Vaccination

What's at stake in COVID-19 jab patent waiver row

Over a year into global COVID-19 vaccination efforts the question of whether jab formulas ought to be freely available is still unresolved—and undersupplied countries are turning to workarounds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune system early responder can combat COVID-19

A simple RNA molecule jumpstarts the immune system's "first responders" to viral infection and can even eradicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in mice with chronic cases of COVID-19, a new Yale School of Medicine study finds.

Medications

Patent granted for drug candidate intended for cancer treatment

A potential new drug candidate developed by researchers at the University of Oulu, Finland, has been granted a patent in the United States. The drug is a small molecular chemical compound that is especially suited for cancer ...

Vaccination

Why aren't COVID vaccines getting to people globally?

(HealthDay)—The highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 has highlighted a fear shared by infectious disease experts worldwide: That increasingly dangerous mutations will continue to crop up until most people around ...

Vaccination

WHO boss says vaccine IP waiver not a property 'snatch'

The World Health Organization on Wednesday sought to reassure pharmaceutical companies that a proposal to suspend patent rights on COVID-19 vaccines was not a bid to "snatch" their intellecutual property rights.

Vaccination

EU lawmakers back COVID vaccines patent waiver

The European Parliament has urged the EU to back a push for a temporary waiver of coronavirus vaccine patents, in the face of scepticism from Brussels and key member states.

Vaccination

US backs plan to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the life-saving doses.

Vaccination

Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh's largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at ...

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