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RSV Vaccines That Work?
Multiple candidates are in Phase 3 clinical trials for older adults and pregnant women, with some getting close to approval in the United States.
RSV Vaccines That Work?
RSV Vaccines That Work?

Multiple candidates are in Phase 3 clinical trials for older adults and pregnant women, with some getting close to approval in the United States.

Multiple candidates are in Phase 3 clinical trials for older adults and pregnant women, with some getting close to approval in the United States.

mRNA vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 self-assembling virus-like nanoparticle with spike proteins protruding from the surface.
New Technology Improves SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine-Induced Immune Responses
Elina Kadriu | May 30, 2023 | 3 min read
mRNA-encoded self-assembling enveloped virus-like particles presenting SARS-CoV-2 spike protein enhance immunity and may provide better protection against viral variants. 
Four glass vials sit on a reflective tabletop next to a syringe. Each is labeled as a subsequent dose in a four-dose series of COVID-19 vaccines.
What We Know About Getting a Second Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccines
Dan Robitzski | Aug 11, 2022 | 10+ min read
Studies show that a fourth mRNA vaccine dose offers the elderly and other high-risk groups strong protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19, but experts say benefits for other populations may be more limited.
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Building Bridges for Translational Research - A Special Podcast Series
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Cytiva | 2 min read
Translational scientists discuss their experiences taking preclinical concepts to the market.
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FDA Limits Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Safety Concerns
Natalia Mesa, PhD | May 6, 2022 | 2 min read
US adults are now only eligible for the vaccine under certain circumstances.
A masked doctor in a white coat and blue gloves administers a vaccine into the arm of a masked child.
Pfizer Vaccine Less Protective for Younger Kids: Preprint
Dan Robitzski | Feb 28, 2022 | 3 min read
The vaccine’s effectiveness in children ages 5 to 11 rapidly declined over the course of a month, according to new research that looked at the health outcomes of hundreds of thousands of children in New York during the Omicron surge.
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Message in a Bottle: Developing mRNA Therapeutics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Mirus Bio | 3 min read
A high efficiency, low toxicity method for direct RNA delivery into cells.
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Robert Malone Targets Physician Who Alerted Medical Board to Misinformation
Catherine Offord | Feb 19, 2022 | 8 min read
A Hawaii hospital worker who reported the controversial scientist to the Maryland Board of Physicians was subjected to harassment and a retaliatory complaint after Malone made his name and location public.
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CDC: COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Wanes After Four Months
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 14, 2022 | 2 min read

The agency also finds that third shots prevented hospitalizations during the Omicron wave.

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CAR T Cells Mend Broken Mouse Hearts
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Jan 6, 2022 | 4 min read
Specialized immune cells generated in vivo reduce cardiac scar tissue in mice, a new study shows.
Antibodies in breastmilk from SARS-CoV-2 infection or mRNA vaccination neutralize the virus.
Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2 in Breast Milk Differ Between Vaccinated and Infected Mothers
Roni Dengler, PhD | Dec 6, 2021 | 3 min read
All antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 found in breast milk neutralized the virus.
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A Lab-Stage mRNA Vaccine Targeting Ticks May Offer Protection Against Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Andaleeb Sajid | Nov 18, 2021 | 3 min read
NIH researcher Andaleeb Sajid discusses her study’s finding that ticks were unable to feed on vaccinated guinea pigs, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.
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Can mRNA Vaccine Momentum Propel Tumor Immunotherapies?
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Nov 12, 2021 | 4 min read
A guide to mRNA-based cancer vaccines and where they’re headed next
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Optogenetics and mRNA Vaccines Net Lasker Awards
Annie Melchor | Sep 24, 2021 | 2 min read
This year’s winners are Dieter Oesterhelt, Peter Hegemann, Karl Deisseroth, Drew Weissman, Katalin Karikó, and David Baltimore.
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Moderna vs. Pfizer: Is There a “Best” mRNA Vaccine?
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Sep 24, 2021 | 10 min read
Both of the mRNA vaccines available in the US are highly effective against severe COVID-19, but recent studies suggest that Moderna’s elicits a stronger immune response and might be better at preventing breakthrough infections.  
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FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Annie Melchor | Aug 23, 2021 | 3 min read
The milestone marks the first fully-approved COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
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How the Second mRNA Vaccine Bolsters Immunity
Annie Melchor | Jul 23, 2021 | 6 min read
A study looks beyond T and B cell responses to show how the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits a strong innate immune response.
Illustration of the BCG vaccine and resulting immune response
Infographic: TB Vaccines in the Pipeline Take Varied Approaches
Anthony King | Jul 1, 2021 | 3 min read
More than a dozen vaccines for tuberculosis are currently being tested in clinical trials. Some use whole bacteria as BCG does, while others deliver protein subunits or genetic material carried by viral vectors.  
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Tuberculosis: The Forgotten Pandemic
Anthony King | Jul 1, 2021 | 10+ min read
This month marks the 100-year anniversary of BCG, still the only approved vaccine against the lethal pathogen. But there are new vaccines for this wily foe on the horizon.
Woman holding a CDC COVID-19 vaccination card with both hands.
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
Lisa Winter | May 6, 2021 | 2 min read
Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.