vaccines

For years, the fight against polio was considered one of the most successful vaccination campaigns of all time. But now, the reappearance of the disease in countries like Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon has thrown that success into jeopardy.  How was polio wiped out the first time around? Read more...

DNA sequence

J. Craig Venter, author of "Life at the Speed of Light," went from surfer dude to one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome. Now he's working on changing our biology. Read more...

Michael Schrader of Vaxess

This week, Innovation Hub is all about altruism in business. Meet one CEO who walks the walk: Michael Schrader of Vaxess Technologies, a company that uses silk protein to stabilize the temperature of vaccines so they can be shipped across the globe without refrigeration. In other words, with Schrader’s help, some of the 2.5 million people who die annually of preventable diseases could be saved using the fiber in your bedsheets. 

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