cannot talk. The technol(...)

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