mRNA – Technology at the Forefront During Global Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the scientific community has come together to work on potential treatments and vaccines. As a part of this effort, newer technologies were explored, including one based on messenger RNA, also known as mRNA, which has now become a key tool in the fight against COVID-19.

Empowering Patients by Closing the Health Literacy Gap

When people understand basic concepts about their health, they're better able to make more informed decisions.

A "Ticklist" for Staying Safe While Spending Time Outdoors

Whether you're a seasoned hiker or have been simply planning more time in the open air lately, warm weather brings a sense of tranquility – longer days and new vegetation, bursting with birdsong and bug life – some more benign than others!

New Hope for a Once Neglected Disease: Advances in Sickle Cell Treatments

In the early 2000s, Kelly Knee was in graduate school at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. studying Molecular Biophysics. And at the time, she found it nearly impossible to secure grant funding for research on sickle cell disease, a rare blood disorder that historically has been a neglected area of medical research.