'No reason' for egg freezing 10-year storage limit
UK ethics body says extending the limit would give women worried about declining fertility more time and options. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It OK to Use Connections to Jump the Line for a Specialist?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on using your connections to get in to see a doctor months before anyone else can — and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Content Type: Service Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

American Society of Human Genetics Denounces Unethical Use of False Genetic " Theories "
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has issued a statement reinforcing facts about human genetics and expressing strong opposition to efforts that bend genetics knowledge for social or political ends. The statement reads, in part: “Genetics demonstrates that humans cannot be divided into biologically distinct subcategories or races, and any efforts to claim the superiority of humans based on any genetic ancestry have no scientific evidence. Moreover, it is inaccurate to claim genetics as the determinative factor in human strengths or outcomes when education, environment, wealth, and health care access are ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

‘There is a fear that this will eradicate dwarfism’: the controversy over a new growth drug
A new treatment could help children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, grow taller and avoid health problems in later life. But there are concerns about whether this is ethicalSamuel Gray is very brave about his daily injections. At six-and-a-half, confident and happy, he was a boy who knew his own mind and made a big decision about his future. His parents had asked him if he wanted to take part in a clinical trial for a drug that could improve some of the conditions associated with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, with which Samuel was born. It would also, the researchers believed, inc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: Medical research Health Society Science Parents and parenting Family Life and style Source Type: news

Saving the lives of the workers who are saving our lives
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, there was a rush to find personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers. But in the urgency to stay safe, nobody stopped to question who was making the PPE, and whether they were safe too. With billions of pounds spent on PPE and other life-saving equipment since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the extent to which the public purse is contributing to, or is complicit in, human rights violations globally has worsened. In June 2020, a Channel 4 news investigation revealed the shocking exploitation of migrant workers at Top Glove factories in Malaysia who churn out Personal Protective Equipmen...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

Disability, Ethics, and Health Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic Disability, Ethics, and Health Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article examines key concerns and challenges affecting the health care of this community during the pandemic.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Decision-Making Capacity Is Not an All-or-Nothing Issue
I would like to compliment Dr. Sing Palat on her well-written article about potential ethical dilemmas regarding “unsafe discharges” (https://bit.ly/3mhNtqW). Dr. Palat touches on one of the most challenging aspects of post-acute and long-term care. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Unsafe Discharges: Ethics, Risk Reduction, and Obligations, Part 2
Part 1 of this story was published in the previous issue of Caring for the Ages (21/6). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Sing Palat Tags: Transitions of Care Source Type: news

Intimacy and Dementia in Long-Term Care: Time for a Revisit
Long-term care communities have become the site to address some of the most compelling ethical questions of our day, and resolving these dilemmas may be especially challenging when the individual involved has lost the capacity to participate in the process. Individuals with dementia who seek intimacy in LTC settings present a unique set of challenges — absent demonstrable consent, sexual activity places the residents, their loved ones, and those who professionally care for them in significant jeopardy. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Elaine Healy Tags: Medical Ethics Source Type: news

News From the Society
A variety of leadership and ethical challenges have emerged because of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding to practitioners ’ already overfull plates. To help practitioners successfully and efficiently address the challenges they face, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is offering the first-ever Leadership, Ethics& PALTC Virtual Symposium on November 20 –21. Registration is now open for this cutting-edge event at paltc.org/leadership. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Medscape and the History of Internet Medical Ethics Medscape and the History of Internet Medical Ethics
Medscape was among the earliest medical sites on the Web and pioneered many innovations. George Lundberg recounts one of them: codifying internet medical ethics.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Science and public good: Max Weber's ethical implications - Kasavin IT.
The ethics of science becomes a significant part of science and technology studies since it pays attention not exclusively to the moral impact of society on scientists but to that of science on society as well. How can society benefit from scientific intel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Towards ethics of wonder and generosity in critical suicidology - Jaworski K.
More than ever before it is clear that suicidology requires a serious re-thinking of its approach to understanding and responding to suicide. This is not simply because disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry and psychology dominate what counts as valid k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Dialogical research design: practising ethical, useful and safe(r) research - Poopuu B.
This article explores the potential merits of a dialogical research design and practice, and how this might alleviate the harmful effects of doing research in vulnerable contexts. A dialogical approach suggests that the study of social phenomena should fol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Self-experimentation, ethics, and regulation of vaccines
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guerrini, C. J., Sherkow, J. S., Meyer, M. N., Zettler, P. J. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Science and Policy p-forum Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Broad beans versus soybeans as feedstuff for dual-purpose chickens
(University of G ö ttingen) Practices of the poultry industry have raised ethical and ecological concerns: ethical concerns include culling day-old male chicks of egg-laying breeds; ecological concerns include importing large quantities of soybeans for feedstuff. Researchers at G ö ttingen University looked at using a regional crop - like broad beans - and dual-purpose chicken breeds (suitable for both meat and egg-laying). They found that these were both suitable alternatives, which did not impact the quality of chicken meat. Results were published in Foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ethics board clears former D.C. official in inquiry over Howard U. job
With Rashad Young cleared of any wrongdoing, the Howard hospital deal is poised to move ahead. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Koma Source Type: news

