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Natural products with potential efficacy against lethal viruses

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego have broken down the genomic and life history traits of three classes of viruses that have caused endemic and global pandemics in the past and identify natural products—compounds produced in nature—with the potential to […]

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Llama nanobodies could be a powerful weapon against COVID-19

Today in Science, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine describe a new method to extract tiny but extremely powerful SARS-CoV-2 antibody fragments from llamas, which could be fashioned into inhalable therapeutics with the potential to prevent and treat COVID-19. These special llama antibodies, called “nanobodies,” are much smaller than human antibodies and […]

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Moderna Has Completed Case Accrual for First Planned Interim Analysis of its mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 11, 2020– Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that it has completed case accrual for the first interim analysis of the Phase 3 COVE study of mRNA-1273, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Moderna has seen […]

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Developing effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and HIV

Researchers led by Raghavan Varadarajan, professor at the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), are working toward developing effective vaccine strategies against two viruses: SARS-CoV-2 and HIV. In two studies published in the past week, they report the design of a “heat-tolerant” COVID-19 vaccine candidate, and a rapid method to identify specific regions […]

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Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer

A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham. Funded by Blood Cancer UK, the trial seeks to repurpose existing drugs to improve the outlook, health and quality of life for people with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a condition […]

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Cold water may be an effective defense against dementia

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 20 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. After years of anecdotal evidence, scientists have finally nailed down one link between brain health and the “polar bear plunge.” In a study of the blood profiles of regular winter-time swimmers in London, Cambridge […]