Vaccination

Closing in on COVID-19 vaccine

South Australian researchers working with Oracle Cloud technology and vaccine technology developed by local company Vaxine Pty Ltd are testing a vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 ...

Medical research

Explaining vaccine clinical trial phases

Clinical trials are conducted in phases, each with slightly different objectives and increasing numbers of volunteers. This is primarily to ensure subject safety but also to make sure the process is as cost-effective as possible. ...

Genetics

First US success of nonhuman primate gene editing

Mice have been and will continue to be good base models for human medicinal advances. However, their size and some of their physiological differences leave them lacking in important areas of human medicine, including neurological ...

Oncology & Cancer

A breakthrough with a new cancer vaccine

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies.

Oncology & Cancer

Short fasting cycles work as well as chemotherapy in mice

Man may not live by bread alone, but cancer in animals appears less resilient, judging by a study that found chemotherapy drugs work better when combined with cycles of short, severe fasting.

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