The COVID-19 Pandemic – News and Features
New “Slow Delivery, Escalating Dose” Vaccine Strategy To Help the Body Target HIV
Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered how the immune system can transform into an antibody-making machine capable of neutralizing one of the most elusive viruses out there: HIV.
“Forever” Chemicals Found in School Uniforms
A new study has found that schoolchildren across the United States and Canada could be exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – “forever” chemicals – via their school uniforms.
BYOD: The Future of Clinical Trials
BYOD has become an essential cornerstone of modern clinical trials. This article discusses the adoption of BYOD and the benefits it can bring to patients.
Vaccination Campaign Budgets Need a Boost for Disadvantaged Populations
According to a study, vaccination campaign budgets for disadvantaged, vulnerable populations need to be raised to reach the maximum health benefit for everyone.
Wastewater Monitoring Could Aid Understanding of Monkeypox Spread
Monkeypox is spreading rapidly throughout many parts of the world. To get a fast understanding of how the virus is moving through communities, researchers suggest turning to wastewater epidemiology.
mRNA Therapy for Ovarian Cancer Delivers Positive Results in Mice
A novel messenger RNA (mRNA)-based therapy has delivered promising results for treating ovarian cancer and cachexia – a muscle-wasting condition – when tested in animals.
Current Vaccination Strategies “Unlikely” To Eliminate Measles
New research modeling how the current vaccination strategies would impact the burden of measles and rubella indicates measles is "unlikely" to be eliminated in countries worst affected.
Food Insecurity Leads to Lasting Brain Changes in Mice
A new study simulated the effects of food insecurity in juvenile mice and found lasting changes later in life.
Downstream Processing in the Age of Precision Medicine: Trends and Challenges
This article discusses one of the key areas where innovation is needed: downstream processing.
No Link Between Vitamin D Supplements and COVID-19 Risk According to Two New Trials
According to two clinical trials, boosting vitamin D levels in adults during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was not associated with protection against respiratory tract infections or COVID-19.