CDC expects outbreak to grow as vaccine demand outstrips supply

CDC expects outbreak to grow as vaccine demand outstrips supply

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, US, July 15, 2022. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 1,400 monkeypox infections across 44 states and territories in the US and said it … Read more

Genetically modified pig heart transplanted into deceased recipient, researchers say

Genetically modified pig heart transplanted into deceased recipient, researchers say

CNN — A surgical team transplanted a heart from a genetically modified pig into a deceased human as part of a research study, researchers with NYU Langone Health announced Tuesday. The procedure was the first of its kind and represents an advance in efforts to determine whether organs in non-human animals can be modified and … Read more

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US is gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter following a flurry of activity this week that included putting billions of dollars toward more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and setting up new rules for how to update the shots . Here’s what happened this week: The Food and … Read more

Cases triple in Europe, urgent action needed to contain spread

Cases triple in Europe, urgent action needed to contain spread

The World Health Organization on Friday warned that urgent action is needed to contain the spread of monkeypox in Europe, as cases have tripled over the past two weeks. Europe is the center of a global outbreak of the virus with 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases reported there, according to the WHO. New infections have … Read more

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease

CNN — Scientists have identified a gene that appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s in women, providing a potential new clue as to why more women than men are diagnosed with the disease. The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and … Read more

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

FDA committee recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to clear Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kindergartners through high schoolers for public distribution this week after the agency’s panel of independent vaccine experts unanimously voted Thursday to recommend the shots. The committee endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17 after examining its safety … Read more