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Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations
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Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.
February 28, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.

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FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
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Coronavirus
FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.
February 25, 2021

FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.

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World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
COVID-19 Human Challenge Study
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World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.
February 21, 2021

Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.

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The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
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The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.
February 20, 2021

A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.

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Study: Strong Immunity Without Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose
Pfizer Vaccine's Second Dose
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Study: Strong Immunity Without Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose
The Pfizer vaccine's second dose might not be as necessary as thought — and ultra-cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine might not be necessary at all.
February 20, 2021

The Pfizer vaccine's second dose might not be as necessary as thought — and ultra-cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine might not be necessary at all.

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Trees and Insects Helped Create Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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Trees and Insects Helped Create Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was nearly 90% effective in a U.K. trial — and the ingredients for the promising subunit vaccine came from insects and trees.
February 13, 2021

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was nearly 90% effective in a U.K. trial — and the ingredients for the promising subunit vaccine came from insects and trees.

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Fauci Predicts Universal COVID-19 Vaccine Availability by April
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
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Fauci Predicts Universal COVID-19 Vaccine Availability by April
Anthony Fauci expects April will be “open season” for COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why his prediction about COVID-19 vaccine availability appears accurate.
February 13, 2021

Anthony Fauci expects April will be “open season” for COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why his prediction about COVID-19 vaccine availability appears accurate.

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Ask the Crowd: When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
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Ask the Crowd: When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Volunteers are creating online tools powered by crowdsourced data to help people answer the question: where and when can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
February 7, 2021

Volunteers are creating online tools powered by crowdsourced data to help people answer the question: where and when can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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MIT's AI Predicts New Strains of HIV, Coronavirus
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Virology
MIT's AI Predicts New Strains of HIV, Coronavirus
As coronavirus mutations pop up around the world, researchers at MIT are using language-recognizing AI to try and predict what could be next.
January 30, 2021

As coronavirus mutations pop up around the world, researchers at MIT are using language-recognizing AI to try and predict what could be next.

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Johnson and Johnson's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 66% Effective
Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccine
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Johnson and Johnson's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 66% Effective
Data from phase 3 trials of Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccine suggests the vaccine is ready to go to the FDA for approval.
January 29, 2021

Data from phase 3 trials of Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccine suggests the vaccine is ready to go to the FDA for approval.

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Targets Mutant Strain
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Targets Mutant Strain
Moderna is trialing a COVID-19 vaccine booster designed to increase protection against a South African strain of the coronavirus.
January 25, 2021

Moderna is trialing a COVID-19 vaccine booster designed to increase protection against a South African strain of the coronavirus.

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Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
COVID-19 immunity
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Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.
January 17, 2021

Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.

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Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
mRNA Vaccine for HIV
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Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.
January 16, 2021

Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.

The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
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The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.
January 16, 2021

The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.

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Should We Delay the Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines?
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Should We Delay the Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines?
As vaccination campaigns begin, researchers are divided over whether the two-dose strategy should be delayed to get more people’s first dose done quicker.
January 10, 2021

As vaccination campaigns begin, researchers are divided over whether the two-dose strategy should be delayed to get more people’s first dose done quicker.

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Smart Vaccine Device Could Speed Up Development Process
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Smart Vaccine Device Could Speed Up Development Process
An in-development smart vaccine device uses a microneedle patch to both deliver a vaccine and measure the immune response it generates.
January 10, 2021

An in-development smart vaccine device uses a microneedle patch to both deliver a vaccine and measure the immune response it generates.

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New COVID-19 Treatment Uses Stem Cells
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New COVID-19 Treatment Uses Stem Cells
Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.
January 9, 2021

Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.

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The New Coronavirus Mutation: What We Know & What We Need to Figure Out
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The New Coronavirus Mutation: What We Know & What We Need to Figure Out
A new coronavirus mutation is spreading quickly in the U.K. Here’s what we know about the coronavirus strain and what we need to figure out.
December 21, 2020

A new coronavirus mutation is spreading quickly in the U.K. Here’s what we know about the coronavirus strain and what we need to figure out.

