3 – 9 May

Nick Thomson on BBC One’s Bang Goes The Theory takes a look at live images of cholera bacteria  in the School’s microscopy labs: “This is a liquid culture of cholera. They look pretty innocuous, but believe me, this is the bacteria that’s responsible for considerable misery and…

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26 April – 2 May

Branwen Hennig and Andrew Prentice talk to BBC News about their new study revealing how a mother’s diet before pregnancy can permanently affect her child’s DNA: “Our results have shown that maternal nutrition pre-conception and in early pregnancy is important and may have implications for health outcomes…

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12 – 25 April

David Heymann is interviewed by CNN on the latest Ebola outbreak.

David Heymann also discusses new cases of MERS in Saudi Arabia for Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Business Week: “Whenever there’s an emerging infection from the animal kingdom into humans, it’s a cause for alarm. These are random…

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5 – 11 April

Nicholas Mays speaks to BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Devon, BBC Radio Shropshire and BBC News Online on the School’s study into the health systems of the four countries of the UK: “There has been a significant improvement in performance, including in Northern Ireland. As regards hospital-acquired infections, the…

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29 March – 4 April 2014

David Heymann is interviewed on BBC World News TV, BBC News at Ten and BBC Newsnight on the latest outbreak of Ebola: “When humans are infected they then become very sick and many times they die and they transmit it maybe to a family member too, but the family stays…

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22- 28 March 2014

Peter Piot speaks to BBC World Service’s Newshour (45m 28s), BBC World News TV, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and The Independent on the latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea: “What we’re seeing is a pattern that’s been repeated in nearly every single Ebola outbreak. It started in…

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15 – 21 March 2014

Alma Adler discusses the latest results from Flusurvey with The Express, which suggest that 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise a week can lower the risk of contracting flu: “We already know that ­people who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease…

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8 – 14 March 2014

Menno Bouma speaks to BBC World News Television, Fox News, Scientific American and BBC World Service’s Newshour (report begins at 18m 48s) about his new research providing the first hard evidence of a link between climate change and malaria: “These changes have been predicted over 20 years ago, but…

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1 – 7 March 2014

Vikram Patel is featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific discussing his lifelong journey in global mental health research.

Martin McKee is interviewed on Newsnight about whether e-cigarettes are a ‘trojan horse’ for smoking.

Menno Bouma speaks to Reuters, The Independent, The Weather Channel, Irish Times and…

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22 – 28 February 2014

Nick Black discusses hospital death rates on BBC Radio 4’s File on 4: “I don’t think there’s any value in the publication of HMSR [Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios] and I would go further and say it is a distraction, because it creates the risk of it giving…

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