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    Trials with tuberculosis vaccines

    25 Mar, 2020
    Via Science, Jope de Vrieze write: Can a century-old TB vaccine steel the immune system against the new coronavirus?
    Researchers in four countries will soon start a clinical trial of an unorthodox approach to the new coronavirus. They will test whether a century-old vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial disease, can rev up the human immune system in a broad way, allowing it to better fight the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 and, perhaps, prevent infection with it ...
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    The Imperial women tackling COVID-19

    24 Mar, 2020

    From vaccine development to mathematical models, these are the Imperial women battling COVID-19.

    From modelling the spread and impact of the pandemic to developing a prototype vaccine, the global COVID-19 research effort draws on the expertise of researchers from a range of different disciplines.

    Originally planned to celebrate International Women’s Day earlier this month, here we meet some of the Imperial women tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.






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    An Active Substance from Bayer Could Help

    24 Mar, 2020
    The coronavirus continues to dominate our daily lives. Around the world, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are working intensively on active substances that treat people with COVID-19. One of those substances is Resochin by Bayer.Click here for reference
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    FDA Continues to Facilitate Access to Crucial Medical Products, Including Ventilators

    23 Mar, 2020

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took significant action to help increase the availability of ventilators and accessories, as well as other respiratory devices, during the COVID-19 pandemic to support patients with respiratory failure or difficulty breathing.




    “The FDA’s new actions will mean America can make more ventilators during this crisis,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “Today’s actions are another step by the FDA and HHS...
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    SEED Recommendations: Protection against COVID-19 in Endoscopy Units

    22 Mar, 2020
    The Spanish Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SEED) published a document about protection recommendations against COVID-19 pandemics in endoscopy units in order to stop the spread of the virus. These recommendations are based on two recent studies (Jinyang Gu et al. & Fei Xiao et al.) which show the potential gastrointestinal infection caused by SARS-CoV-2. Logically, general recommendations about hygiene to control COVID-19 spread are of special importance in this medical area.
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    AGA | Joint GI society message: COVID-19 clinical insights for our community of gastroenterologists and gastroenterology care providers

    22 Mar, 2020

    The situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. There is recent evidence suggesting the potential for coronavirus transmission through droplets and perhaps fecal shedding posing potential risks during endoscopy and colonoscopy to other patients, endoscopy personnel and ourselves.




    Important information as well as recommendations to consider in your institutions and practices that provide endoscopy and outpatient GI services are provided in th...
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    WHO | Special coronavirus

    20 Mar, 2020


    Information and guidance from the WHO on the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019 can be found on this website. Updated information is on this page. daily.WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge about this new virus, track its spread and virulence, and advise countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of the ...
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    Have they found a cure for the coronavirus?

    18 Mar, 2020


    Have they found a cure for the coronavirus? Australian researchers claim two existing drugs could 'cure' COVID-19 after patients they tested responded 'very well' to treatment
    Researchers believe they've found a cure for the latest strain of coronavirus

    The disease has killed more than 6,500 people around the world since January

    Queensland researcher claims HIV and anti-malaria drugs may be the cure

    Currently patients cannot be cured and only supported while th...