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Antibodies Help Some Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

Hospital room

Results from a clinical trial show a combination of two synthetic antibodies reduces deaths in hospitalized Covid-19 patients with no earlier immune response. . . . → Read More: Antibodies Help Some Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

Biotechs Partner on Crispr Therapies for Neuro Disorders

Adeno-associated virus

Two biotechnology companies are designing therapies to deliver edited genes to treat Friedreich’s ataxia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Crispr Therapies for Neuro Disorders

U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

Capsules

Two U.S. government health agencies agreed to purchase some 1.7 million doses of a Covid-19 antiviral drug, once the drug receives clearance from FDA. . . . → Read More: U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

FDA Okays Lower Dose, Injected Covid-19 Antibodies

Intradermal injection

The Food and Drug Administration updated its emergency authorization for a dual-antibody Covid-19 therapy to allow for a lower and injectable dose. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays Lower Dose, Injected Covid-19 Antibodies

Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

Vaccine patch

Tests with lab mice show one dose of a lower cost Covid-19 vaccine given with a needle-free patch generates strong antibody and cellular immune responses. . . . → Read More: Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

Trade, Finance, Health Groups Urge Vaccine Boost

Vaccine vials

The leaders of four international economic and health organizations call for a $50 billion investment to ensure faster vaccinations in all parts of the world. . . . → Read More: Trade, Finance, Health Groups Urge Vaccine Boost

Infographic – U.S. Kids Vaccine Status Matches Parents

Poll: Vaccination status

Findings from the YouGov poll show the likelihood of children in the U.S. getting a Covid-19 vaccine depends largely on their parents’ vaccination status or plans. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Kids Vaccine Status Matches Parents

Plant-Based Lipids Developed for mRNA Vaccines

Vesicles

Chemists at industry and academic labs created safer lipids for delivering messenger RNA vaccines, such as those protecting against Covid-19. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Lipids Developed for mRNA Vaccines

Moderna Expands Vaccine Research, Mfring in Asia

Syringe and three vials

Moderna Inc. and South Korea signed agreements Saturday on joint research and manufacturing opportunities for vaccines against viruses in Korea. . . . → Read More: Moderna Expands Vaccine Research, Mfring in Asia

Infographic – Americans Support Sending Vaccines Abroad

Chart: Sending vaccines abroad

About two in three Americans are in favor of the U.S. sending Covid-19 vaccine doses to other countries where infections remain a problem. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Americans Support Sending Vaccines Abroad