Messenger RNA technology could be used to treat cancer and HIV

Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are studying mRNA as a treatment for cancer, informs Insider. The coronavirus pandemic prompted scientists to create a first vaccine that uses mRNA or a small piece of Covid-19 virus’s Spike surface protein. The mechanism of the vaccine creates an immune system response to protect … Read more

Why RNA Vaccines Can Stop Viruses

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 threatening the health of the entire planet has led to a medical and biotechnological revolution in the search for pharmacological solutions and vaccines. In the times we live in, it should have been clear by now that the most effective strategy against infectious diseases is vaccination, but it still seems to … Read more

SIC Notícias | Messenger RNA vaccines prevent transmission of the new coronavirus

In addition to reducing the risk of becoming ill, vaccines that use RNA-Messenger technology, such as Pfizer and Moderna, also seem to prevent the transmission of the virus. These are the conclusions of the first studies carried out with data already collected in the field, with those who were vaccinated against covid-19. These are provisional … Read more

BioNTech to resume research on RNA cancer vaccine soon

Going from the image of a small company to that of a large pharmaceutical laboratory, BioNTech has distinguished itself over the past year by the development of its anti-COVID vaccine produced jointly with the company Pfizer. But the German company does not intend to stop there. Indeed, initially, the laboratory was working on the development … Read more

Not just vaccines: RNA is the bet of science that can revolutionize medicine

It is called RNA. It is on the crest of the wave because some of the most effective anti-Covid vaccines are RNA-based. But the new generation vaccines, although an absolute novelty in the field of medicine, are only part of the potential for application of these small molecules in the therapeutic field. From the treatment … Read more

National Vaccination Board: Prefer RNA vaccines for over 65s

What amounts of vaccine are expected According to Statistics Austria, almost 1.7 million people in Austria are 65 years of age or older. According to the latest available figures, 343,547 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine will be delivered in February. On Sunday evening, Astra Zeneca announced that it would deliver a little more – … Read more

Researchers find weak point in coronavirus RNA polymerase

EVirologists from the University of Giessen have discovered a new possible target for corona drugs. Together with colleagues from Marburg, Russia and the Netherlands, they identified an enzyme component that is present in all of them Coronaviren occurs and is indispensable for their reproduction. In order to be able to reproduce their genetic material, the … Read more

Researchers find weak point in coronavirus RNA polymerase

EVirologists from the University of Giessen have discovered a new possible target for corona drugs. Together with colleagues from Marburg, Russia and the Netherlands, they identified an enzyme component that is present in all of them Coronaviren occurs and is indispensable for their reproduction. In order to be able to reproduce their genetic material, the … Read more

How do messenger RNA vaccines work against coronavirus?

Before unraveling the keys to the vaccine against COVID-19, we must stop at a couple of biological concepts. For starters, remember that the information in our cells is encoded in the DNA of the nucleus, a true biological fortress surrounded by a lipid membrane. From there the information is transferred to RNA -transcription- and is … Read more