mRNA – Technology at the Forefront During Global Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the scientific community has come together to work on potential treatments and vaccines. As a part of this effort, newer technologies were explored, including one based on messenger RNA, also known as mRNA, which has now become a key tool in the fight against COVID-19.
A "Ticklist" for Staying Safe While Spending Time Outdoors
Whether you're a seasoned hiker or have been simply planning more time in the open air lately, warm weather brings a sense of tranquility – longer days and new vegetation, bursting with birdsong and bug life – some more benign than others!
New Hope for a Once Neglected Disease: Advances in Sickle Cell Treatments
In the early 2000s, Kelly Knee was in graduate school at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. studying Molecular Biophysics. And at the time, she found it nearly impossible to secure grant funding for research on sickle cell disease, a rare blood disorder that historically has been a neglected area of medical research.