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Scientists have mapped the epigenetic controls on T cells, which could aid Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and treatment, as well as cancer immunotherapy.READ MORE
A new modelling study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting has estimated that a combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and workplace distancing, is most effective at reducing the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases compared with other intervention scenarios included in the study.READ MORE
Participant recruitment has begun for a Phase II clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult patients with COVID-19 with remdesivir.READ MORE
During the first global regulatory workshop, delegates from 17 countries, representing more than 20 medicines regulatory authorities globally, and experts from the WHO and the European Commission discussed regulatory considerations related to the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates and preclinical data required to support proceeding to first-in-human (FIH) clinical trials.READ MORE
A new app has been launched that tracks symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), allowing anyone to self-report daily.
Whilst the classic symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, persistent dry cough, shortness of breath – are now drummed into anyone following the spread of this novel coronavirus, a potential new symptom has begun to be reported by medical experts – a loss of smell or taste.
Scientists discovered that coronavirus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.READ MORE
Genetically engineering macrophages – an immune cell that eats invaders in the body – could be the key to unlocking cellular therapies that effectively target solid tumors. Researchers demonstrated that CAR macrophages are able to kill tumors both in human samples in the lab and in mouse models.READ MORE