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(...)

A doctor holding a  test positive test for Malaria at the Magburaka PHC Primary Health Clinic in  Sierra Leone. Researchers at University College Cork have developed a new microneedle immunisation technology which could prove hugely significant in the fight against malaria. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a new microneedle immunisation technology which could prove hugely significant in the fight agai(...)