Kevin Govender will become the first South African to receive a medal at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival.
More than 3 100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Scientists are trialling a drug that has extended the life of mice by 35 percent.
Widespread use of sunscreen has led to vitamin D deficiencies but now scientists have come up with a solution.
The World Health Organisation has moved to build a global response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Launched 50 years ago, the Enterprise is being repaired for its new museum home.
The WHO's emergency committee will debate whether a Zika virus outbreak should be considered a global health emergency.
Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus.