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Challenge Seeks Next-Generation Face Mask

Covid-19 face mask

A challenge competition with a total purse of $1 million seeks a new type of face mask that people will be eager to wear to protect against infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Next-Generation Face Mask

Immune Responses Shown in Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine

Nasal spray

An experimental vaccine to prevent Covid-19 infections, given as a nasal spray, produces immune responses in tests with lab mice. . . . → Read More: Immune Responses Shown in Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine

Trial Underway Assessing Insomnia Therapy App

Insomnia

A clinical trial began enrolling participants to collect real world evidence on a digital therapy designed to relieve chronic insomnia. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Assessing Insomnia Therapy App

HBCUs Still Putting Blacks in STEM

Katherine Johnson

HBCUs still hand out more bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields to Blacks than traditionally white institutions, but no longer produce the rates of STEM bachelors they once did. . . . → Read More: HBCUs Still Putting Blacks in STEM

Cannabis Assessed for Pain in Real-World Trial

Cannabis plant

A clinical trial in Canada is evaluating medical cannabis products as treatments for chronic pain with participants reporting their experiences online. . . . → Read More: Cannabis Assessed for Pain in Real-World Trial

Pharma Companies Form $1B Antibiotics Fund

Klebsiella pneumoniae

A group of 23 pharmaceutical companies are creating an investment fund to finance research and development of new drugs to combat antibiotic resistance. . . . → Read More: Pharma Companies Form $1B Antibiotics Fund

NIH Opens Covid-19 Clinical Trial Network

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National Institutes of Health is organizing a collection of sites for late-stage clinical trials to test Covid-19 vaccines and antibody treatments. . . . → Read More: NIH Opens Covid-19 Clinical Trial Network

EC, France Fund Universal Covid-19, Flu Vaccines

SARS-Cov-2 viruses

A biotechnology company is receiving European Commission and French government funds to develop vaccines that protect against all strains of Covid-19 and flu viruses. . . . → Read More: EC, France Fund Universal Covid-19, Flu Vaccines

Univ. Lab Discovers, Licenses Citrus Disease Treatment

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Plant scientists in California discovered a natural peptide that stops bacteria from causing citrus greening, a disease destroying citrus crops worldwide. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Discovers, Licenses Citrus Disease Treatment

BARDA to Buy $2B in Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapies

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The federal health preparedness agency is spending more than $2 billion for developers to produce Covid-19 vaccines and treatments now in clinical trials. . . . → Read More: BARDA to Buy $2B in Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapies