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COVID-19 Vaccine Likely In 2020, But Production Only By 2021 End

New Delhi: Swedens chief epidemiologist Dr Anders Tegnell said Covid-19 vaccine may be developed in 2020, but its production will only start by the end of 2021. In a webinar organized by Public Health Foundation of India, Tegnell, who is also the architect of Covid-19 Sweden’s lockdown-lite, said: “To reach full herd immunity to stop […]

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India will have to play key role in mass production of coronavirus vaccine: France

New Delhi: India will have an important role to play in the mass production of medicines and vaccines for coronavirus infection once the treatment for the deadly disease is found, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has said. Dozens of researchers across the globe are racing against time to come out with a vaccine for coronavirus that […]

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Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Enters Advanced Human Trials

London: The University of Oxford said on Friday that its researchers have begun recruiting adults and children for advanced human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine that will involve up to 10,260 volunteers across the UK. The initial human trials which began in April involved more than 1,000 volunteers. The immunisations in the initial trials have […]

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COVID-19 Treatment: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Promise In Human Trial, Stock Soars

New York: In a ray of hope against Covid-19, an mRNA vaccine under human clinical trial by Massachusetts-bases biotechnology giant Moderna has shown promising results by generating an immune-system response in the body to fight coronavirus. mRNA-1273 is an mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 which was selected by Moderna in collaboration with investigators from the Vaccine […]

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WHO Chief Scientist Commends India For Keeping COVID-19 Cases Low

New Delhi: World Health Organisation’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday commended India for keeping the coronavirus cases and deaths very low compared to other countries and said it will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. She said the whole world has to be prepared for the ongoing transmission […]

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Fighting COVID-19: US is very close to a vaccine, says Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump while addressing the daily White House coronavirus briefing said “we are very close to a vaccine”, after noting vaccine trials taking place in the US, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. He was joined by Vice-President Mike Pence and Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus taskforce co-ordinator, the BBC reported. […]

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COVID19: ICMR Bats For Oxford Vaccine, WHO Lists 3 More As Frontrunners

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday said that a candidate vaccine called ChAdOX1 a” being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford — is the frontrunner in the race to take on the deadly COVID-19 virus which has infected over 23 lakh people globally, killing over 1.60 lakh people. […]

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University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial

New York: As governments across the world look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the coronavirus pandemic, after successful animal tests. When tested in mice, the vaccine — delivered through a fingertip-sized patch — produced antibodies […]

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Supercharging Cancer Cells Mutation Rate Can Create Vaccine

Supercharging the mutation rate in cancer cells can create a powerful vaccine that is able to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy, says a major new study. Scientists forced cancer cells in the lab to evolve much more rapidly than usual using a molecule called APOBEC3B, which is often used by tumours to drive rapid genetic […]

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Experimental vaccine eliminates HPV infection: Study

New York: A new experimental immune-based vaccine has cleared human papillomavirus (HPV) in a third of women with cervical cancer precursors, according to clinical trial results. The therapeutic vaccine, called Tipapkinogen Sovacivec (TS), injects a specific protein that triggers an immune system response to attack high-risk HPV types that cause nearly all cervical cancer precursors, […]

Men should also be vaccinated against HPV, say health experts

New Delhi: Not just women, men should also get HPV vaccinations to safeguard themselves against cervical cancer, stress health experts. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, 40 of which are passed through sexual contact and can affect the […]

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Novel vaccine may reduce post-stroke blood clot risk

Tokyo: Researchers have tested a vaccine, S100A9, that may be able to replace oral blood thinners to reduce the risk of secondary strokes caused by blood clots, without increasing the risk of serious bleeding or triggering an autoimmune response, according to a new research. Oral blood thinners are medicines that help blood flow smoothly through […]

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Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola virus safe, effective

New York: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the novel synthetic DNA vaccine is safe against Ebola virus and offers a long-term alternative to traditional vaccines. The team, from The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, US, optimised a shorter, dose-sparing, immunisation regimen and simplified vaccine that can be directly administered into the skin. They […]

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Experimental vaccine shows potential against Zika virus

New York: An experimental single dose vaccine against the Zika virus has proven to be powerful in mice, new research has found. The vaccine employs an uncommon two-pronged approach to fighting the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and is most serious for pregnant women and their foetuses. The vaccine, carrying genes for two or […]

China vaccine probe confirms adulteration, falsified data

Beijing: An investigation by Chinese authorities into pharmaceutical company Changsheng Biotech, which is at the centre of a vaccine adulteration scandal, confirmed that the company falsified data about its products and used expired material to make vaccines, the media reported on Saturday. Raids conducted by a State Council team found that the firm had used […]

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