Scholars studying the spread of Covid-19, and its impact on communities, have been named 2021 MacArthur Fellows.
In the coronavirus vaccine market, several players -- including Moderna and Pfizer -- are currently benefiting from a first-mover advantage. One of them is Ocugen (NASDAQ: OCGN), a company that partnered with India-based Bharat Biotech to develop and market a COVID-19 vaccine called Covaxin. Like many other meme stocks, shares of Ocugen have been highly volatile since the beginning of the year -- and a recent regulatory breakthrough in India sent the company's stock soaring through the roof.
Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash Broad agreement in the world of science can be a rarity. However, one thing that public health leaders active in the fight against COVID-19 can agree on, is the urgent need for oral, pill-based treatments that are effective at halting disease progression, can get — and keep — people out of the hospital and can reduce mortality. One key group of COVID-19 patients who are in desperate need of treatment options are those moderately severe patients in hospital
Anavex Life Sciences and Affimed both sport unique drug development platforms that could be worth billions.
Biogen and Ionis' approach to Lou Gehrig's disease flopped over the weekend, leading IONS stock to collapse to a five-year low Monday.
A Chinese father took it upon himself to develop a cure for a rare genetic disease that his son was diagnosed with. A father’s devotion: Xu Wei, a 30-year-old online entrepreneur with no prior college education, devoted his time to learning and developing medicine at home after his one-year-old son Haoyang was diagnosed with Menkes disease, reported South China Morning Post. The disorder, which affects the cellular transport of copper, is associated with seizures, stunted growth, failure to thrive, unstable body temperature and intellectual disability, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
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Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.
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Costco may be mostly associated with giant pallets of toilet paper and similarly vast sheet cakes, so it may come as a surprise that the warehouse chain also carries a wide variety of health and personal care products that go beyond your basic 500-count bottle of vitamin C. These are five things you didn't know you could buy at Costco stores and online. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID. 1 Immun
Public-health experts hope that a Covid-19 pill could be an affordable, convenient tool to reduce the human cost of the virus.
Rising infections and waning immunity levels are putting the elderly and vulnerable at risk, experts say, reinforcing the need for top-up vaccines
Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots and follows the OK for a third dose for the Pfizer vaccine for many Americans last month. The FDA was expected to say that using the same brand for a booster was still preferable, especially for the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that have proved most effective against the coronavirus.
Microwaves are an undeniably convenient way to prepare food. In mere seconds, you can take a cold bowl of leftovers and turn it into a gourmet meal once again or turn ingredients from your fridge into something new and delicious. However, while nuking your food may save you time, making food in the microwave isn't a risk-free endeavor. Before you prepare your next meal, read on to discover the one crucial mistake experts from the U.S. Food&Drug Administration (FDA) say you should never make when
The program is for students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 in school and can still attend classes in person rather than quarantine at home as long as they test negative for the disease and show no symptoms. "Test to stay" is a practice comprised of regular testing and contact tracing to allow close contacts to remain in the classroom, while maintaining other layered prevention strategies, such as universal masking, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC website. The agency said it views test to stay "as a promising practice," adding it was working with multiple jurisdictions now implementing test to stay to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy.
Is Pfizer stock a buy after the CDC recommended Covid booster shots for people age 65 and older, and otherwise vulnerable Americans?
A recent survey found that most business executives support the vaccine and testing mandates but have concerns over their implementation.
The FDA is moving to soon allow people to have a Covid-19 booster shot different from the vaccine they initially received, according to reports.
Phathom Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PHAT) has announced data from the PHALCON-EE Phase 3 trial evaluating vonoprazan versus lansoprazole for erosive esophagitis (EE). Esophagitis is inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus lining, which is the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach. Vonoprazan met its primary non-inferiority endpoints in both healing and maintenance phases. Related: Phathom Pharma's Vonoprazan Inhibits Gastric Acid In Healthy Volunteers. Vonoprazan demonstr
The CDC released its holiday 2021 COVID-19 guidelines. The center for disease control and prevention says vaccinations and masks are the keys to staying safe.
U.S. regulators 'will start moving [booster] recommendations to earlier ages,' predicts Albert Bourla.