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Tagged With: Vaccination

Why should we vaccinate our children?

By Professor Nigel Brown FRSB, President of the Microbiology Society. Since 1998 there has been a lot of debate about the safety of vaccination. This originated with a paper that argued that the triple Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination in infants is related to autism.  There have also been statements that vaccines contain toxic compounds and that … Continue reading »

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Eradicating malaria: the evolution problem

Dr Tony Holder is Head of the Division of Parasitology at the MRC-National Institute for Medical Research, and has worked on malaria for nearly 35 years. He will be speaking at the Biology Week Debate: ‘Malaria eradication – Can we do it? Should we do it?’ at the Royal Institution on Thursday 16th October. There … Continue reading »

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Edward Jenner: The end of plagues?

John Rhodes, immunologist and author of a new book about Edward Jenner and vaccination, The End of Plagues: The Global Battle Against Infectious Disease, pays tribute to Jenner. Jenner won a place in our online poll in June to find the top ten biologists who had changed the world as part of our hertiage focused … Continue reading »

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