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From Bench to Bedside: Episode 3

In this episode Dr. Melanie Matheu (PhD) reviews the history of Sickle Cell Disease, why it occurs in certain populations and how the race to understand an ancient immune system led to the first cure (so far) for this debilitating disease.  (Link to episode)

From Bench to Bedside: Episode 2

Join Dr. Matheu (PhD) in exploring the history of diabetes mellitus, learn the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and about the discoveries that changed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable disease. 

Mini Episode 2: mRNA based COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

Many pregnant people are hesitant to get vaccinated against Sars-CoV-2 despite worse clinical outcomes (hospitalization, death, and loss of baby) if they do fall sick. Here, Dr. Matheu reviews three articles detailing the safety of mRNA COVID vaccines in 10,000 to 100,000+ pregnant people and infants from four different countries. Companion reading and a list of more articles detailing the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people can be found here: LIL_Science Substack

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