The mRNA revolution: How COVID-19 hit fast-forward on an experimental technology

Over the past few months several hundred million people around the world have safely received a wildly effective COVID-19 vaccine based on mRNA technology that was still relatively experimental just one year ago. But what exactly is an mRNA vaccine, where did the technology come from, and what other diseases could it be useful for?Continue reading “The mRNA revolution: How COVID-19 hit fast-forward on an experimental technology”

Milestone study links patterns of gut bacteria genes to several human diseases

Increased hand sanitizer use blamed for rise in gastro outbreaks A number of countries are reporting increasing rates of viral gastroenteritis over recent months, and experts suggest greater use of hand sanitizers, known to have little effect on pathogens such as norovirus, may be partly responsible. New research affirms how astonishingly complex the relationship betweenContinue reading “Milestone study links patterns of gut bacteria genes to several human diseases”