Vaccination

Pfizer says it could still deliver a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

Pfizer executives expressed measured optimism Tuesday over the prospect of providing a coronavirus vaccine in 2020 as the pharma giant reported lower third-quarter profits due to disruption in healthcare that dented drug ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU chief backs quicker virus tests

EU chief Charles Michel on Tuesday urged member states to adopt the quicker "antigen" coronavirus testing method, in coordination with their partners across the bloc.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany braces for 'lockdown light' as virus cases surge

Germans were preparing themselves Tuesday for tough new measures to tame a surge in coronavirus infections, with media reporting that a concerned Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a "lockdown light".

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

Scientists have long believed that the brain protects itself from an aggressive immune response to keep down inflammation. However, that evolutionary control may work against it when a cancer cell attempts to spread to the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasites hide out in humans when it's not mosquito season

Malaria parasites survive the mosquito-free dry season by waiting silently in humans for the return of the rainy season that brings back with it mosquitoes. New research, by an international team including Penn State scientists, ...

Medical research

Age-resistant quiescent stem cells support muscle regeneration

Researchers from the Computational Biology group at the University of Luxembourg's Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biology (LCSB) participated in an international study focusing on adult stem cells in muscle tissue. The results ...

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