The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
Long before Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots, scientists had been considering the use of genetically encoded vaccines in the fight against infectious diseases, cancer, and more.
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines

Long before Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots, scientists had been considering the use of genetically encoded vaccines in the fight against infectious diseases, cancer, and more.

Long before Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots, scientists had been considering the use of genetically encoded vaccines in the fight against infectious diseases, cancer, and more.

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Infographic: How Vaccines Train Innate Immunity
Infographic: How Vaccines Train Innate Immunity
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
A recent study elucidates some of the changes that occur in the body after inoculation with a tuberculosis vaccine.
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
As researchers test existing vaccines for nonspecific protection against COVID-19, immunologists are working to understand how some inoculations protect against pathogens they weren’t designed to fend off.
Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Amanda Heidt | Oct 13, 2020
The company voluntarily paused its studies, including one in Phase 3, after an unexplained illness in a patient.
Scientists Voice Concerns over Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Scientists Voice Concerns over Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Amanda Heidt | Sep 11, 2020
Almost 40 scientists have signed an open letter, citing odd patterns in the data and a lack of transparency after authors withheld the full data.
Infographic: Mix and Match
Infographic: Mix and Match
Ruth Williams | Jul 13, 2020
How llamas and superglue might lead to antiviral therapies
Jean Macnamara’s Multiple Causes, 1931
Jean Macnamara’s Multiple Causes, 1931
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
The medical scientist made important contributions to polio treatment and Australian environmental policy—despite substantial resistance.
FDA to Require 50 Percent Efficacy for COVID-19 Vaccines
FDA to Require 50 Percent Efficacy for COVID-19 Vaccines
Amanda Heidt | Jul 1, 2020
Vaccine experts divided on whether that level of protection is too low or too demanding.
Infographic: Vaccines on Film
Infographic: Vaccines on Film
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2020
How an experimental preparation technique could make vaccines easier to transport, store, and administer
Vaccines Without Vials, Fridges, or Needles
Vaccines Without Vials, Fridges, or Needles
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2020
A novel preparation technique could facilitate vaccine preservation, transportation, and administration.