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Bernhard Url, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority: “Diseases affecting animals, humans and plants are spreading because of climate change.” Photograph: Pier Luigi Vasini

European food production is under constant threat from pathogens able to cross frontiers, and the health of EU citizens is also at risk from food-born(...)

Professor Lokesh Joshi of NUI Galway

The EU military is trying to develop ways to protect soldiers against biological warfare and it has turned to an Irish company to help develop a defen(...)

A Liberian man carries his sick brother suspected of having Ebola after being delayed admission to a treatment unit due to a lack of beds on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

Before this year, the largest-known outbreak of Ebola comprised 318 cases, in 1976. That was the year the virus first became known to scientists. T(...)

Dr Damien Thompson of the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

Scientists in Ireland, Zurich and Madrid have developed a new kind of medical sensor that can detect minute traces of a substance down to the level o(...)

A Liberian nurse wearing protective clothing during the removal and burial of an Ebola victim in the Virginia community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Scientists are hopeful that a new drug can treat the virus after  tests appeared to knock it out completely. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA.

An international team of scientists have come up with a drug therapy for the Ebola virus that appears to reverse the disease, knocking it out complete(...)