Polio spreads.

18 October 2011 grant b 0

BBC says the disease, once thought practically eradicated, is now moving out into China from Pakistan: Polio has been found in China for the first […]

Measles rising.

26 May 2011 grant b 0

The aptly named PLoS blog “The Panic Virus” brings together a few disturbing strands of information about the anti-vaccination movement and the growing threat of […]

The Soul of the Zombie Ant.

13 May 2011 grant b 0

National Geographic has some creepy new insights into one of nature’s creepiest reproductive strategies. The zombie ants – insects whose brains have been hijacked by […]

Fear the superbug. Fear it.

20 September 2010 grant b 0

Wired is feeling… apprehensive… about the latest progress made by the “Indian superbug” gene: This week, I’m at ICAAC (the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial […]

DARPA wants Prophecy.

4 June 2010 grant b 0

Wired’s Danger Room sees all, knows all, and reveals all – including the Pentagon’s plan to predict biological attacks by knowing all possible outcomes: They’re […]

Flu’s in your head.

10 March 2010 grant b 0

BBC has an interesting report on the psychological dimensions of flu: While it seems obvious that we feel under-par when we are ill, Dr Harrison […]