Watch: mRNA vaccines face their first test in the fight against Covid-19. How do they work?

first_img Tags CoronavirusVaccines About the Author Reprints What are mRNA vaccines?Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2020/10/26/mrna-vaccines-face-their-first-test-in-the-fight-against-covid-19-how-do-they-work/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:0302:03  @sayhitohyacinth Multimedia Producer Hyacinth creates videos and animations for STAT and is the senior producer of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Messenger RNA may not be as famous as its cousin, DNA, but it’s having a moment in the spotlight. This crucial intermediary in the protein-making process is now being harnessed by scientists to to try to protect us from disease — including Covid-19.Companies like Moderna and Pfizer are working on mRNA vaccines that allow people to build immunity to viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. These vaccines contain specifically designed mRNA that instructs cells how to make viral proteins. Find out how mRNA vaccines can trigger immune cells, in this video. Scientists can now design genetic material called mRNA to help us build immunity to certain viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT By Hyacinth Empinado Oct. 26, 2020 Reprints [email protected] Hyacinth Empinado HealthWatch: mRNA vaccines face their first test in the fight against Covid-19. How do they work? last_img

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