Glad to see you again for this first
my best wishes for this new year, may it be a return to normalcy!
Let us share the optimism of Katalin Karikó, the mother of the anti-covid vaccine, who anticipates a return to our life before this summer.
If you read
of this Hungarian biochemist who spent 40 years in the shadows developing RNA-based treatments and vaccines, you'll see how much persistence pays.
In the 1990s, Karikó preached in the desert: “
The letters of refusal followed one another,
” says this 65-year-old woman, born in Kisújszállás, a hundred kilometers from Budapest.
While research focused on gene therapy, its work was not on the rise.
RNA vaccines encountered two apparently insoluble problems at this time.
First, they failed to produce enough protein to lead to healing.
Then the messenger RNA
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