The stuff of life: how a vaccine building block could revolutionise medicine
mRNA, or messenger RNA, is not only at the centre of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines: it can also be harnessed to treat diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s
Last Tuesday, Irishwoman Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. "I feel so privileged," Keenan beamed through her mask at her local hospital in Coventry, clearly bewildered by the sudden media spotlight she found herself under.
And yet despite all the attention, it is likely Keenan did not grasp just how significant a moment it was. Not only was she the first member...
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Tony O’Brien: Health’s other challenges now need the same urgent care as Covid
Our collective understanding of the value of the health service has been transformed over the last 12 months. Now is the time for Stephen Donnelly to grab the initiative and push through meaningful reforms
New public-only deals for medical consultants set for this summer
The contracts, worth up to €252,000 a year, will mean that hospital consultants hired by the HSE can only work in public settings
HSE contacts Data Protection Commission over ransomware attack
It is unclear yet if individual personal data has been compromised as part of ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack
Comment: Our reserves were not built to survive long Covid
The Asthma Society of Ireland wants to end deaths from the condition by 2030, but the prolonged pandemic has heaped pressure on its services