Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 test results: What you need to know to understand them

Testing has been vital during the pandemic. Negative COVID-19 test results have allowed people the freedom to work and travel, while positive results have been used to isolate infected individuals and protect the wider community.

Medical research

Scientists find new way of predicting COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

The early immune response in a person who has been vaccinated for COVID-19 can predict the level of protection they will have to the virus over time, according to analysis from Australian mathematicians, clinicians, and scientists, ...

Vaccination

EU regulators start review of China's Sinovac vaccine

The European Union's drug regulator announced Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, a first step toward possible approval for use in the ...

Vaccination

Slovak regulator voices misgivings about Sputnik vaccine

Slovakia's drug regulator said Thursday it was not able to determine the safety of a batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine delivered to Bratislava last month, voicing misgivings about its composition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Mop up' malaria vaccine advances to trials in people

University of Florida researcher Rhoel Dinglasan, Ph.D., was awarded $6 million today by the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund to test a new malaria vaccine in people. The process leading to a phase 1 clinical trial ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combination therapy protects against advanced Marburg virus disease

A new study conducted at the Galveston National Laboratory at the The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has shown substantial benefit to combining monoclonal antibodies and the antiviral remdesivir against ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer immunotherapy approach targets common genetic alteration

Researchers developed a prototype for a new cancer immunotherapy that uses engineered T cells to target a genetic alteration common among all cancers. The approach, which stimulates an immune response against cells that are ...

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