World Mosquito Day marks the date in 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross made his discovery of malaria parasites in a mosquito abdomen, establishing mosquitoes as the vector that transmits malaria to humans. To celebrate the day this year the School’s Library was transformed into a 1930’s style tearoom, complete with Lyons Corner House waitresses serving up mountains of scones and homemade cake, washed down with tea served from a decorative samovar in vintage teacups.
An international collaborative study funded by the Wellcome Trust and led by researchers from the School has found that low levels of vitamin C in the blood are associated with age-related cataract in older Indians. Read more
The School’s Professor of International Mental Health Vikram Patel shared his views on what the world’s research priorities in mental health should be. Read more
New research has suggested that tranexamic acid has the potential to prevent people dying from head injuries. The CRASH-2 Intracranial Bleeding Study highlights the potential of the cheap, off-patent drug to help people suffering from brain trauma and is published online by the BMJ. Read more
From studies evaluating HIV prevention and treatment strategies to randomised trials of new drugs against neglected tropical diseases, a 40-year-old research group based at the School has been working hard to improve the health of people in developing countries. Launching its 40th birthday celebrations, the Tropical Epidemiology Group has recently published its biennial report which highlights the wide variety of work its members have been involved in throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America in 2009-10. Read more