A vial of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after being administered at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago, the US. Scientist Katalin Kariko’s decades of research work now forms the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: TNS
A vial of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after being administered at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago, the US. Scientist Katalin Kariko’s decades of research work now forms the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: TNS
Wellness

‘Unbelievable’: scientist whose work led to Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna gives vent to years of frustration

  • Katalin Kariko endured rejection and a demotion as she pursued her theory that mRNA held the key to treating various diseases. A breakthrough came at last
  • Now the Hungarian-American’s work on using mRNA to deliver instructions to the body’s cells is being applied to a new flu vaccine and to heart failure patients

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A vial of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after being administered at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago, the US. Scientist Katalin Kariko’s decades of research work now forms the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: TNS
A vial of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after being administered at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago, the US. Scientist Katalin Kariko’s decades of research work now forms the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: TNS
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