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Italy and Israel bet on GM microalgae to develop edible COVID vaccine

The rush to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 has extended to Italy and Israel, where scientists are using the tools ...
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Podcast: Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney brings you exclusive excerpts from her new book Rebel Cell, exploring where cancer came from, where ...
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FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn: ‘Decisions about approving vaccines will be based solely on good science’

The framework in the United States to support a covid-19 vaccine is now in place. Testing is underway and manufacturing ...
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Sputnik V: Putin claims win in ‘vaccine race,’ as Russia registers first COVID-19 shot amid concerns it is compromising safety

Russia registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, President Vladimir Putin said, marking a milestone in the fight against the novel ...
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Video: Death by COVID: The projected grim toll in historical context

The latest statistics, as of July 10, show COVID-19-related deaths in U.S. are just under 1,000 per day nationally, which is ...
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‘Tantalizing solutions’: How we are developing the next generation of cancer drugs

Cancer treatments have always been linked to a specific part of the body — these drugs for breast cancer, and ...
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DIY COVID-19 vaccine? George Church, other scientists experimenting with home brewed versions

Nearly 200 covid-19 vaccines are in development, and some three dozen are at various stages of human testing. But in ...
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Anti-viral drugs might be safer, more effective, and easier to develop than COVID-19 vaccines

Clinicaltrials.gov, the most commonly used registry for worldwide medical research, listed 1358 clinical trials on the [COVID-19], including using scores ...
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World War II Jewish Warsaw ghetto in provides blueprint for how US might contain coronavirus

A paper published on [July 24] in Science Advances reports on a sophisticated mathematical analysis that shows how personal hygiene, quarantines, social distancing and ...
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No HIV vaccine yet but decades of false starts provide guidance to coronavirus researchers

Thirty-six years [after the virus's discovery], there still is no HIV vaccine. But instead of being a cautionary tale of ...
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Vaccine ‘durability’: COVID-19 immunizations coming soon but will they last?

As the days unfold with a seeming sameness in this odd summer of the pandemic, news of vaccine clinical trials ...
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Podcast: Mapping Humanity—How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalized medicine, and our identities

Innovations in genetics are already changing our lives for the better, and will continue to do so. Using gene-editing technology, ...
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Podcast: From the Black Death to COVID-19—Investigating the ancient war between genes and disease

Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, from the Black Death ...
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COVID-19 cases surge worldwide as WHO confirms virus is not seasonal

Globally, WHO has reported as on [July 28], 16,301,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 650,069 deaths. The Americas remains the epicentre by region, ...
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What’s it like being in a Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial?

I’m at St George’s for an initial screening as a volunteer in the Oxford University trial to test the ChAdOx1 ...
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‘A huge amount of wasted effort’: Most COVID-19 studies too small to yield real results

1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 [have been designed] since the start of January ...
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The human protein that might explain who’s most at risk from Covid-19

The earliest clinical data out of China showed that some [COVID-19 patients] consistently fared worse than others, notably men, the ...
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Podcast: Europe suspends GMO rules to speed COVID vaccine; genes and coronavirus; Keto diet fights Alzheimer’s?

Europe has suspended some of its oppressive GMO regulations to speed development of a COVID-19 vaccine, drawing accusations of hypocrisy ...
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Challenges containing massive inflammation that often accompanies COVID-19

[Brett] Breslow was suffering from a massive bout of inflammation — a catch-all description for the damage in many of ...
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Can you get the coronavirus more than once within a few months? Scientists now say that’s unlikely

A New Jersey doctor claimed several patients healed from one bout only to become reinfected with the coronavirus. And another doctor said ...
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The novel coronavirus is a random murderer

Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people globally, scientists are still trying to understand the ...
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COVID-19 is causing silent epidemics — societal and medical crises

As the nation emerges in fits and starts from the lockdowns spurred by the first wave of COVID-19 illnesses, we’re ...
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Genetic puzzle: How mice can be modified to help in the race to develop coronavirus therapies

For more than three decades Michael Koob has been working out complicated puzzles using the tools of molecular biology and genetics ...
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Strokes often deadly but gene therapy offers hope to rebuild critically damaged brain cells

When you think of a typical meal in the US South, you will likely recall the rich, hearty dishes that ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
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Infants not at risk for COVID-19? One Texas county alone has had 85 cases, most under 1

The public health director in Nueces County on the Texas Gulf Coast said 85 children under 2 years old, including ...
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Missing antibodies: Why herd immunity may be “unachievable” without mass deaths or long-shot vaccine

[A] study of more than 60,000 people estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies, the ...
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Re-energized anti-vaccine activism is growing on the right and winning the social media battle to discredit coming coronavirus treatments

What does an antivaxxer and a far-right activist have in common? If the thought of someone who opposes vaccines brings ...
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