Vaccines

Here's Why Johnson & Johnson Jumped Higher Today

Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) are up 6.4% at 1:50 p.m. EDT after the healthcare conglomerate said it's made considerable progress developing a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Earlier this month...

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Moderna To Pause Enrollment In Some Clinical Trials As A Result Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) recently announced that it would join the growing list of drugmakers adjusting their clinical trial activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The biotech company -- which focuses on developing vaccines and treatments using...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Nasdaq

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Coronavirus Treatments And Vaccines – Research On 3 Types Of Antivirals And 10 Different Vaccines...

Just three months after China first notified the World Health Organization about a deadly new coronavirus, studies of numerous antiviral treatments and potential vaccines are already underway. Never has science advanced so much in such a short...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fda Authorizes Chloroquine For Use In Treating Coronavirus

The FDA issued an emergency authorization of anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus treatment, as a vaccine is at least a year away. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were brought to the public's attention by President Trump's recent remarks, and they...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Malaria

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Big Pharma Advances On Covid-19

24/7 Wall St. has tracked some health care companies with prospects at crafting a vaccine to deal with this novel coronavirus and where they stand now.

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4 Reasons Drug Stocks Are A Buy Right Now

The emerging coronavirus pandemic highlights the world's dependence on pharmaceutical and biotech companies to produce drugs and vaccines to help overcome all types of illness. This outbreak may bring new appreciation for the industry. Here we...

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Labs Experiment With New And Unproven Methods To Create Covid-19 Vaccine

The coronavirus has ground social, economic, and educational exchanges to a halt around the world. For now, public health officials are relying on tools like social distancing to minimize the harm of the virus, but in the long term, a COVID-19...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Vaccine Combo 'provocative' As Cervical Cancer Treatment

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Administration of a therapeutic vaccine during chemotherapy led to tumor regression in a substantial proportion of patients with advanced human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive cervical cancer, a preliminary clinical trial...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials

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Coronavirus: What Labs Are Doing To Push At The Limits Of Vaccine Development

Jean Peccoud Public Health, World Labs are experimenting with new but unproven methods.  The coronavirus has ground social, economic and educational exchanges to a halt around the world. For now, public health officials are relying on tools like...

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Covid-19: Social Distancing Is Our Responsibility. Vaccines Are Too.

Our country is facing a national health crisis on a scale that has never been seen before in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic is unchartered territory—a new strain of an old virus that has so far claimed more than 1,000 lives. Right now, we...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Protecting Ourselves From The Next Pandemic

The potential power of 21st-century vaccines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hbv Infection Rate Down, Vax Rate Up In U.s. Adults

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was down among U.S. adults in recent years, with an increase in vaccination during that time, researchers found. Prevalence of past or present HBV infection declined from 5.7% in 1999-2002...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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How To Boost Immune Response To Vaccines In Older People

Identifying interventions that improve vaccine efficacy in older persons is vital to deliver healthy aging for an aging population. Immunologists have identified a route for counteracting the age-related loss of two key immune cell types by using...

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Australian Researchers Launching Coronavirus Treatment Trial Using Tb Vaccine

Infectious disease researchers from Down Under are joining the fight against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus with a new series of controlled clinical trials that will explore virus treatment using the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine -...
Related topics: Medical Research, Clinical Trials, Virus, Virology

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Varied Covid-19 Strains Not A Problem For Vaccines -- For Now

]]>(MedPage Today) -- That multiple strains of COVID-19 coronavirus exist in different parts of the world probably won't impede vaccine development in the short term, experts told MedPage Today. In a manuscript posted to the medRxiv preprint...

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Geek Trivia: What Invention Created A Mass Movement Towards Completely Indoor Pet Cats?

Dry Kibble Cat Food Feline Rabies Vaccines Kitty Litter Single Step SpayingThink You Know the Answer?

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Trail Data For Cancer Vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO), which has become famous for the exceptionally rapid development of its candidate COVID-19 vaccine, reported data for its lead vaccine candidate, VGX-3100, which treats anal dysplasia, a precancerous condition...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Nasdaq

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67 Years Ago Today: Jonas Salk Announced The Polio Vaccine... And Did Not Patent It

It seems worth noting a historical milestone today. 67 years ago today, March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced the vaccine for polio, and saved millions of lives. And this is notable given the current COVID-19 pandemic we're all living with....
Related topics: Patents

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67 Years Ago Today: Jonas Salk Announced The Polio Vaccine... And Did Not Patent It

It seems worth noting a historical milestone today. 67 years ago today, March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced the vaccine for polio, and saved millions of lives. And this is notable given the current COVID-19 pandemic we're all living with....
Related topics: Patents

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Life-saving Vaccinations Must Not ‘fall Victim’ To Covid-19 Pandemic – Unicef Chief

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is overstretching health services, medical goods are in short supply, and transport disruptions have left supply chains facing “historic strain”, according to the head of the United Nations Children’s...

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