Medical research

Speeding up clinical trials by making drug production local

The Boston area has long been home to innovation that leads to impactful new drugs. But manufacturing those drugs for clinical trials often involves international partners and supply chains. The vulnerabilities of that system ...

Medical research

A new effect of red ginseng: Suppression of lung cancer metastasis

Red ginseng, which has long been used as an ingredient in traditional Korean medicine, has recently drawn increased attention as a functional material for its health-promoting effects. The composition and activities of red ...

Vaccination

Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

The European Union and drugmaker AstraZeneca sparred Wednesday over a delay in coronavirus vaccine deliveries as the deepening dispute raises concerns about the increasing competition for limited supplies of shots needed ...

Neuroscience

Study reveals immune driver of brain aging

Suppose Smokey the Bear were to go on a tear and start setting forest fires instead of putting them out. That roughly describes the behavior of certain cells of our immune system that become increasingly irascible as we grow ...

Vaccination

How long does it take to make vaccines?

In this post, we focus on how long it takes to develop and manufacture vaccines—particularly those designed to protect against COVID-19.

Vaccination

Q&A: How to make and distribute a vaccine

A number of vaccines to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are currently undergoing various testing regimens. NC State's Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) helps train the ...

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