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Dulcie Coleman Award 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun, or so they say, and three months at VIC have gone by in a flash. It’s hard to believe my time here has drawn…

September 15, 2017 With No comments

VIC at Myopia Hunt Club 2017

Polo, a sport originating in ancient Persia, has been played for over two thousand years. The name derives from the word “pulu”, which means “ball” in Balti, a Tibetic language…

August 4, 2017 With No comments

Training the next generation of scientists

is an important part of VIC’s mission and is also a win-win situation for both the trainee and VIC. The trainee needs to gain formative scientific experience and develop problem-solving…

July 26, 2017 With No comments

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The importance of being a philanthropist

There is something in common between the 10th century BC in ancient Greece, the 17th century in Baroque-style Europe and in the US today; philanthropy! Now, more than ever, philanthropic…

June 1, 2017 With No comments

March for science: what’s next?

More than a week has passed since scientists gathered together to march and to celebrate science and the role it plays in everyday lives. On Saturday 22 April, at the…

May 6, 2017 With No comments

A new device can revolutionize vaccine adjuvant technology

To maximize vaccine efficiency, chemical and/or biological substances are used as immunologic adjuvants to increase the body’s immune response to the vaccine. A new class of vaccine adjuvant, namely laser…

April 10, 2017 With No comments

The importance of recording research – insights from the meeting with LabArchives

Back in 2002 there was a big scandal that involved the notorious German physicist Jan Hendrik Schön which shocked the physics community. He rose to prominence after publishing several works…

April 4, 2017 With No comments

Dr. Mark Poznansky Speaks at Tufts University Global Health Seminar

While the field of medicine continuously searches for new and more effective treatments, researchers at VIC stand in the gap dividing biomedical research and clinical therapies.

December 5, 2016 With No comments

Update on the new CDC guidelines for outpatient antibiotic prescribing

As covered in the previous VIC blog post, the UN organized a meeting in September to draw the attention of health care providers, researchers, and politicians to the growing problem…

December 1, 2016 With No comments

Report on the UN meeting on the rising global effects of antibiotic resistance.

  On September 21st the UN held an historical meeting to discuss the rising global effects of antibiotic resistance. These high-level meetings on health issues have only been held in…

September 27, 2016 With No comments