In this issue, read about Marc Feldmann, who devised a strategy to fight rheumatoid arthritis, and view Katalin Karikó’s Lasker~APSA Lecture that retraces 60 years of biology leading to mRNA vaccines. We also invite you to listen to the third episode of our new podcast Classic Lasker, featuring Ralph Steinman.

Teaming Up to Take on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Meet Marc Feldmann, who in a fruitful collaboration with Ravinder Maini showed that anti-TNF therapy is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

Classic Lasker: Ralph Steinman

Ralph Steinman tells us how he discovered dendritic cells, a critical component of the immune system; describes what it felt like to win the Lasker Award; and eloquently explains how dendritic cells do their job to keep us healthy.

2022 Lasker~APSA Lecture

Katalin Karikó traces the history of mRNA, from the discovery of the molecule through its optimization for delivery to mammalian cells, and charts the path forward toward the development of future therapies.