Ethics board clears former D.C. official in inquiry over Howard U. job
With Rashad Young cleared of any wrongdoing, the Howard hospital deal is poised to move ahead. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alex Koma Source Type: news

RANZCR releases AI practice standards for radiology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has issued...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RANZCR appoints interim CEO Australians urge radiology access to protective gear RT improves elderly brain cancer patient survival Intelerad to launch enterprise software at RANZCR 2019 RANZCR issues final version of ethical AI guidelines (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Child sexual violence in Brazil: a public health issue - Sanches LC, Araujo G, Ramos M, Rozin L, Rauli PMF.
Child sexual violence is a sociocultural phenomenon that affects health in its various aspects, based on a hierarchical relationship of power and on gender, ethnic-racial and generational inequalities, which lead to ethical dilemmas. In this bibliographica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evidence-based policing and fatal police shootings: promise, problems, and prospects - Sherman LW.
The promise of evidence-based policing is to reduce harm with better research for targeting, testing, and tracking police actions. The problems of using evidence-based policing to reduce harm are found in the emotional dimensions of ethics and risk. These ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Therapeutic risk management for violence: augmenting clinical risk assessment with structured instruments - Wortzel HS, Borges LM, McGarity S, Nazem S, Barnes SM, Bahraini NH, Clark K, Matarazzo BB.
Violence risk assessment is a requisite component of mental health treatment. Adhering to standards of care and ethical and legal requirements necessitates a cogent process for conducting, and then documenting, other-directed violence risk screening, asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Resumes Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Trial After Reassurance On Safety
[Daily Maverick] The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority and two ethics committees have given their approval for the resumption of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa. The trial was paused globally almost a week ago after an independent data and safety monitoring committee recommendation to review the case of an ill participant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CU researchers call for national ethics guidelines when student health surveys uncover suicide-risk
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) In a report published today in the highly influential American Journal of Bioethics, the researchers describe a student health survey team that discovered a Colorado school with extremely high rates of suicide risk, and a lack of ethical guidance on whether or how to intervene. The researchers are calling for national ethics guidelines when student health surveys uncover suicide-risk " hot spots. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Ethicists: They work amongst us but what do they do?
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Covid-19 ethics: should we deliberately infect volunteers in the name of science? Part 2
Teams around the world are hard at work developing Covid-19 vaccines. While any potential candidate will need to be tested on thousands of volunteers to prove its safety and efficacy, some scientists have argued that the race to the finish line could be sped up by human challenge trials — where participants are infected with a special strain of the virus.Ian Sample delves into some of the misconceptions and hurdles inherent in this kind of research. In the second of twoepisodes, Ian explores the importance of rescue treatments, what happens if something goes wrong, and whether it would ever be morally permissible to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Australia ’s field force: evolving on fast forward
The pandemic has, it will surprise no one, upended traditional ways of working for pharma ’s Australian field force. “I don't think that we will ever go back to working the way we did pre-COVID, ” says David Grolman, Medical Director at Pfizer Australia and New Zealand.”   But arguably this is less of a revolution than it might first seem. The havoc and disruption it has wreaked has merely accelerated change that was happening anyway, much of it positive, says Matthew Britland, VP of the Australian Pharmaceutical medical and scientific Professionals Association (APPA). “It’s c...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Recognizing victims of political violence: Basque literary narratives as an ethical tool - Madina IG, Bilbao G, Bermudez A.
Adopting an ethical approach to education that focuses on the perspective of victims, this article analyzes some of the difficulties of acknowledging the victims of political violence in the Basque Country. It conceptualizes these difficulties as pathologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

I Got a Trial Covid-19 Vaccine. Do I Still Have to Wear a Mask?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on whether participating in a vaccine trial means you can act as if you’re part of an “immune elite” — and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Government urged to act after major minimum wage win by homecare workers, says UNISON
The government must end the practice of employers denying care staff wages for time spent travelling between visits to the sick and elderly, says UNISON today (Tuesday). It follows a ​recent significant legal victory by a group of homecare workers over illegal pay in a case brought by the union. The claimants – the majority of whom are women – will now receive an average settlement of around £10,000 each after an employment tribunal ruling. The tribunal found that contractors commissioned by Haringey Council in North London breached wage rules by paying some care staff less than half the minimum wage. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers travel time Source Type: news

