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WHO hails 'triumph' as Merck's Ebola vaccine gets European green light

18 Oct 2019

LONDON The world's first Ebola vaccine was recommended for approval by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "triumph for public health" that would save many lives.

Brexit hits UK science funding, deters international researchers

17 Oct 2019

LONDON Uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union has hit science funding to the tune of almost half a billion euros and is putting off international researchers from coming to Britain, a leading institution said on Wednesday.

Brexit hits UK science funding, deters international researchers

16 Oct 2019

LONDON Uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union has hit science funding to the tune of almost half a billion euros and is putting off international researchers from coming to Britain, a leading institution said on Wednesday.

Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

14 Oct 2019

LONDON E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday.

'Alarming upsurge' in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns

11 Oct 2019

LONDON Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday.

Battery pioneers who made mobile revolution possible win Nobel chemistry prize

09 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for putting power in peoples pockets by developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel free revolutions possible. | Video

Science of far-away planets and infant universe wins Nobel prize

08 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns. | Video

Nobel Medicine Prize won by doctors for work on cells' response to oxygen

08 Oct 2019

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer. | Video

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