The quest for a heart attack cure

Via Peters

Heart disease is one of the world’s most deadly and insidious killers. In the United States alone, it causes one in every four deaths nationwide—that’s a staggering 659,000 people each year, or roughly equivalent to the entire population of Portland, Oregon. It’s perhaps not surprising that the heart is so vulnerable to damage. […]

The controversial quest to make a ‘contagious’ vaccine

Via Peters

Vaccines in progress  Renewed interest and funding for the technology popped up around 2016, and today several research groups are developing self-spreading vaccines for animals. Each of these new vaccines are so-called recombinant viruses. Researchers first identify a protein from the target microbe that serves as an antigen—a substance that […]