How bot flies affect mouse opossums, and how climate change can make it worse

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘The impact of botfly parasitism on the health of the gracile mouse opossum (Gracilinanus agilis) by Emerson Vieira Two of the researchers associated with my lab, Priscilla L. Zangrandi, a PhD student at that time, and André F.

‘Let’s Talk’: The importance of collaborative diagnosis in psychiatry

The RCPsych Article of the Month for July is from BJPsych Advances and is entitled ‘Collaborative diagnosis between clinician and patient: why to do it and what to consider’ by Authors Corinna Hackmann, Jon Wilson, Amorette Perkins Hannah Zeilig.

Will Gene Sequencing Lead to New Weed Control Strategies?

Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two troublesome amaranthus species weeds that are resistant to multiple herbicides. They also have unique reproductive features.…

Q&A with Wireless Power Transfer Handling Editors

Wireless Power Transfer has welcomed new Executive Editors Patrick Hu, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Naoki Shinohara, Kyoto University, Japan as well as editorial board members Alessandra Costanzo, University of Bologna, Italy and Chunhua Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong to the journal.…

Government and the food and drink industry: an unhealthy relationship

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘Seven-year itch: The UK Government’s difficult relationship with the food and drink industry since ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England (2011)’ Authors Stuart W. Flint, Emily J. Oliver discuss their research below.

Do emojis pose a threat to the future of language?

Any headline that includes a yes/no question can usually be answered with an emphatic ‘no’. This is known as Betteridge’s law.…

Malthusian Moments – a special issue from The Historical Journal

This special issue offers a series of essays focused on variously pivotal Malthusian ‘moments’, showing the extent to which Malthus remains a living presence in debates about demography and the industrial revolution, as well as the history and reception of political theory, particularly radical forms of egalitarianism.

Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology

In 2005, I received a phone call from Patricia Casey, Professor (now Emeritus) of Psychiatry at University College Dublin. Would I be interested in working on a new edition of Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology with her? I stood up at once - the gravity of the occasion clearly required this - and I answered with the most emphatic Yes that I have ever uttered (apart from my wedding vows, of course). Certainly, I would revise Fish with her. Could we start today?