The genomes of two distinct strains of the virus that causes the common lip cold sore, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), have been identified within the same person - an achievement that could be useful to forensic scientists for tracing a person's history.
Researchers have overturned a century old assumption that “kissing bugs” only feed on blood.
Laura Grace, who is studying for a PhD in Medicine, has attended Parliament to present her biomedical research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain.
Business leaders are invited to discover how new materials are changing the world and providing scientific and commercial opportunities.
Lancaster University has completed the acquisition of land for the development of a pioneering new campus that will drive innovation in healthcare.
Patients in Lancashire will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care.
Have you ever wondered why flu epidemics are seasonal? Or why you can catch flu year after year?
The Zika virus, carried by Aedes mosquitos and previously a slow pandemic, is on the rise across the Americas – and its rapid spread is causing serious concern to health officials.
An expert in Ebola from Lancaster has hailed “a major step forward” in the diagnosis of the disease after working with the World Health Organisation.
Over the past two decades, Africa has seen substantial numbers of armed conflicts which pose significant challenges to the control of malaria which killed 438,000 and infected 2.1 million people this year.