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Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, vast research offers hope in treating more than COVID-19

Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, vast research offers hope in treating more than COVID-19

Illustration by Romain Lasser When Momar Ndao looks at the ingeniousness of the mRNA technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines, he sees hope in the fight against a category of diseases that blinded his mother and killed his uncle. As a parasitologist and professor in the division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Ndao studies …

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Multi-Tasking Microneedle Wearable Device

Compact Wearable “Lab on the Skin” Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate

The device can be worn on the upper arm while the wearer goes about their day. Credit: Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics / UC San Diego Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much alcohol to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device …

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