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Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Moves to Human Trials
Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine
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Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Moves to Human Trials
British American Tobacco has FDA approval to begin human trials on a tobacco-based COVID-19 vaccine that could potentially be stored at room temperature.
December 19, 2020

British American Tobacco has FDA approval to begin human trials on a tobacco-based COVID-19 vaccine that could potentially be stored at room temperature.

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Your Questions About the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Answered
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Your Questions About the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Answered
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the U.S., this is your place to find answers.
December 15, 2020

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the U.S., this is your place to find answers.

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FDA Authorizes First Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
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FDA Authorizes First Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
The FDA has authorized the first over-the-counter COVID-19 test for home use, but buyers still have to send their samples to a lab for processing.
December 11, 2020

The FDA has authorized the first over-the-counter COVID-19 test for home use, but buyers still have to send their samples to a lab for processing.

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The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
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Coronavirus
The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
Developers are on the hunt for a warm COVID-19 vaccine, one that could be distributed in places where a reliable cold chain isn’t available.
November 29, 2020

Developers are on the hunt for a warm COVID-19 vaccine, one that could be distributed in places where a reliable cold chain isn’t available.

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Congo Just Used Vaccines to Beat Ebola. What They Learned Could Stop COVID, Too.
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Congo Just Used Vaccines to Beat Ebola. What They Learned Could Stop COVID, Too.
Congo’s recent success delivering frigid Ebola vaccines to remote areas may provide invaluable experience for a COVID-19 vaccine cold chain.
November 28, 2020

Congo’s recent success delivering frigid Ebola vaccines to remote areas may provide invaluable experience for a COVID-19 vaccine cold chain.

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The Hep C Cure May Also Fight COVID-19
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The Hep C Cure May Also Fight COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 uses a number of key proteins to infect us, including its main protease. New research has found hepatitis C drugs can bind this protein.
November 27, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 uses a number of key proteins to infect us, including its main protease. New research has found hepatitis C drugs can bind this protein.

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When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine
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When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?
November 24, 2020

Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?

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Oxford Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Up to 90% Effective
Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus
Oxford Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Up to 90% Effective
The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in a phase 3 trial and could be easier to distribute than other coronavirus vaccines.
November 23, 2020

The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in a phase 3 trial and could be easier to distribute than other coronavirus vaccines.

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How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
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Coronavirus
How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.
November 22, 2020

Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.

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FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Test
at-home COVID-19 test
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FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Test
The FDA has authorized an at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results in 30 minutes, but you can’t get it without a prescription.
November 19, 2020

The FDA has authorized an at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results in 30 minutes, but you can’t get it without a prescription.

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Trial Suggests Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is 95% Effective
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Coronavirus
Trial Suggests Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is 95% Effective
Another win for mRNA vaccines: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19, according to initial trial data.
November 16, 2020

Another win for mRNA vaccines: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19, according to initial trial data.

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears 95% Effective (Updated)
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears 95% Effective (Updated)
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infections, according to an early analysis of a Phase 3 trial.
November 9, 2020

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infections, according to an early analysis of a Phase 3 trial.

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“Autoantibodies” May Be Causing COVID-19 Blood Clots
COVID-19 blood clots
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“Autoantibodies” May Be Causing COVID-19 Blood Clots
COVID-19 blood clots may be caused by autoantibodies, which attack the body’s own tissues and organs instead of intruders.
November 8, 2020

COVID-19 blood clots may be caused by autoantibodies, which attack the body’s own tissues and organs instead of intruders.

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What’s Going to Happen with COVID-19 This Winter?
COVID-19 this winter
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What’s Going to Happen with COVID-19 This Winter?
There may be an increase in cases of COVID-19 this winter as people move indoors, but there are actions we can take to prevent it.
November 7, 2020

There may be an increase in cases of COVID-19 this winter as people move indoors, but there are actions we can take to prevent it.

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