Endometriosis falls into the abyss of ‘women’s diseases’: Here’s what a pioneering bioengineer is designing to redress that

Endometriosis falls into the abyss of ‘women’s diseases’: Here’s what a pioneering bioengineer is designing to redress that

Dr. [Linda] Griffith founded the [Gynepathology Research] lab in 2009 with the goal of helping researchers solve endometriosis, a chronic ...
How long do vaccines provide COVID protection? Data coming into focus and it’s promising news

How long do vaccines provide COVID protection? Data coming into focus and it’s promising news

Exactly how long does a COVID-19 vaccine last? More information exists about Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines than the Johnson ...
Can ‘remarkable’ mRNA technology used to develop Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines combat other diseases?

Can ‘remarkable’ mRNA technology used to develop Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines combat other diseases?

Harry Al-Wassiti, a bioengineer from Monash University, has been working with mRNA technology for several years, and he describes the ...
Home cure for COVID? Pfizer testing a pill that offers promise

Home cure for COVID? Pfizer testing a pill that offers promise

At two anonymous Pfizer buildings, one in the U.S. and one in Belgium, a remarkable experiment is under way. Up ...
Biden administration supports easing patent rights on COVID vaccines in effort to accelerate global distribution, breaking from European Union

Biden administration supports easing patent rights on COVID vaccines in effort to accelerate global distribution, breaking from European Union

The Biden administration, in a major decision [May 5], said it would support easing patent rules on Covid-19 vaccines after ...
Viewpoint: COVID lockdown denialists are immune to the hard realities of a relentless virus

Viewpoint: COVID lockdown denialists are immune to the hard realities of a relentless virus

I am no lockdown junkie. I’d like to get that straight before I explain why the most extreme variant of ...
Video: ‘The palette of modern therapeutics’ — mRNA and the COVID vaccines explained

Video: ‘The palette of modern therapeutics’ — mRNA and the COVID vaccines explained

Rather than tinkering with the virus or its parts, [mRNA vaccine technology] harnesses the “beauty of our biology” to deliver ...
Subtle shift in the causes and treatment of cancer in the US underway

Subtle shift in the causes and treatment of cancer in the US underway

At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of ...
Unwitting COVID carriers: 20-college study trying to answer when it will be safe to go maskless

Unwitting COVID carriers: 20-college study trying to answer when it will be safe to go maskless

All three authorized vaccines in the United States offer recipients robust protection against illness, particularly the worst cases. But how ...
Viewpoint: Herpes linked to COVID vaccine? Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post descends into conspiracy mongering

Viewpoint: Herpes linked to COVID vaccine? Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post descends into conspiracy mongering

Lately, the New York Post seems to be on a mission to scare as many people as possible out of ...
Malaria vaccine? Burkina Faso trial shows Oxford shot is up to 77% effective

Malaria vaccine? Burkina Faso trial shows Oxford shot is up to 77% effective

The hunt for a malaria vaccine has been going on the best part of a century. One, the Mosquirix vaccine ...
Is the CDC’s ultra-cautious approach to relaxing masking and distancing guidelines feeding vaccine hesitancy?

Is the CDC’s ultra-cautious approach to relaxing masking and distancing guidelines feeding vaccine hesitancy?

[The CDC said April 27 that] fully vaccinated people can unmask at small outdoor gatherings or when dining outside with ...
‘Messy trials, manufacturing nightmares, and political and economic rivalry’: Behind the scenes at the AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine blunders

‘Messy trials, manufacturing nightmares, and political and economic rivalry’: Behind the scenes at the AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine blunders

The story of the vaccine that AstraZeneca developed with the University of Oxford is marked by noble intentions, communication blunders, ...
Sharon Peacock: COVID-19 Variant Hunter

Sharon Peacock: COVID-19 Variant Hunter

The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that ...
Opioid vaccine could rein in addictions? Shot in development targets fentanyl, blocks drug from reaching the brain

Opioid vaccine could rein in addictions? Shot in development targets fentanyl, blocks drug from reaching the brain

Research is underway to develop a twice-per-year vaccine that may help people overcome opioid addiction. The vaccine, which is being ...
Modifying plants is harmful in crops and food but not to fight COVID? Tobacco plant-derived vaccine under evaluation for approval in Canada

Modifying plants is harmful in crops and food but not to fight COVID? Tobacco plant-derived vaccine under evaluation for approval in Canada

Medicago is a pioneer of plant-derived therapeutics. Its tech takes the idea of traditional vaccine manufacturing – based on using ...
Viewpoint — Conservative evangelicals and disinformation: Conspiracy theories spreading almost as fast as COVID in rightwing strongholds

Viewpoint — Conservative evangelicals and disinformation: Conspiracy theories spreading almost as fast as COVID in rightwing strongholds

White evangelical Christians make up about 41 million people, according to the Pew Research Center — and they are one ...
Debating the possible origins of COVID-19: A lab-escaped bioweapon? Animal poop? Random mutations of an existing virus?

Debating the possible origins of COVID-19: A lab-escaped bioweapon? Animal poop? Random mutations of an existing virus?

“Virus outbreak: research says COVID-19 likely synthetic,” shouted the headline in the Taipei Times on February 23, 2020. The idea ...
Cancer and HIV vaccines next? mRNA technology behind Moderna and Pfizer COVID shots could lead to vaccines for numerous difficult-to-treat diseases

Cancer and HIV vaccines next? mRNA technology behind Moderna and Pfizer COVID shots could lead to vaccines for numerous difficult-to-treat diseases

Following effective clinical trial results and millions of successful vaccinations with mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, researchers now are looking into how ...
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Viewpoint: Facebook and fake news — How the social media giant has emerged as the perfect platform for vaccine misinformation

Viewpoint: Facebook and fake news — How the social media giant has emerged as the perfect platform for vaccine misinformation

You’d think during the worst pandemic in a century virtually everyone would be desperate to get their hands on a ...
Carrot or stick? After offering incentives for staff to get vaccinated, Houston Methodist becomes first US hospital to require shots — or face termination

Carrot or stick? After offering incentives for staff to get vaccinated, Houston Methodist becomes first US hospital to require shots — or face termination

The [Houston Methodist] hospital system is requiring that all of its workers get their shots by June 7, making it ...
Personalized medicine: ‘Race’ matters when it comes to genetic diseases and hard-wired drug responses

Personalized medicine: ‘Race’ matters when it comes to genetic diseases and hard-wired drug responses

Although race is a social rather than biological construct, there are inherited genetic variations that play a role in drug ...
How long does COVID vaccine immunity last? When might we need a booster?

How long does COVID vaccine immunity last? When might we need a booster?

Current research shows that people who have been infected with covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, retained immunity that ...
400,000 people – that’s how many die from malaria each year. Here’s how gene editing and gene drives could prevent those deaths

400,000 people – that’s how many die from malaria each year. Here’s how gene editing and gene drives could prevent those deaths

The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 409,000 in 2019. There is an urgent need to find new ways ...
Can you get COVID after vaccination? Only a handful of cases reported so far

Can you get COVID after vaccination? Only a handful of cases reported so far

Nearly 83 million Americans have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, and it’s unclear just how many ...
Are masks causing more harm than good in battling COVID? Fringe journal publishes speculative report falsely linked to Stanford, fueling conservative media outburst

Are masks causing more harm than good in battling COVID? Fringe journal publishes speculative report falsely linked to Stanford, fueling conservative media outburst

Websites and social media users ranging from political candidates to health influencers are falsely claiming a study published on a ...
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