The ABCs Of mRNA Vaccines

The ABCs Of mRNA Vaccines

News of positive data from Moderna’s (Cambridge, MA) Phase I trial of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated this week’s headlines. Their vaccine is an mRNA-based vaccine—an entirely new approach to not only vaccines but also to therapeutics.  mRNA-based drugs...
Unmasking Multiple Sclerosis

Unmasking Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple SCLEROSIS Awareness March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month, so this WEEKLY takes a look at the science behind the disease and some of the treatments developed for it. MS typically occurs in susceptible individuals between the ages of 20 and 50, and...
Neoantigen Cancer Vaccines

Neoantigen Cancer Vaccines

The Elusive Cancer Vaccine Like unicorns, the fountain of youth and calorie-free chocolate, cancer vaccines have long proven elusive. But the emergence of a new crop of biotech companies makes it clear that a cancer vaccine is no myth. The latest advances in genomics...