Health

Ten lessons for the life sciences from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen virus-beating technologies progress at unprecedented speed. Scientists have raced to understand and treat the new coronavirus, teams have developed tests and built COVID-19 equipment, and deals ...

Medical economics

Pfizer and Moderna won't be the only ones to reap huge payday

Pfizer and Moderna appear to be the clear leaders in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer has already begun distribution, and Moderna's entry is on the brink of FDA approval, which would put the two at least weeks ahead ...

Medications

Could we use statins to treat COVID-19?

Nothing in medicine is as exciting as discovering new drugs. However, this process is time consuming, expensive and not always necessary. Sometimes, existing drugs can be used to manage illnesses that are different to those ...

Medical research

New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists ...

Health

Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef products recalled

(HealthDay)—Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef products have been recalled by New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services due to possible contamination with potentially deadly Escherichia coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New contraceptive gel, from bench to FDA approval

Research into the development of a new vaginal gel, initiated by UniSA Pharmaceutical Scientist, Professor Sanjay Garg, has now been approved by the US FDA as the first and only non-hormonal contraceptive.

Health

FDA bans products that help kids hide vape use from parents

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was sending warning letters to 10 manufacturers to stop making products designed to allow youth to vape without getting caught by parents or teachers.

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