Surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, holding up the genetically modified heart that would be transplanted into David Bennett.
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David Bennett owes a debt of gratitude, not only to the surgeon’s who saved his life but to Peter Medawar, the person who discovered why organs are rejected.
Having a range of immune cells that target different parts of the virus appears to make disease milder and could protect against future variants.
Tasting coffee at the Good African Coffee company’s factory, in Kampala, Uganda.
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The experiences of all past successful late industrialisers tell us that experimentation with policies resulted in better outcomes.
A breakthrough study from Israel showed why one-size-fits all diets simply don’t work.
The dust has settled on COP26 and one of the summit’s few achievements looks decidedly less impressive.
Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan will take over the North Shropshire seat from Conservative Owen Paterson.
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What the huge upset means for the Conservatives, the Lib Dems and the country.
In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission.
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Liverpool is the first city in England to investigate, via a land commission, how urban property can best serve everyone.
Antimicrobial resistance kills around 700,000 people worldwide annually. It is a top-ten global health threat.
Urban parks and waterways are crucial to the wellbeing of city residents.
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In cities across Europe, 62% of the population doesn’t have access to the amount of nature the World Health Organisation recommends.
A garment worker walks through a clothing factory in Montréal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. did not collect adequate information about workplace transmission.
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Routine collection of work information from people testing positive for COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic would have enabled better understanding of the role of workplaces in transmission.
The shipping sector is in urgent need of decarbonisation.
The global shipping sector delivers 90% of global trade and has a carbon footprint the size of Germany’s.
Where will an end to the conflict come from?
Internally displaced people in Tigray in April 2021.
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Extinction Rebellion protesters outside the Bank of England, September 2021.
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Research finds a link between rising temperatures and inflation.
Lagos, Nigeria is one of the cities growing at a rapid rate.
All too often, urban reforms are led by technical and infrastructural change, rather than by engaging people.
Residents contend with the flooding after a downpour in Accra, Ghana.
The fast growth of the metropolis and the city’s political significance, to its large informal economy and the challenges residents face.
India is sending doses overseas again, but exports are unlikely to properly ramp up until all Indian adults have been vaccinated.
Women in an Indonesian village plan strategies for reconstruction after extreme weather.
Researchers asked aid workers how to best prepare for the climate emergency in places where its effects are most severe.
The world is a much better place for the extra carbon being absorbed by forests, but it can never entirely offset emissions.
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.