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Leading scientist Jeremy Farrar warns the disease will "not be done by Christmas".
Sage member Sir Jeremy Farrar says the UK is on a "knife edge" and must get prepared for a second wave later this year.
The Departure Lounge project wants people to get more comfortable talking about the end of life. The initiative, made by the Academy of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, invites visitors to find out more about end-of-life provisions such as will-writing and treatment wishes. The project took over a store unit inside Lewisham shopping centre, in south-east London.
Britain's Wellcome Trust global health charity is injecting £80 million into new research about treating snake bites, calling it a “hidden health crisis”. Snake bites kill 120,000 people a year and up to 400,000 people suffer life-changing injuries form bites, including amputations. Researchers point to the over 100-year-old process of making antivenom which is expensive and unreliable. The trust hopes the money will lead to some new innovations around the treatment and accessibility of treating snake bites, which overwhelmingly affect the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and South America.
The charity says it will stop funding anyone accused of inappropriate behaviour.
The outbreak is estimated to cost more than R300-million to contain.
The Wellcome Image Awards showcase the best in science image making and recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. For the first time in the Awards' 19 year history, an illustration claimed the top prize. Meet this year's 20 winning images...
While lambs' hearts, horsehair and blown glass artillery shells may seem an unlikely combination with which to spark debate around the cultural phenomena of remembrance, these are the materials I've used for my delicate Papaver rhoeas poppy sculptures, currently on show in London.
In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.