Immunology

Future of immunotherapy could be 'off-the-shelf' treatments

In a new commentary for the journal Science, an associate vice president for research at The University of Texas at Arlington argues that emerging protein-based immunotherapies could lead to highly effective "off-the-shelf" ...

Vaccination

US pharmacy vaccine drive begins as cases fall

The United States' Covid vaccination drive entered a new phase Thursday as thousands of pharmacies were scheduling shots, but a wave of optimism brought about by falling cases could soon be tested by dangerous variants.

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.

Health

Ireland falling behind on measures to improve food habits

Ireland falls behind international best practice for implementing some of the policies needed to tackle obesity and other non-communicable diseases, a ground-breaking new report from University College Cork has found.

Medical research

Discoveries reshape understanding of gut microbiome

The human gut is home to microorganisms that outnumber our cells by a factor of 10 to 1. Now, discoveries by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have redefined how the so-called gut microbiome operates ...

Health

Nutrition labelling is improving nation's diet

Nutritional information displayed prominently on food products which give consumers information on salt, sugar and calorie content play a significant role in nudging people towards better dietary choices, according to new ...

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