Major setback as another large ongoing Phase 3 HIV vaccine trial fails

In a blow to researchers all across the world, the only HIV vaccine currently in Phase 3 human trials has been deemed a failure and studies have been discontinued. The experimental vaccine was being tested in thousands of participants across Europe, No… Continue reading Major setback as another large ongoing Phase 3 HIV vaccine trial fails

Moderna’s mRNA RSV vaccine delivers impressive Phase 3 trial results

Biotechnology company Moderna has announced promising results from its massive Phase 3 trial testing an mRNA vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in older adults. The data indicates the vaccine is nearly 84% effective at preventing moderate di… Continue reading Moderna’s mRNA RSV vaccine delivers impressive Phase 3 trial results

New cancer therapy and vaccine uses CRISPR to turn tumors into traitors

Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found a way to fight cancer with cancer. The team genetically engineered cancer cells to release anti-cancer drugs at the site of established tumors, as well as stimulating the immune system against… Continue reading New cancer therapy and vaccine uses CRISPR to turn tumors into traitors

The biggest medical milestones of 2022

Science is often a piecemeal process, progressing slowly through the incremental accumulation of knowledge. In the world of medical science this is particularly evident as small targeted research findings one year may, or may not, lead to massive life-… Continue reading The biggest medical milestones of 2022

Impressive results from “game-changing” mRNA skin cancer vaccine trial

The first results from an advanced trial testing mRNA technology against cancer reveal 44% of patients fared better than those on conventional treatments alone. The preliminary announcement from Moderna reveals Phase 3 trials for its personalized mRNA … Continue reading Impressive results from “game-changing” mRNA skin cancer vaccine trial

Landmark 20-strain mRNA flu vaccine looks to prevent future pandemics

An incredible new study published in the journal Science demonstrates the potential for a single mRNA vaccine to provide protection from all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes. It’s hoped the vaccine, so far seen to be effective in preclinical a… Continue reading Landmark 20-strain mRNA flu vaccine looks to prevent future pandemics

Almost Twice as Many Republicans Died From COVID Before the Midterms Than Democrats

The authors of a new study can’t say if this impacted the midterms, but say that it’s “plausible given just how stark the differences in vaccination rates have been, among Democrats and Republicans.” Continue reading Almost Twice as Many Republicans Died From COVID Before the Midterms Than Democrats

Experimental fentanyl vaccine stops the drug from entering the brain

Even when someone is determined to beat their fentanyl addiction, there’s still a good chance they will relapse at some point, and start taking the opioid again. A new vaccine is designed to help get them back on track, by blocking fentanyl’s effect on… Continue reading Experimental fentanyl vaccine stops the drug from entering the brain