The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in a few important ways that could make it a huge help to global vaccination efforts.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~7 min
The virus is evolving and new strains are more transmissible. Will the vaccines work against these new variants? How can researchers stay ahead of the virus's evolution?
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~9 min
Several hundred children worldwide live with progeria, a deadly premature aging disease.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~9 min
A biologist explains what proteins do in viruses, how they interact with human cells, how the vaccine delivers mRNA into the cell and how antibodies protect us.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~8 min
They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~10 min
Study shows how to determine the elusive motions of proteins that remain disordered.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~4 min
A biologist explains where proteins come from and what role the 20,000 or so proteins in your body play in keeping you alive and kicking.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~5 min
Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine? Will it protect against asymptomatic infections and mutated viruses? An immunologist answers 3 questions
With vaccines forthcoming for most Americans, many groups, including expectant mothers, are wondering if the vaccine is safe for them and their babies. A physician-scientist explains.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Measuring levels of a specific type of Alzheimer's protein in the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine can indicate how far the disease has progressed.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease
Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~7 min