Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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The New Yorker who created a vaccine access website is running for office

Back in February, we shared how one dedicated New Yorker, Huge Ma, created an online platform to help residents navigate the complicated Covid-19 vaccination appointment system. Now, Ma is working to make his title of a civil servant more official with his candidacy for New York’s Read More...

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New mRNA flu vaccine shows success in clinical trials

When the common cold returns each year, so does the rise in flu cases. For younger, healthy people, all this means is the sniffles and a day in bed, but as we get older or develop other health conditions, these seasonal diseases can have a more dramatic, sometimes deadly impact on our Read More...

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New breakthroughs in nutrient-sensing cells

Did you know immune cells can sense nutrients? A new study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has identified the biological mechanism behind the phenomenon. The type of immune cells with these special abilities are called T cells. These play a critical role in immunity and cancer, Read More...

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Novel mRNA vaccine offers protection against Lyme disease

According to the CDC, there are around 30,000 Lyme disease infections reported in the US every year. This number is likely to be much higher, with estimations of actual infections being eight to 10 times more than those recorded. The little critters responsible for the disease are blacklegged ticks Read More...

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World Health Organization approves malaria vaccine for the first time

Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest diseases, killing about half a million people each year. Researchers have long been focused on developing a vaccine for malaria and this week, in a momentous moment for modern medicine, the World Health Organization (W.H.O) has finally approved the first Read More...

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US reports highest Covid-19 vaccination rate in weeks

The Delta variant is causing a concerning surge in Covid-19 cases around the world, but one hopeful sign is that it has also prompted the fastest rate of new vaccinations in the US in weeks. According to vaccine provider Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, vaccination rates rose by more than 30 Read More...

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Study suggests eating healthy makes vaccines more effective

As you may have heard, the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in America has been slow. But if you are one of the fortunate ones to have gotten vaccinated or plan to get vaccinated soon, then you might want to read the results from a new study out of Ohio State University. In the study, Read More...

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New skin cancer vaccine could prevent melanoma from coming back

If caught early, the highly-aggressive form of skin cancer known as melanoma is highly curable, with a 5-year survival rate of 92 percent. There is always a risk of it coming back, but that risk could be massively reduced thanks to a new skin cancer vaccine. The vaccine was developed by the New Read More...

Eighth-grader wins $25k prize

Eighth-grader wins $25k prize for her work on a potential COVID-19 cure

Scientists working on a cure for COVID-19 have recently been delighted by the contributions of a 14-year-old girl from Frisco, Texas, who made a discovery that could provide a potential therapy to the virus. Anika Chebrolu, an eighth-grader, was recently awarded the 2020 3M Young Scientists Read More...

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Why it’s extra important to get your flu shot this year

In the northern hemisphere, flu season peaks from December to February with 40 million to 50 million Americans contracting the virus on average. This year, because of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get your flu shot.  You might ask, I’m not leaving my house or seeing other Read More...