Lucky Bob?

It was recently suggested to me that Peter Piot, discoverer of the Ebola virus, has proclaimed that journalists save more lives than scientists. I haven’t heard this myself but I am aware that he has said numerous times that journalists save more lives than doctors. He initially made that statement in the context of HIV…

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Epidemiology Without Borders

What does this mean, you ask? I put this as the banner photo on my twitter feed @drmarkbooth to make a particular statement about the value that epidemiology offers.  Whenever I say I am epidemiologist it offers some insights into my role as a researcher, but does not indicate the depth or breadth of my…

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My tiny role in the success of a Nobel Prize winning medicine – oh wait, hang on a minute. Wrong parasite.

The 2015 Nobel Prize winners for Medicine has been awarded to the scientists who developed 2 major medicines that are now in widespread use against filarial nematodes and malaria. This award should be widely celebrated. But did you know that there is more to the story of one of the two medicines in the Nobel…

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becoming a transdisciplinarian

I got the idea for this blog after writing a few articles on linked-in and theconversation.com, as well as having undertaken a number of years researching neglected tropical diseases in the, er, tropics. During that time my own thoughts have evolved and I have found many times that significant questions remain after undertaking any one…

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