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Gilead’s Veklury shows ‘no antiviral effects’ against COVID-19 in small WHO study

Veklury has become routine treatment for severe COVID-19 patients in the U.S., spurring significant sales for Gilead Sciences. Experts have often debated data from the drug’s clinical trials, and now a small study adds points to the arguments voiced by skeptics. Both Veklury, also known as remdesivir, and hydroxychloroquine didn’t significantly clear the virus from hospitalized COVID-19… Read More »

Biomaterial-Based Vaccine Against Bacterial Infection

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have developed a biomaterial-based vaccine technology that could provide prophylactic protection against bacterial infection and septic shock. The technology is delivered as a biomaterial scaffold. Once inside the body, it captures bacterial pathogens and then recruits and activates dendritic cells to initiate a broad immune response against the pathogen… Read More »

Mexico to tighten borders against COVID-19 as US offers vaccine help

The foreign ministry’s announcement that Mexico would restrict movement on its border with Guatemala comes just as the country plans to step up enforcement efforts in the area against illegal immigration, according to a Reuters report. President Joe Biden is under increasing pressure to reduce a recent surge in migrants from Central America reaching the… Read More »

Taking a swim in cold water may help protect us against dementia

Swimming in cold water could help to protect the human brain from dementia, a study has suggested. Researchers from the University of Cambridge believe a so-called ‘cold-shock’ protein may hold the key to developing treatments that delay the onset of degenerative conditions. Production of the protein RBM3 appeared to be triggered in mice when their… Read More »