Browsing Archive: December, 2020

2020: A Year That Will Live In Infamy

Posted by on Thursday, December 31, 2020,
Is it safe to come out from under the bed yet?

Every year at this time I wrap up the year with a quick review of the scientific highlights of the year, but I think we all know that there was only one story dominating our attention for the past twelve months - the global nightmare that has been COVID-19. It has not been a great year for anyone, and certainly not one conducive to scientific advances.

And yet there were a few.

Of course the lead story must be the record setting development of a COV...
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Merry Christmas!

Posted by on Friday, December 25, 2020,

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The mRNA Vaccine

Posted by on Saturday, December 12, 2020, In : Medical 
By now I am certain that everyone has heard the most uplifting news of the year - the first COVID-19 vaccine has received approval for use and limited supplies are now being distributed to the most vulnerable members of our society.

However there is a more interesting aspect to this vaccine, at least to scientist such as myself, in that it is the first human vaccine to use the mRNA techniques that were first proposed over twenty-five years ago. (Not to be confused with the dreaded MRSA infecti...
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Dr. Chris Bird I am a theoretical physicist & mathematician, with training in electronics, programming, robotics, and a number of other related fields.


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