6-week online course on vaccinology

The Pasteur Institute, together with the CNAM, offers a free online course on vaccines. The course has just started and will go on for 6 weeks, so still time to have a look!

“The objective of this course is to offer an integrated overview of vaccinology, from public health and scientific data justifying the development of a vaccine, to its delivery to the populations in the context of industrialized and developing countries.”

Note: the course is aimed at people with some scientific/medical background, so some parts may be a bit difficult to follow for lay persons; nevertheless, there should be some more general/introductory videos from which anyone can learn at least a little something!

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Chia seeds and colostrum for breakfast anyone?

Every now and then there is a new miracle food on the block. Or a new poisonous one. Sometimes it seems that every new day brings yet another food item that one should absolutely eat (or ban) to stay healthy. Pomegranate anyone? Eggs? Chia seeds? Raw meat? Kale? Colostrum?

If you are tired of all this and would like to make a bit of sense out of most of the nonsense out there, or if you are simply interested in knowing real facts about food, from proteins to vitamins via chocolate, this MOOC (massive open online course) may be for you: Food for Thought, offered on the edX platform by McGill university (free). Continue reading