A graphic representation of novel coronavirus created by Irish scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.   It includes a realistic representation of its distinctive spike protein which may be key to developing a vaccine.

This is part of a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan who is examaining scientific initiatives (...)

A Chinese shopkeeper waits for customers at a local market in Beijing on March 4th. A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province may have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 in November last year. Photograph: Getty Images

This is the first in a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and develo(...)