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mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna fare better against COVID-19 variants of concern

May 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A comparison of four COVID-19 vaccinations shows that messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — perform better against the World Health Organization’s variants of concern (VOCs) than viral vector vaccines — AstraZeneca and J&J/Janssen. Although they all effectively […]


Innovation, Research

Blueprint for proteins: How mRNA gets its final shape

February 21, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Proteins need to interact in a complex manner for a so-called “messenger RNA” (mRNA) to be created in human cells from a precursor molecule. mRNA provides a blueprint for proteins; the first vaccines against the coronavirus are also based on […]


Innovation, Research

Study shows waning effectiveness of third dose of mRNA vaccines

February 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A nationwide study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the first to show that immunity against severe COVID-19 disease begins to wane 4 months after receipt of the third dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Mainz Biomed to assess mRNA biomarkers integration into cancer test

February 7, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Mainz Biomed has initiated the ColoFuture clinical study to assess the integration of a new mRNA biomarkers portfolio into its ColoAlert test for colorectal cancer (CRC). ColoAlert is an easy-to-use, non-invasive test designed to detect tumour DNA and CRC cases […]


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mRNA vaccination associated with decreased risk of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization in U.S. veterans

October 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread worldwide in 2019, throwing many countries into economic crises as they attempted to control the spread of the disease with lockdowns, social distancing, and other restrictions. Mass vaccination schemes have begun to help bring the […]


Innovation, Research

Intradermal administration of low-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine induces strong immune response, study finds

August 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in the Netherlands recently conducted an open-level, randomized-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of fractional intradermal doses of the mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine mRNA-1273 (Moderna). The trial findings reveal that the fractional dose regimen of […]


Innovation, Research

Study explores the effects of SARS-CoV-2 (and other betacoronaviruses) on cellular mRNA processing

July 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and has been identified as the third human coronavirus outbreak of the 21st century. Though predominantly a respiratory virus, SARS-CoV-2 can […]


Innovation, Research

Hopes of a coronavirus vaccine mount as three key biotech players make progress

March 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

The race is on to develop an immunization against COVID-19. Dozens of companies and public labs around the world are working to develop a vaccine to prevent the spread of the flu-like virus. Over the last 48 hours, three biotech […]