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It's no easy task to bring a vaccine to the public but scientists have been working tirelessly to do just that. Vaccine developers announced positive news regarding COVID-19 vaccine efficacy tests.
Most diseases are caused by pathogens, typically viruses, bacteria or parasites, that attack the body’s natural immune system. Vaccines use inactivated or attenuated forms, small inactive parts, of these pathogens to stimulate our natural immunity and provide protection against infection. Covid-19 is no exception.
What begins with a diagnostic test, commonly a PCR swab in the nose or throat, revealing whether someone has been infected by the virus, leads to blood donations from both ill and recovered donors aiding scientists to vaccine discovery.
We're proud to serve the scientific community in supporting COVID-19 research! We've been overwhelmed with messages from those who have COVID-19 and are willing to donate their blood to help in saving the lives of others. Our nationwide, mobile donation units allow you to safely help in the fight against the virus from the comfort of your own home.
BSC is collecting blood samples from sick and recovered COVID-19 patients to assist in developing COVID-19 therapies, vaccines and diagnostic biomarkers.
A diagnosis of blood cancer, leukemia or lymphoma, was basically a death sentence 50 years ago. Read about the developments in both diagnosis and treatment options that are changing this.
Want to understand what CAR-T, Immuno-oncology and Immunotherapy mean to cancer patients? Read this blog by Scientific American for information about this new exciting therapy that has had unprecedented success in blood cancers (leukemia and lymphomas) as well as other tumor types.
The story behind the development of the amazing immunotherapy age for cancers is a wonderful success story of science and hard work. Read more about it in this story by Nautilus.
Taking advantage of the body’s own mechanism is what immuno-therapy is all about. In this great article, read up on how scientists are re-directing the body’s immune regulatory system to decrease so-called bad immune responses leading to autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other such diseases.