Conservation, biodiversity and infectious disease: scientific evidence and policy implications
Compiled and edited by Hillary Young, Chelsea Wood, A Marm Kilpatrick, Kevin Lafferty, Charles Nunn and Jeffrey Vincent
Addresses the complexity of the links between conservation and health.
The 2013-16 West African Ebola epidemic: data, decision-making and disease control
Compiled and edited by Katherine E. Atkins, W. John Edmunds and Cordelia E.M. Coltart
Reviews the key lessons learnt from the recent outbreak.
Opening the black box: re-examining the ecology and evolution of parasite transmission
Compiled and edited by Joanne Lello and Andy Fenton
Highlights current research in transmission - the least well-studied or understood component of the parasite life cycle.
Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience
Compiled and edited by Matthew C. Fisher, Neil A.R. Gow and Sarah J. Gurr
Unites researchers sharing a common aim – to exploit advances in biology to understand the drivers causing the emergence of pathogenic fungi and to forge a research agenda to mitigate their impact.
Interoception beyond homeostasis: affect, cognition and mental health
Compiled and edited by Manos Tsakiris and Hugo D. Critchley
Provides scientific insights into how information about the internal body is represented in the brain and integrated with thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Evolutionary ecology of arthropod anti-microbial peptides
Compiled and edited by Jens Rolff and Paul Schmid-Hempel
This theme issue examines the role of AMPs in their natural context as the main interface between host and microbes.
Understanding variation in human fertility: what can we learn from evolutionary demography?
Compiled and edited by David W Lawson, Rebecca Sear, Mary K Shenk, Stephen C Stearns and Hillard Kaplan
Showcases how evolutionary approaches can help us understand the puzzle of why fertility varies so much.
Compiled and edited by Kevin Lafferty and Eileen Hofmann
Assesses the state of marine disease research, considers current challenges and suggests new frameworks for studying and managing marine diseases.
The dynamics of antibody repertoires
Compiled and edited by Sarah Cobey, Frederick A Matsen IV and Patrick Wilson
Researchers from immunology, evolution, ecology, mathematics and computation present new methods and analyses to understand the evolution of B cell repertoires.
Within-host dynamics of infection: from ecological insights to evolutionary predictions
Compiled and edited by Olivier Restif and Andrea Graham
This theme issue showcases the contributions of ecology to elucidating the within-host dynamics of infection.
The paradigm shift for forensic science
Compiled and edited by Niamh Nic Daeid and Sue Black
The discipline of forensic science is facing problems internationally, and the discipline is approaching a critical juncture. This issue examines what has recently transpired and lays the groundwork for the future.
Cancer across life: Peto's paradox and the promise of comparative oncology
Compiled and edited by Joshua Schiffman, Carlo C. Maley, Leonard Nunney, Michael Hochberg and Matthew Breen
Highlights discoveries in the emerging area of ‘comparative oncology’, with a particular focus on ‘Peto’s paradox’: the lack of a relationship between cancer incidence and body size and longevity.
Biological challenges to effective vaccines in the developing world
Compiled and edited by Nicholas Grassly, Gagandeep Kang and Beate Kampmann
Reviews our current state of knowledge, reports recent findings and develops a research agenda for more effective vaccines and vaccination strategies.
Antimicrobial resistance: addressing the threat to global health
Compiled and edited by Roy Anderson
Covers perspectives on the problem of antimicrobial resistance from many different fields including scientific, clinical, public health, veterinary, industry and government.
The sociality-health-fitness nexus in animal societies
Compiled and edited by Peter Kappeler and Charles Nunn
Integrates new findings on the interrelationships among sociality, health and fitness in a wide array of group-living species, ranging from ants to humans.
Climate change and vector-borne diseases of humans
Compiled and edited by Paul Parham, Joanna Waldock, George Christophides and Edwin Michael
Reports the latest findings on how a range of epidemiological, environmental and socioeconomic factors are likely to govern the future impact of vector borne diseases.
Human evolution: brain, birth weight and the immune system
Compiled and edited by Graham J Burton, Ashley Moffett and Barry Keverne
Explores the complex network of interactions regulating brain development in the light of new concepts in placental evolution, the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, and genomic imprinting.
Assessing risks and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment on wildlife and ecosystems
Compiled and edited by Kathryn Arnold, A Ross Brown, Gerald Ankley and John Sumpter
Looks at the risks that pharmaceuticals in the environment pose to the health and long-term viability of free-living animals and ecosystems.
After 2015: infectious diseases in a new era of health and development
Compiled and edited by Christopher Dye and Anne O'Garra
Discusses how efforts to control infections will fare in the era of sustainable development, and how will science help to meet the challenge.
Ion channels, transporters and cancer
Compiled and edited by Mustafa B.A. Djamgoz, R. Charles Coombes and Albrecht Schwab
Examines the involvement and clinical potential of ion transport mechanisms in cancer.
Language in developmental and acquired disorders
Compiled and edited by Dorothy VM Bishop, Kate Nation and Karalyn Patterson
Brings together experts from different domains to discover shared insights into how language is acquired and how it is organised in the brain.
Synaptic plasticity in health and disease
Compiled and edited by Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris
Celebrates 40 years of research into long-term potentiation (LTP). Together with other forms of synaptic plasticity, LTP is widely believed to provide the cellular mechanism underlying learning and memory.