A health worker injects a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Casernes Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

AstraZeneca has reported a slightly lower efficacy rate for its Covid-19 vaccine after the results of an US clinical trial were criticised as outdated(...)

Data from  AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine trial that showed it was 79 per cent effective has been questioned by US health authorities. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

AstraZeneca may have used “outdated information” in the results of a large-scale Covid-19 vaccine trial, a US health agency said on Tuesday, casting f(...)

Covid-19: the Swiss-cheese respiratory virus pandemic defence infographic that Ian Mackay helped to develop

Lately, in the ongoing conversation about how to defeat coronavirus, experts have referred to the “Swiss cheese model” of pandemic defence. The metaph(...)

Matt Cooper, co-founder and chief executive of Inflazome

Matt Cooper, co-founder and chief executive of Irish biotech company Inflazome, has won top prize in the emerging category at the EY Entrepreneur of t(...)

Prof Matt Cooper: ‘If you want to get a drug to patients with these really sad diseases that affect us all eventually, or our families, the more shots on goal there are, whether it be Inflazome or someone else.’

It all began with a chance meeting. Trinity immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill was attending a medical conference in Australia when he bumped into Ma(...)

Dr Sinéad Bleiel, AnaBio Technologies

The last four of eight nominees in the Emerging category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are run in (...)

 Immunnologist Prof Luke O’Neill, who is a co-founder and chief scientific officer at Inflamazone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish specialty drug developer Inflazome has secured orphan drug designation for Inzomelid, a therapy that it is developing. Inflazome specialises i(...)

Harry McNulty following a Sevens Olympic qualifier in Colomiers last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harry McNulty’s tagline could be ‘a portrait of an artist as a rugby player,’ although he might choose to flip the two vocations in terms of pre-emine(...)

Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the lab at Moderna in Cambridge, MA.  Photograph: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe

Juan Andres woke up three times during the night after putting his precious vials of vaccine on the back of a delivery lorry. In late February, Modern(...)

‘Why do prominent scientists such as Richard Dawkins still campaign to replace religion with science?’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It has long been predicted that religion will wither away as science spreads globally. This prediction has failed to come true, however, as outlined b(...)

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