12-18 March 2016

Ellen Flint’s research which found that walking and cycling to work is linked with lower body fat and BMI in mid-life results in over 300 pieces of coverage including BBC Online: “This study shows that people who do manage to build some level of physical exertion into their…

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5-11 March 2016

Laura Rodrigues appears on BBC Panorama from the Zika frontline in Recife, Brazil, to discuss her studies into microcephaly: “Women who are pregnant and get Zika don’t know if the risk to their babies is 5% or 95%. I think the world has to prepare to live with Zika…

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27 February – 4 March 2016

Jimmy Whitworth speaks to Associated Press about a study by Insitut Pasteur which provides evidence for a link between Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Jimmy discusses whether this study reveals any information about a possible link between Zika and microcephaly: “Both Guillain-Barré syndrome and microcephaly are neurological…

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19 – 26 February 2016

Laura Rodrigues is quoted by Reuters about the ongoing work to prove a link between the Zika virus and congenital birth defect microcephaly, including her own research in Brazil: “We will follow them [pregnant women thought to be infected with Zika] to establish what proportion will have a miscarriage or…

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13 – 19 February 2016

Jimmy Whitworth is quoted by BBC News about recent Brazilian research showing that Zika virus has been identified in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses have been diagnosed with congenital birth defect microcephaly: “This study does strengthen the body of evidence that Zika virus is the cause…

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6 – 12 February 2016

Peter Piot is the guest on BBC Radio 4’s Life Scientific, speaking about his career fighting infectious diseases including Ebola and HIV: “Who would have thought that at the end of the 20th century a new virus would pop up that cumulatively has now infected 80 million people and…

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30 January – 5 February 2016

Peter Piot speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Today about Zika virus ahead of the World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee meeting (from 02h14m): “WHO clearly dropped the ball responding to the Ebola crisis, it took about five months to declare Ebola in West Africa a public health emergency. By…

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23 – 29 January 2016

Laura Rodrigues speaks to BBC Six O’Clock News about the ongoing Zika virus outbreak, as the WHO calls a meeting to discuss whether the virus should be treated as a global emergency (from 03m40s): “We need to know the risk. If a woman has Zika, is the risk of…

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16 – 22 January 2016

Joy Lawn leads a major Ending Preventable Stillbirths series published this week in The Lancet: the story is covered around the globe by more than 750 online and print publications, and across major broadcast outlets worldwide.

Joy speaks to BBC World News TV: “Even here in the UK where we…

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9 – 15 January 2016

Narat Punyacharoensin is quoted in The Independent as lead author of new research showing that giving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medicine to healthy men who have sex with men could help to prevent thousands of new cases of HIV in the UK each year: “Current prevention efforts in the UK…

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