Researchers hope the discovery will lead to better COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: Fawn Gracey, Boston Children’s Hospital) As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, newer variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been evolving ways to evade the antibodies we make in response to vaccines or prior infections.
What if overeating isn’t the cause for weight gain, but the other way around? David Ludwig, MD, PhD, argues that it’s what we eat, not how many calories we take in, that leads to obesity. (Images: AdobeStock, Illustration: Sebastian Stankiewicz/Boston Children’s Hospital). David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, co-directs the New Balance
A new technique enables the production of generic CAR T cells at scale, making CAR T-cell immunotherapy more accessible to patients with cancer. (Images: AdobeStock, Illustration: Sebastian Stankiewicz/Boston Children’s Hospital) In CAR T-cell immunotherapy, T cells from a patient’s own blood are engineered to carry so-called chimeric antigen receptors (CAR)
After 50+ years, an RSV vaccine for infants could be on the horizon, with the addition of adjuvants tailored to stimulate immune responses in newborns. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s Hospital) Though often mild, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection can cause babies to be hospitalized with bronchiolitis