Epigenetics and lifestyle are conspiring to inflict a massive epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the subcontinent.

Nature Outlook maps the challenges in tackling the malaria epidemic.

A clinical trial that came under fire in India threatens to have a dual legacy: inflaming unfounded fears about a lifesaving vaccine and raising new questions about the management of medical research in the country.


Public health professionals are worried about the increasingly vocal anti-vaccination lobby in the USA and other western countries and their effect on immunisations globally.

If the endangered ape is to have a hope of survival, the plantations that have eaten away at its habitat must be part of the solution.

Fat: what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, or so you might think. But obesity seems to protect mice against a fatal form of malaria. Working out how it has this effect might lead to new treatments for people.