Once-promising mRNA COVID-19 vaccine disappoints with final trial data

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

And despite CureVac’s mRNA stumble we are quickly learning how to optimize these vaccines with newer, safer, and more effective iterations in development.

COVID-19 infections are rare and mild after vaccination

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

This means full vaccination was 91 percent effective at preventing any kind of SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Rebel Cell: Book Review

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Geneticist and award-winning science writer Kat Arney takes the reader back to the dawn of life on planet Earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding it we might one day overcome it. There is PTN's review of the book.

CRISPR Treatment Lowered Cholesterol in Monkeys by 60 Percent

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” that would be pretty much what it sounds like: you’d take a pill that would cause your body to mimic the chain of events that occurs when you exercise, reaping the same health benefits without having to hit the treadmill or the weight room.

Gene Therapy and Algae Proteins Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team next plans to try out the system in everyday life.