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Nobel Prize 2023 | For the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19

Photo by Daniel Schludi | Unsplash Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2023) Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman The first Nobel Prize this year is behind us. Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and American molecular biologist Drew Weissman were recognised in the field of physiology or medicine “for their discoveries regarding the modification of nucleoside bases...

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Remarkable moms in the animal kingdom

Salmons travel thousands of kilometres to reach their spawning grounds | Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado, Unsplash Motherhood takes different forms in wildlife. Nonetheless, each of them requires a bigger or smaller sacrifice of a mother’s time, energy, health, and at times life. Although being an old evolutionary mechanism, it is hard to pinpoint the...

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