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...
Deciphering Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Deciphering Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

THE ROOT OF DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY World Duchenne Awareness Day called attention to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) this past Monday. Affecting one in 3,500 newborn baby boys worldwide, this fatal disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that codes for the...
The Danger Of Antibiotic Resistance

The Danger Of Antibiotic Resistance

THE STATE OF ANTIBIOTICS One of the greatest public health challenges of the twenty first century—drug resistant bacteria—prompted the first ever Antibiotics Summit at the White House earlier this month. Antibiotic resistance occurs when a few bacteria in a given...