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Michael Barrett is professor of biochemical parasitology at the University of Glasgow
The discovery of hundreds of cases in Italy has made the spread of the disease in the UK almost inevitable.
How one person can accelerate a pandemic.
Funding from governments and the pharmaceutical industry to tackle infectious diseases has been waning for years.
The disease is spreading with terrifying speed but crucial lessons have been learned from previous epidemics.
New drugs have made the elimination of horrific conditions such as sleeping sickness feasible.
More than 1,100 cases of measels have been reported in England this year, as the anti-vax movement causes an alarming surge across the globe.
This year’s flu epidemic is far from over, but the vaccine race has already been lost.
Science has an enormous and complementary role to play in humanities-based research.
If the National Portrait Gallery celebrates the best of British achievements, there’s a vast area that is being overlooked.
Caledonian Asians and itinerant Englishmen (myself included) complement a healthy population of diehard Scots who continue to support the national game.