Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact
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Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact

Image copyright We Are Covert Image caption Researchers have been tracking changes to the ‘spike’ of the virus Researchers in the US and UK have identified hundreds of mutations to the virus which causes the disease Covid-19. But none has yet established what this will mean for virus spread in the population and for how […]

Scientists identify the protein 'signature' of Alzheimer's
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Scientists identify the protein ‘signature’ of Alzheimer’s

A new study has found a unique set of proteins that distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other neurodegenerative conditions and healthy brains. This provides clues about the causes of the condition and could inspire new treatments. Share on PinterestA new study may have uncovered fresh clues about the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease involves a […]

Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
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Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments

Newswise — Two top scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments. The scientists, Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, and Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, are teaming up to understand why critical nerve cells called neurons continue to die after […]

Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial
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Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial

Lab technicians load filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, US March 18, 2020. Gilead Sciences Inc/Reuters WASHINGTON – US scientists on Wednesday hailed a potential breakthrough in the coronavirus fight as a trial showed patients responding to an antiviral drug, fueling global […]

‘This is insane!’ Many scientists lament Trump’s embrace of risky malaria drugs for coronavirus | Science
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‘This is insane!’ Many scientists lament Trump’s embrace of risky malaria drugs for coronavirus | Science

A Chinese pharmaceutical company employee checks the creation of chloroquine phosphate, an old malaria treatment being touted for COVID-19; the company resumed its production last month after a 15-year break. FeatureChina via AP Images By Charles PillerMar. 26, 2020 , 11:30 AM When President Donald Trump recently touted the common malaria treatments hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as […]

Scientists Rush to Find Coronavirus Cure—but It Still Isn’t Fast Enough
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Scientists Rush to Find Coronavirus Cure—but It Still Isn’t Fast Enough

For drug companies, there is suddenly only one priority: the coronavirus. More than 140 experimental drug treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus are in development world-wide, most in early stages, including 11 already in clinical trials, according to Informa Pharma Intelligence. Counting drugs approved for other diseases, there are 254 clinical trials testing treatments or […]