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Who will get the call from Stockholm? It’s time for STAT’s 2022 Nobel Prize predictions

The shortlist of possible Nobel Prize winners this year in science and medicine includes researchers who elucidated how cells make energy and discovered the chemical chatter of bacteria, and the pioneers behind Covid mRNA vaccines.

Moderna’s suing Pfizer? Wow! OK, now take a deep breath.

It’s the stuff that headline writers’ dreams are made of: Moderna is suing Pfizer and BioNTech over their Covid vaccines. But the reality might be less dramatic than it seems.

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna on Friday sued Pfizer and BioNTech, its main rivals in the mRNA Covid vaccine race, for allegedly infringing on its patents.

Katalin Karikó

The Lasker Awards are often seen as a stepping stone to the Nobel Prizes. So when biochemist Karikó and her longtime collaborator, University of Pennsylvania vaccine researcher Drew Weissman, captured a Lasker Award in 2021 for their work on synthetic messenger RNA technology, many took it as a sign: It may only be a matter…

The Karikó problem: Lessons for funding basic research

"Fund people not projects" is easier said than done. A better way to fund science is to bend over backward to fund a truly diverse range of people and ideas, even including those perceived as unpopular, unworkable, and obscure.

Messenger RNA vaccine pioneer Katalin Karikó shares her long journey to Covid-19 vaccines

"I'm not a very emotional person, but I just cried a little,” Katalin Karikó of BioNTech said of the health workers who clapped for her after she got the Covid vaccine she had a hand in developing.

If vaccine apartheid exists, vaccine billionaires shouldn’t

Founders and investors have been allowed to bend the course of the pandemic to their private benefit. When a few people win big, everyone else loses.

STAT Announces Inaugural Breakthrough Science Summit to Explore Cutting-Edge Innovations in Health Care

This year’s Summit will feature expert voices from the FDA, leading pharmaceutical companies and other industry stakeholders BOSTON, MA – STAT, the nation’s must-read health, science, and medicine publication, recently announced that its inaugural 2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit will take place July 13-14. After a year that forced to innovation at unprecedented speed, the…

2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit

View Highlights About Come here for the cutting edge Technologies and procedures that would have been science fiction are now the reality of medicine. Our 2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit took attendees inside these innovations, examining how they're being developed, adopted, and paid for. We also explored the breakthroughs that haven't yet hit the market,…

‘We’re only going to cure diseases if we understand them’: Whitehead director advocates for basic science

"People want solutions. But then let's look at these Covid-19 vaccines. It was basic science, right?" says Ruth Lehmann, director of @WhiteheadInst.

The story of mRNA: How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race

The story of mRNA began is a tale of personal perseverance, eureka moments in the lab, soaring expectations — and an unprecedented flow of cash in biotech.

Ego, ambition, and turmoil: Inside one of biotech’s most secretive startups

Moderna's caustic work environment has driven away top talent. There are signs the secretive startup has hit roadblocks with its most ambitious projects.