Once-promising mRNA COVID-19 vaccine disappoints with final trial data

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

And despite CureVac’s mRNA stumble we are quickly learning how to optimize these vaccines with newer, safer, and more effective iterations in development.

COVID-19 infections are rare and mild after vaccination

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

This means full vaccination was 91 percent effective at preventing any kind of SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic.

One year on: How has COVID-19 affected cancer services?

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Disruption to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment has led to more than 45,000 fewer people starting cancer treatment between the start of the pandemic and March 2021 – the so called ‘missing cancer patients’.

23andMe’s Huge Covid-19 Study Draws Links Between the Virus and Our Genetics

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2021
by Alex Muller

The blood link to Covid-19 susceptibility is intriguing, but doesn’t change treatments.

Cancer drug lessens the toxicity of a protein from COVID-19 virus

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Discovery opens door to testing more effective drugs for treating COVID-19 patients