From a universal flu vaccine that could save us from a pandemic, to vaccines that target ticks and mosquitoes, Horizon looks at the science of vaccines during the month of February.
The bacteria that causes TB infects over a quarter of the world’s population, and we speak to the European scientists who are closing in on a vaccine for the disease that could save millions of lives.
We also look at the rise of measles and mumps as a result of fears over the MMR vaccination – and interview researchers who are collecting information to try to prevent unnecessary future vaccine scares.
Removing carbon dioxide from natural gas to reduce emissions, creating biosensors to detect molecules and enhancing night vision goggles – the potential applications of graphene seem endless.
Researchers are trialling smartwatch-style wearable technology that could diagnose mental health conditions as accurately and objectively as tests for physical diseases, and they hope that real-time monitoring of the data could help prevent suicide.
To buy or not to buy? That is the clothes shoppers’ eternal question - and it’s one that’s even trickier when shopping online. Now, help is at hand in the form of 3D avatars that are tailored to your own body shape and allow you to virtually try on clothes before deciding whether or not to buy.
Parents can fit clothes to 3D avatars of their kids.
She has won the 2015 Körber European Science Prize for her work in creating new materials that respond to both electric and magnetic fields.