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Whether we measure molecules, bugs, body parts, health outcomes or policy impacts, our data sets are diverse, complex and ever-expanding. But how good are we at presenting key findings visually, not only to our academic peers, but in ways that appeal to non-specialist audiences?
Over 100 visitors joined Dr James Logan and his team in the Medical Parasitology Laboratory at the School to explore cutting edge entomological research on 18, 19 and 20 April 2013.
The ‘Secret Insects of Bloomsbury’ walks were part of the Wellcome Collection’s Who’s the Pest? series, which…
Three researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare. Read more
Not only are women who have experienced violence from their partner (intimate partner violence) at higher risk of becoming depressed, but women who are depressed may also be at increased risk of experiencing intimate partner violence, according to a study led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Read more
Has Global Fund support for civil society advocacy in the former Soviet Union established meaningful engagement or ‘a lot of jabber about nothing’? Andrew Harmer et. al. investigate in this month's issue of leading health policy journal published bimonthly by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Oxford University Press. Read more
Every year we celebrate our birthdays but for millions of people, the day of new life is robbed of celebration. Maternal, newborn, child deaths and stillbirths are major contributors to ill-health worldwide and account for over nine million deaths every year, most of which are preventable. Happier birth days are dependent on improving the health of babies, girls, and women around the world. Read more
A new international consortium that aims to develop effective treatments for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been launched. The AfriCoLeish consortium brings together six leading institutions from East Africa and Europe, including the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The project, which is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme through a grant of €3 million (£2,559,234), runs for three years and will also look at co-infection of the disease with HIV. Read more
The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding programme if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the €70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 programme kicking off in 2014, according to an academic paper published by SAGE in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.
The Commission has already taken important steps to reduce administration costs and stimulate the participation of small business in research, but there are still significant gaps, say the authors of Europe’s ‘Horizon 2020’ science funding programme: How is it shaping up? Read more
A new four-year collaborative research and innovation project that aims to address the link between tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes has been launched. The TANDEM project, which is coordinated by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, officially got underway with a meeting at the School on 10 and 11 April 2013. Read more
By Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This blog post was first published in the Guardian Friday 12 April 2013.
I have spent my career seeking to understand and tackling deadly viruses, from ebola to HIV. But polio stands out because, unlike these diseases, we already hold the key to its eradication: effective vaccines. Vaccines successfully defeated polio in Europe more than a decade ago, and today we have an unprecedented opportunity to end the disease globally. Read more