Prof Mark Ferguson: “There is a huge amount of goodwill out there in the research community, but sometimes they aren’t aware of the problems that need to be solved.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has developed a five-point plan which outlines key activities where the research community can make a positive contri(...)

The target proteins for a coronavirus vaccine are  the spikes that give the virus its crown-like appearance, hence the name coronavirus. Photograph:  Getty Images

A vaccine for Covid-19 is soon to be injected into healthy volunteers in Seattle, US. The National Institutes of Health in the US will run these tests(...)

Kylene Karnuth, a clinical lab scientist, works with coronavirus samples as researchers begin a trial to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of the coronavirus disease  at the University of Minnesota, US. Photograph:  Craig Lassig/Reuters

A race is being fought from every corner of the world to find a coronavirus vaccine. It is an immense effort involving co-operation between countries,(...)

Covid-19: Tackle it with London College of Political Technologists’ Coronavirus Tech Handbook.

Can techies help beat the coronavirus? The London College of Political Technologists thinks so. This independent UK-based organisation has created an (...)

A CureVac office in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Armando Babano/EPA

The main shareholder of a German company developing a vaccine for coronavirus has dismissed a buy-up approach by the US government. CureVac, a biotec(...)

Harvey Duthie  will be responsible for shaping  University of Limerick Foundation’s  fundraising drive.

The University of Limerick’s (UL) fundraising arm has appointed a new chief executive. The UL Foundation, which has raised approximately €200 million(...)

A child receives a polio vaccination drop in Nkozi town, about 84 km from Uganda’s  capital city Kampala on October 19th, 2019. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP

In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road to wiping out polio, global health officials have announced that two of th(...)

Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker: “Europe cannot and must not be a fortress with its back to the world.”

Growing inequality in Europe, fuelled by some governments’ failure to “deliver the benefits of economic growth to the people” must be tackled if the m(...)

 Bill Gates at Trump Tower in New York. It  was during a  meeting between Gates and Trump in March of 2018 that the billionaire  claims he changed the president’s opinion on vaccinations.   Photograph:  Getty Images

How did Bill Gates manage to sway Donald Trump towards a pro-vaccination stance? By being there. There is a site where people share their favourite (...)

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