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COVID-19-AI

AI technology identifies 160 possible new drug treatments for COVID-19

Scientists have discovered a total of 200 approved drugs that could treat COVID-19, but only 40 are currently being tested in clinical trials. Researchers from...
CoronaVac

CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine safe for children as young as three

A clinical trial has proven that the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children and adolescents aged between three to 17. The CoronaVac vaccine, which...
bladder-cancer-treatment

Promising bladder cancer treatment developed using alternative approach

Using a new approach to molecular drug design, scientists have created a highly promising bladder cancer treatment. The new drug to treat bladder cancer was...
blood-sugar-control-antacids

Antacids may improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes

Antacids can improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes, new research has demonstrated. In a recent meta-analysis, researchers found that the use of antacids...
vaccine

Understanding COVID-19 and the vaccine cold chain

B Medical Systems discusses the importance of reliable, high quality bio-medical storage and the crucial impact of the vaccine cold chain. Optimal cold chain infrastructures...
COVID-treatment

App aids safe prescribing of COVID-19 treatment drugs

A new mobile app has been launched to advise on the safe prescribing of experimental drugs for the treatment of COVID-19. The University of Liverpool...
statin-use-cancer

Statin use reduced risk of cancer in heart failure patients

Statin use can lessen the risk of cancer and mortality in heart failure patients, new research has found. Academics at the University of Hong Kong...
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Fertility treatment drugs do not increase breast cancer risk

Common fertility treatment drugs used to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. An analysis was carried...
vaccine

Intellectual property and vaccine equality in a pandemic

Akshaya Kumar, Director of Crisis Advocacy at Human Rights Watch, speaks to us about intellectual property and vaccine inequity. In October 2020, representatives of India...
AstraZeneca treatment unsuccessful at preventing symptomatic COVID-19

AstraZeneca treatment unsuccessful at preventing symptomatic COVID-19

AstraZeneca’s antibody treatment – AZD7442 – has been unsuccessful in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in patients recently exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The results of AstraZeneca’s...
cost-of-antidepressants

Rise in cost and usage of antidepressants sparks concern

An alarming surge in the usage and cost of antidepressants in 2020 has been recorded by researchers from the University of Huddersfield. Researchers conducted a...
opioid-dependence

Study finds Opioid Agonist Therapy lowers mortality risk

Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) can lower the risk of death amongst people with opioid dependence, findings from a global review have shown. The review was...
COVID-19-vaccine-programme

Study demonstrates long-lasting efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine programme

Researchers carrying out pre-clinical testing of a COVID-19 vaccine programme have discovered a high antibody response, lasting over 18 weeks. Biotechnology company Defence Therapeutics Inc...
Digital tool will reduce the cost of developing new medicines

Digital tool will reduce the cost of developing new medicines

A new digital tool is being rolled out in the UK that will make developing medicines cheaper, safer, and faster. In a vital step for...
Mild myocarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Mild myocarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Cases of mild myocarditis are being reported in people who have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart...
Cancer vaccine shows long-lasting anti-tumoural response

Cancer vaccine shows long-lasting anti-tumoural response

A pre-clinical study has demonstrated the anti-tumoural efficacy of the AccuVAC-D001 cancer vaccine. Developed by biotechnology company Defence Therapeutics Inc., the AccuVAC-D001 cancer vaccine demonstrated...
Study shows newborns with seizures may be overmedicated

Study shows newborns with seizures may be overmedicated

A new study has shown that babies on long-term antiseizure medication may be overmedicated, as continued administration of the medicines may not prevent continued...
Parkinson's disease treatment

Major progress made to improve Parkinson’s disease treatment

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of a nasal spray for Parkinson’s disease treatment. Researchers from the University of York have developed a...
Exploring vaccine storage and delivery

Exploring vaccine storage and delivery

HEQ speaks with Thomas Sorensen, Senior Manager at UNICEF, about the cold chain and the challenges facing vaccine refrigeration. Global charity UNICEF has been delivering...
Refrigeration and the vaccine cold chain

Refrigeration and the vaccine cold chain

HEQ speaks with AREA President Marco Buoni about the role of refrigeration and the cold chain in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The cold chain is...

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