This week: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and brain research
People with compromised immune systems or certain medical conditions have already been obtaining third shots of the Covid-19 vaccine. Now there are questions about who else may need to get boosters.
In this "HealthLink on Air" episode, Dr. Katie Anderson explains why vaccines need boosters, how variants are tracked, and how long she believes COVID-19 testing may be a part of our lives. Anderson is an assistant professor of medicine, and microbiology and immunology, and she’s part of the Institute for Global Health and Translational Sciences at Upstate.
Also on this week's show, professor Stephen Glatt and neurosciences researcher Jonathan Hess explain that brain disorders remain such a mystery partly because it's a challenge for researchers to study brain tissue in human subjects. They have created a new prediction tool called the BrainGENIE, using a biomarker grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Listen this Sunday, September 26 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.