Oxford professors Sarah Gilbert, Louise Richardson and Andy Pollard (bottom left) speak to Britain’s Prince Willam about their vaccine success.

It took Oxford University’s brightest minds decades of work to give them the expertise to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. In the end, it was a momentary e(...)

Dr Tess Lambe: ‘Normally it takes up to 10 years for a vaccine to be developed.’ Photograph: John Cairns

When Irish scientist Prof Tess (Teresa) Lambe heard the interim results of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials at the weekend, she almost b(...)

If vaccines stop 90% of infection, herd immunity is realisable. File photograph: Getty

The northern hemisphere faces a bleak winter of rising Covid-19 cases, but signals that two rapidly engineered vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna work on (...)

A team of experts at the University of Oxford are working to develop a vaccine that could prevent people from getting Covid-19. Photograph: Sean Elias/PA Wire

There’s enormous pressure on authorities to solve the Covid-19 pandemic. A vaccine is one potential solution. In July, US president Donald Trump toure(...)

Results of phase 1 trials suggest the vaccine triggers two types of immune response. Photograph: EPA

The first human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford suggest it is safe and triggers two types of i(...)

Dr Anne Moore: ‘Hopefully in the future, vaccines will be easy to administer, with a patch or a tablet.’

You work on vaccines that don’t need to be delivered using large needles, I like the sound of that. What are you developing? I am working on delivery(...)

Irish scientist Prof Adrian Hill is the director of Oxford Unversity’s Jennings Institute.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to st(...)

Mosquitos, in the world’s largest mosquito factory   in Guangzhou, China, used for Zika research. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Scientists in the US believe they are a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect people from Zika. Research on mice has shown that two vaccines (...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

Computer-aided rendering of Ebola virus. Illustration: Thinkstock

An Irish scientist is to lead trials of the first vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus, following this week’s decision by British authorities to give(...)

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