White House Puts Aside $5 Billion For Future COVID Treatments

Posted in Medicine, Science on 15th Apr, 2023
by Alex Muller

Operation Next Gen will have three main goals: creating long-lasting monoclonal antibodies, speeding up the development of mucosal vaccines to possibly reduce transmission and infection risks, and speeding efforts to develop a universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against COVID-19 and other coronaviruses.

New COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Approved For Use In Japan

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

The arrival of ensitrelvir marks the third SARS-CoV-2 antiviral to reach clinical use after Pfizer's Paxlovid and Merck's molnupiravir.

COVID-19 infection waves linked to spikes in heart attack deaths

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

The findings cannot causally link the increases in heart attacks to COVID, however, the research is far from the first to suggest SARS-CoV-2 infections can harm heart health.

Could Covid vaccine technology crack cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Many promising cancer trials end in failure. It may be several years before we know if BioNTech's treatments for bowel cancer, melanoma and other tumour types really do live up to the hype.

Pfizer Pays Almost $120 Million For App That Claims to Detect COVID From A Cough

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

Pfizer has shelled out nearly US$120 million to acquire a small Australian company claiming to have developed a smartphone app that can accurately diagnose COVID-19 by analysing the sound of a cough.