Mutant versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have set off alarms worldwide. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to one of the laboratories racing to find out what these variants mean for COVID-19 transmissibility and virulence, along with the development of drugs and vaccines.
The pandemic has led to the steepest slowdown in human activity since the Second World War. Science Director, Roger Highfield, asks what this means for climate change.
Lockdowns and other stringent measures have been introduced in the wake of computer predictions about the pandemic. Roger Highfield, Science Director, looks at one of most advanced COVID-19 models, and results released today from the most sophisticated analysis of how it works.
With the launch of the Decade of Health campaign, Roger Highfield, Science Director, highlights a few of the many ways the UK has helped the world live longer, happier lives.
A study published today shows why changes in land use could pave the way for future disease outbreaks, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
Tomorrow (28th July), Locomotion will be our first of our five museums to open its doors to visitors. Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes the science behind reopening.
Never before have so many of the world’s researchers focused so urgently on a single topic. Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role of science in combating disease and how the greatest health challenge of a generation has changed science.
The UK has analysed the genetic sequences of more SARS-CoV-2 viruses than any other country. Science Director Roger Highfield investigates how this and other data can help understand how to control the virus and ultimately save lives.
Curator Alex Rose celebrates World Oceans Day with a look at the deep sea adventures of TOBI and GLORIA.
Viruses infect every living thing. Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses their origins and a brief history of virology.
The body’s protective immune system holds the key to diagnosing, treating and vaccinating against coronavirus. Science Director, Roger Highfield, focuses on antibodies.
The development of COVID-19 treatments, tests, drugs and vaccines will be accelerated by molecular understanding of the COVID-19 virus. Roger Highfield, Science Director, looks at what is happening in Britain’s most prestigious molecular biology laboratory.