This month in pictures

This month in pictures

From Trojan horses that help sneak therapeutics past the blood–brain barrier to advanced brain models built on microchips, we celebrate innovative science in breathtaking images.

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here, but challenges remain

Whilst vaccines against COVID-19 show there is light at the end of the tunnel, three main challenges still need to be addressed.

A new biosensor detects COVID-19 antibodies in 10-12 seconds

The testing platform identifies the presence of two antibodies in microliter samples of blood.

Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shown to be safe and effective

The results of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are the first to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in the UK for immediate emergency use

The companies announce the first emergency approval of their mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, with rollout to begin next week.

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine shows 95% efficacy

US company second to report impressive efficacy for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

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