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Virology
New Approach for mRNA HIV Vaccine Passes First Human Trial
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Virology
New Approach for mRNA HIV Vaccine Passes First Human Trial
There is currently no HIV vaccine, but a new technique which produced specific immunity cells in humans may pave the way to one.
April 11, 2021

There is currently no HIV vaccine, but a new technique which produced specific immunity cells in humans may pave the way to one.

Coronavirus
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective in Adolescent Study
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine adolescents
Coronavirus
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective in Adolescent Study
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was reportedly 100% effective in a trial involving more than 2,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.
April 4, 2021

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was reportedly 100% effective in a trial involving more than 2,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.

Coronavirus
A Common Virus May Be the Key To a COVID Vaccine for Young Children
COVID vaccine for young children
Coronavirus
A Common Virus May Be the Key To a COVID Vaccine for Young Children
Researchers have reverse-engineered a common children’s virus to show the spike protein, potentially leading to a new COVID vaccine for young children.
March 28, 2021

Researchers have reverse-engineered a common children’s virus to show the spike protein, potentially leading to a new COVID vaccine for young children.

Coronavirus
US Will Spend $1 Billion Studying Long COVID
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Coronavirus
US Will Spend $1 Billion Studying Long COVID
The U.S. is dedicating $1.15 billion to studying long COVID, a condition in which survivors experience long-term effects of COVID-19.
March 14, 2021

The U.S. is dedicating $1.15 billion to studying long COVID, a condition in which survivors experience long-term effects of COVID-19.

Coronavirus
New Test Can Show If You’ve Had COVID-19, Even If Antibodies Fade
T cell test for covid
Coronavirus
New Test Can Show If You’ve Had COVID-19, Even If Antibodies Fade
The FDA has approved a T cell test for COVID, a first-of-its-kind assay that looks to the immune system’s memory.
March 13, 2021

The FDA has approved a T cell test for COVID, a first-of-its-kind assay that looks to the immune system’s memory.

Malaria
Can RNA Create a Malaria Vaccine?
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Malaria
Can RNA Create a Malaria Vaccine?
An effective malaria vaccine could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Can RNA vaccines like the ones fighting SARs-CoV-2 tackle another disease?
March 6, 2021

An effective malaria vaccine could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Can RNA vaccines like the ones fighting SARs-CoV-2 tackle another disease?

Tech for Wellbeing
Smartphones Can Track Your Blood Sugar Levels
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Tech for Wellbeing
Smartphones Can Track Your Blood Sugar Levels
The ability to easily monitor blood sugar levels would allow everyone to have more control over their own metabolic health — not just people with diabetes.
February 28, 2021

The ability to easily monitor blood sugar levels would allow everyone to have more control over their own metabolic health — not just people with diabetes.

Malaria
Cone Snail Venom May Help Treat Malaria
cone snail venom
Malaria
Cone Snail Venom May Help Treat Malaria
Clumps of infected red blood cells can make malaria dangerous even after its parasite is treated. Cone snail venom may one day help.
February 28, 2021

Clumps of infected red blood cells can make malaria dangerous even after its parasite is treated. Cone snail venom may one day help.

Public Health
A New Bird Flu Is Infecting People. Here’s What We Know.
H5N8 bird flu
Public Health
A New Bird Flu Is Infecting People. Here’s What We Know.
The H5N8 bird flu virus has reportedly infected seven poultry farm workers in Russia. Here’s what we know about the new avian flu threat.
February 27, 2021

The H5N8 bird flu virus has reportedly infected seven poultry farm workers in Russia. Here’s what we know about the new avian flu threat.