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Shots Heard Around the World

Lasker Foundation

Shots Heard Around the World, Lasker Foundation 75th Anniversary Newsletter

Learn about the Lasker Laureates who developed vaccines that benefit billions of people, sparing much of the world's population from a rogue's gallery...

Five from Penn elected to National Academy of Medicine

Penn Today

Five from Penn elected to National Academy of Medicine

They are among 100 new Academy members this year, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.

COVID boosters take aim just at omicron. This Penn lab is going after coronaviruses the world hasn’t seen yet.

Philadelphia Inquirer

COVID boosters take aim just at omicron. This Penn lab is going after coronaviruses the world hasn’t seen yet.

RNA pioneer Drew Weissman is working on vaccines to protect against multiple coronaviruses.

Behind the Scenes in the Lab and the Future of mRNA Research

Penn Medicine

Behind the Scenes in the Lab and the Future of mRNA Research

“The scientists and students in my lab are continuing to help us build further understanding of mRNA vaccines and create mRNA vaccines for a variety o...

University of Pennsylvania’s First NFT Commemorates mRNA Research

Penn Medicine

University of Pennsylvania’s First NFT Commemorates mRNA Research

The historic scientific breakthrough at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that helped lead the world’s fight against C...

Drew Weissman and Katalín Karikó, the scientists who saved thousands of lives thanks to the covid vaccine

Antena 3

Drew Weissman and Katalín Karikó, the scientists who saved thousands of lives thanks to the covid vaccine

They started working together more than 20 years ago. They modified messenger RNA and their discovery made it possible to have vaccines against covid-...

‘We Were Not Giving Up:' Meet the Duo Who Invented the mRNA Tech for COVID Vaccines

NBC New York

‘We Were Not Giving Up:' Meet the Duo Who Invented the mRNA Tech for COVID Vaccines

Two researchers, Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman, were awarded the Ross Prize this year for their decades-long effort in the mRNA technology ...

Better fat bubbles could power a new generation of mRNA vaccines

Science

Better fat bubbles could power a new generation of mRNA vaccines

New lipid delivery systems aim to improve potency and reduce side effects

Warren Alpert Foundation

2022 Warren Alpert Prize Honors mRNA Research that Enabled the Design of COVID-19 Vaccines

The 2022 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize has been awarded to five scientists for transformational discoveries into the biology of mRNA, for its modific...

Dr. Tore Godal, Profs. Drew Weissman & Katalin Karikó honored with first IVI – SK bioscience Park MahnHoon Award

International Vaccine Institute

Dr. Tore Godal, Profs. Drew Weissman & Katalin Karikó honored with first IVI – SK bioscience Park MahnHoon Award

“These three vaccine pioneers have advanced global public health by accelerating the delivery of vaccines in low-income countries, and the science of...

CAR T cells produced in vivo to treat cardiac injury

Science

CAR T cells produced in vivo to treat cardiac injury

Science: In vivo generation of CAR T cells may hold promise as a therapeutic platform to treat various diseases.

Commemorating the Discovery Forming the Basis for mRNA Vaccines

NumismaticNews

Commemorating the Discovery Forming the Basis for mRNA Vaccines

NumismaticNews: COVID-19 vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) played a key role in containing and overcoming the global pandemic. International coopera...

Messenger RNA Therapies Are Finally Fulfilling Their Promise

Scientific American

Messenger RNA Therapies Are Finally Fulfilling Their Promise. By Drew Weissman

Scientific American: Messenger RNA Therapies Are Finally Fulfilling Their Promise Instructing our cells to make specific proteins could control influ...

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biology and Biomedicine has gone in this fourteenth edition to Katalin Karikó, Robert Langer and D...

Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made

The New York Times

Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made

The New York Times: The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of end...

TIME 2021 Heroes of the Year: The Miracle Workers

TIME

TIME 2021 Heroes of the Year: The Miracle Workers

Vaccine scientists and the miracle of mRNA.

A scientific hunch. Then silence. Until the world needed a lifesaving vaccine.

The Washington Post

A scientific hunch. Then silence. Until the world needed a lifesaving vaccine.

Drew Weissman helped make ‘hugs and closeness possible again.’ It didn’t happen overnight.

Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more

Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more

CNN News: CNN examines the past and future of mRNA vaccine development and highlighted research underway in the Weissman Lab.

Inspiring America – How These Researchers’ Work Led to the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

Inspiring America – How These Researchers’ Work Led to the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

NBC Nightly News: Cameras dropped into the lab to interview Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó about the innovation and insight that gave the world a br...

Covid was just the start. Now we’ll make a vaccine for cancer

Covid was just the start. Now we’ll make a vaccine for cancer

The Telegraph: Drew Weissman explains the potential uses for mRNA vaccines, including vaccines for cancer and one to protect against all coronaviruses...

Covid-19 Vaccines Targeting Multiple Variants Are in the Works at Moderna, Novavax

Covid-19 Vaccines Targeting Multiple Variants Are in the Works at Moderna, Novavax

Wall Street Journal: Dr. Weissman and his team are working on a multivalent COVID-19 vaccine to cover current and future variants.

COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Consider Adapting Vaccines, Booster Shots Against Resistant Variants

COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Consider Adapting Vaccines, Booster Shots Against Resistant Variants

WBUR Here & Now: Vaccine makers are racing to develop booster shots that address more resistant variants. Dr. Weissman discusses the science behind tw...

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

New York Times: Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.