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Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Oct 22, 2020

The University of Oxford says the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil will continue following reports of a participant's death.

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2020

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Sherman Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, has announced a new robotic vaginectomy procedure developed for transmasculine patients.

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

By Marilynn Marchione, Linda A. Johnson | Oct 14, 2020

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that's similar to a treatment President Donald Trump recently received.

Trump Official Says Vaccine Expected Starting in January

Trump Official Says Vaccine Expected Starting in January

Oct 9, 2020

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021.

Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch On

Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch On

By David Tuller | Oct 6, 2020

Eight months into the pandemic, the move toward saliva screening is gaining traction, with tens of thousands of people across the country undergoing such testing daily.

White House Nixes Updated FDA Guidelines on Vaccine Approval

White House Nixes Updated FDA Guidelines on Vaccine Approval

By Zeke Miller, Matthew Perrone | Oct 6, 2020

At issue was the FDA's planned instruction that vaccine developers follow patients enrolled in their trials for at least two months to rule out safety issues

Egypt Reveals 59 Ancient Coffins Found Near Saqqara Pyramids

Egypt Reveals 59 Ancient Coffins Found Near Saqqara Pyramids

Oct 4, 2020

Egypt's tourism and antiquities minster said on Saturday archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.

Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, Basic Science May Pay Off

Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, Basic Science May Pay Off

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 4, 2020

While the world wants flashy quick fixes for everything, especially massive threats like the coronavirus and global warming, next week's Nobel Prizes remind us that in science, slow and steady pays off.

Radish Seeds, Meats and Cheeses Launched to Space Station

Radish Seeds, Meats and Cheeses Launched to Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 3, 2020

A space station cargo ship rocketed into orbit Friday carrying a 360-degree camera for spacewalking, radish seeds for growing and a smorgasbord of fancy meats and cheeses for feasting.

Search Underway for Murder Hornets Nest in Washington State

Search Underway for Murder Hornets Nest in Washington State

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 3, 2020

Agricultural officials in Washington state said Friday they are trying to find and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets — also known as murder hornets — amid concerns they could kill honey bees.

What We Know About the Airborne Spread of the Coronavirus

What We Know About the Airborne Spread of the Coronavirus

By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact | Sep 30, 2020

The emerging picture is a work-in-progress, but many of the pieces do point toward the potential for airborne transmission.

Colleges' Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

Colleges' Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

By Michael McAuliff | Sep 24, 2020

The study tracked cellphone data and matched it to reopening schedules at 1,400 schools, along with county infection rates.

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

Sep 23, 2020

According to one expert, it's likely that not just one but several of the competing COVID-19 vaccines will be shown to be safe and effective by the end of 2020. But which one should you receive, if any?

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22, 2020

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Running Out Of Storm Names, Atlantic Season Goes Greek

Running Out Of Storm Names, Atlantic Season Goes Greek

By Seth Borenstein | Sep 19, 2020

The Atlantic's record-breaking "crazy" hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16, 2020

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

Science Mag Makes First Endorsement in 175 Years, Taps Biden

Science Mag Makes First Endorsement in 175 Years, Taps Biden

By David Bauder | Sep 16, 2020

Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden.

NIH 'Very Concerned' About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

NIH 'Very Concerned' About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Sep 15, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage.

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