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BIPOC representation essential in vaccine clinical trials

Dr Michele Andrasik, Senior Staff Scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, outlines the importance of BIPOC representation in vaccine clinical trials. Black, Indigenous, and...
symptoms of COVID-19

Severe symptoms of COVID-19 reduced by a genetic variant

A new Swedish meta-study has discovered that a particular gene variant can protect against severe symptoms of COVID-19. The research, pioneered by experts at the...
One in ten people may still have infectious after ten-day covid isolation

One in ten people may still be infectious after ten-day covid isolation

One in 10 people may have clinically relevant levels of potentially infectious SARS-CoV-2 past the ten-day COVID isolation period, according to new research. The research...
bacteriophages

ACD Pharma: Bacteriophages against multi-drug resistant bacteria

A small Norwegian R&D company are making monumental strides in the global fight against multi-drug resistance, constructing the world's first large-scale plant for producing...
C-reactive protein test

LumiraDx C-reactive protein test accomplishes CE Marking

A cutting-edge, novel C-reactive protein test has successfully achieved CE Marking, a significant advancement in infection diagnostics. Developed by LumiraDx, pioneering experts in the field...
Covid transmission

Combatting Covid transmission with cutting-edge wearable technology

In a groundbreaking development toward eradicating Covid transmission, a team of experts has designed a new wearable technology that examines the user’s air exposure...
risk calculator

Reducing vaccine hesitancy with new COVID-19 risk calculator

Australian researchers have created a COVID-19 risk calculator to encourage discourse about getting vaccinated. Health Europa spoke to Dr Kirsty Short, virologist and co-lead...
antimicrobial resistance

Diagnostics against antimicrobial resistance – the next big move

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health crisis, but there are still areas where diagnostics can help hinder it. When was the last time...

The challenges and opportunities associated with phage therapy

Dr Zemphira Alavidze, a medical microbiologist at Phage Therapy Center, explains the benefits and challenges associated with phage therapy. Phage Therapy Center was founded in...

Ethnically diverse communities reluctant to test for Covid due to alienation

A Kingston University, London study has revealed that people from Black and Asian backgrounds were reluctant to test for Covid due to feelings of...
COVID vaccinations

500,000 lives saved by COVID vaccinations in Europe

Data has revealed that around half a million lives among older adults have been saved in Europe due to the implementation of COVID vaccinations. A...
face masks

Wearing face masks reduces COVID-19 transmission in schools

New research suggests that the spread of COVID-19 can be curbed in schools and preschools through adults wearing face masks. The study, performed in Germany,...
COVID immunity inspires the next generation of vaccines

COVID immunity inspires the next generation of vaccines

University College London (UCL) research suggests that COVID immunity could help develop the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines by inducing an immune response against...
Covid booster vaccine

Over 50% of UK adults receive Covid booster vaccine

New statistics have revealed that over half of the adult population in the UK has now had their Covid booster vaccine. The UK Covid booster...

How XPhyto Therapeutics could revolutionise PCR testing

Canadian life sciences start-up, XPhyto Therapeutics, explains how it is disrupting COVID-19 testing in Europe with its breakthrough PCR diagnostics technology. Antigen testing, though it...
infection control

Essential infection control tips to stay safe this winter

As many of us are spending more time with family and friends, Cameron Medeiros of Nova Biologicals outlines vital infection control measures that can...

Birmingham Biotech: Innovating COVID-19 testing and technologies

Michael Hsu, Managing Director of Birmingham Biotech, details how the company’s unique business model has facilitated the development, manufacturing, and distribution of cutting-edge COVID-19...
The impact of multiple sclerosis treatment on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

The impact of multiple sclerosis treatment on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

Multiple sclerosis treatment that helps people manage their condition can reduce the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, according to research from Cardiff University and the...
Covid infection rate

Covid infection rate affected by water access

Xue Zhang of Cornell University outlines how a lack of access to water results in a higher Covid infection rate and deaths. Handwashing is one...
biofilms

Eliminating drain-based biofilms in the healthcare sector

Infection prevention specialists, GAMA Healthcare, discuss the burden of drain-based biofilms and how these can be tackled in healthcare. Are we throwing our best antibiotics...

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