mRNA Vaccine Protects Against Malaria in Mice

An mRNA-based vaccine protects against malaria in mice, according to a new study. Recent successes with vaccines against COVID-19 highlight the advantages of mRNA-based platforms–notably highly targeted design, flexible and rapid manufacturing, and ability to promote strong immune responses. This is an exciting study that holds great promise since researchers have been trying unsuccessfully for …

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Editor-in-Chief Debunks SARS-CoV-2 Origin Myths, Urges Media & Public to Rely on Science, not Science Fiction

Dr. Shafer noted that currently there are three hypotheses regarding the virus’s origin: the “zoonotic theory” that proposes a bat coronavirus mutated or transformed into SARS-CoV-2; the “lab-leak theory” that proposes SARS-CoV-2 was in a bat or other wild animal from the Wuhan Institute of Virology or the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and somehow …

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Doctors see surge in the common cold as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 also may have stopped the spread of other viruses like the common cold and the flu. As restrictions like mask use, are being lifted, doctors are seeing an increase in the common cold.     https://bronx.news12.com/doctors-see-surge-in-the-common-cold-as-covid-19-restrictions-ease.      Yes, masks stop more than covid viruses. July 4th …

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Covid can affect men’s reproductive health

US researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters, a finding that can have important implications for men’s reproductive health. Covid-19 affects more than just the lungs. As the pandemic continues, some patients have reported testicular pain and some reports have shown decreases in testosterone, a key hormone …

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Mosquitoes are helping to fight one of the world’s fastest-spreading viruses

A trial in Indonesia has seen a 77% drop in dengue fever cases after mosquitoes were infected with a bacteria commonly found in insects. It’s called Wolbachia and it reduces a mosquito’s ability to spread dengue, by making it harder for the virus to replicate.   https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/mosquito-dengue-wolbachia-bacteria/.    Dengue Fever is found in more than 100 …

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