Is this really the end of our Covid nightmare?

Is this really the end of our Covid nightmare? Some scientists fear a third wave next winter, while others believe things are even better than Boris admits Deeply polarised views recently have led to academic equivalent of a stand-off Some say we’ll learn to live with the virus and accept a…

Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

Imagine the body’s instruction manual, the genome: here words are genes, letters are DNA, and the equivalent of typos can have disastrous consequences. In recent years, scientists have grown increasingly fluent in the language of genome, but much remains mysterious, including the function of many of our genes. Discovering what…

Atopic dermatitis: How allergens get on our nerves

Dry skin, pain, and itching… Atopic dermatitis affects the everyday lives of nearly 20% of children, and up to 5% of adults. The condition can have a significant impact on the quality of life of these patients. Several studies have shown that genetic factors are involved in the development of…