Covid-19 ethics: Should we deliberately infect volunteers in the name of science? (part 1)
Would you be willing to have a dose of Sars-CoV-2 sprayed up your nose for medical research? For thousands around the world, the answer is yes. Eager volunteers have already signed up to take part in human challenge trials, where participants would be deliberately infected with the virus in order to better understand the disease, and rapidly develop a treatment or vaccine. But should such studies go ahead with a dangerous and relatively new virus?In the first of two episodes, alongside a panel of experts Ian Sample delves into some of the ethical questions of human challenge trials and asks where the balance of risks and b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Science, Medical Groups Oppose Fetal Tissue Ethics Board Recommendations
AIBS joined 76 other scientific, medical, and patient groups in expressing concerns about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board’s report that recommends withholding funding for most of the applications submitted to NIH to conduct medical research using human fetal tissue. After reviewing 14 research proposals in July 2020, the Ethics Board recommended in a report sent to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar only fund one of the proposals and withhold f...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

In conversation with Claire Montanaro
This week I’m in conversation with renowned spiritual teacher, clairvoyant and channel Claire Montanaro. Claire and I first met when I was her social media strategy coach. She later joined me on the Thursday Throng in 2014 with her book Spiritual Wisdom. Claire’s writing is focused on providing a conduit to greater understanding and wisdom for everyone on a spiritual journey. Since the original interview she has also written a new book titled A Handbook for the New Consciousness which, despite being offered a publication deal, remains unpublished as she feels it isn’t yet the right time. Instead, Claire b...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness empowerment spirituality Source Type: news

Neurobiology and crime: a neuro-ethical perspective - Focquaert F.
Current neurobiological research in the field of criminology focuses on the neurobiological characteristics associated with antisocial behavior, the prediction of antisocial behavior later in life based on neurobiological risk factors, and the ways in whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Pervasiveness of ambulance etiquette and knowledge in general population: a perspective from Pakistan - Zehra FT, Nisar D, Zehra A, Javed M, Usman M, Mahmood SU.
BACKGROUND: Ambulance ethics refers to the principles of moral conduct that make the journey of an ambulance safe, convenient whereby ensuring provision of effective pre-hospital care to the patient. It concerns three sets of population: the paramedical st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A Global Health Star Under Fire
Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Tuberculosis Workplace Hazards and Violations Black People Race and Ethnicity Hiring and Promotion Discrimination Bullies Ethics and Official Misconduct United Nations Africa Mexico Stop TB Partnership Source Type: news

What we do on social media! Social representations of schoolchildren's activities on electronic communication platforms - Ige OA.
Researchers might be wondering whether the use of social media by students raises any ethical issues? It is my opinion that with the astronomical increase in the use of social networking websites or platforms by students, ethical issues are progressively i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical and Scientific Imperatives The COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical and Scientific Imperatives
This article outlines four ethical and scientific imperatives for the study of natural experiments arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on physical distancing as a key factor.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

An ethical framework for global vaccine allocation
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emanuel, E. J., Persad, G., Kern, A., Buchanan, A., Fabre, C., Halliday, D., Heath, J., Herzog, L., Leland, R. J., Lemango, E. T., Luna, F., McCoy, M. S., Norheim, O. F., Ottersen, T., Schaefer, G. O., Tan, K.-C., Wellman, C. H., Wolff, J., Richardson, H. Tags: Medicine, Diseases p-forum Source Type: news

Drug Companies Say Ethical, Scientific Standards Will Be Followed in Making COVID - 19 Vaccines
The pledge issued Tuesday is meant to increase public confidence in any approved vaccines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Paused Its COVID-19 Vaccine Trial to Perform a Safety Review. That ’s Not Bad News
AstraZeneca, the U.K.-based pharmaceutical company behind one of the world’s most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates, has paused its trials due to “a single event of an unexplained illness that occurred in the UK Phase III trial,” the company announced Sept. 9. The news is disappointing, but it shows the development process is happening as it should. It is not uncommon for drug or vaccine trials to hit snags, even at advanced stages. Indeed, part of the reason vaccines go through multiple phases of testing, with increasingly large numbers of patients, is to catch rare but potentially serious side effec...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Resumed Its COVID-19 Vaccine Trial After Pausing for Safety Review
This story has been updated to reflect AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial resuming. AstraZeneca, the U.K.-based pharmaceutical company behind one of the world’s most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates, has resumed its U.K. trial after pausing it due to “a single event of an unexplained illness,” the company announced Sept. 12. While AstraZeneca did not initially specify the nature of the study participant’s “unexplained illness,” an anonymous source told the New York Times that a trial participant in the U.K. was recently diagnosed with an inflammatory condition that affects the spinal...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Drug Companies Say Ethical, Scientific Standards Will Be Followed in Making COVID-19 Vaccines
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- The highest ethical and scientific standards will be followed in testing and manufacturing vaccines against the new coronavirus, the top executives of nine U.S. and European drug companies promise. In the pledge issued... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

9 vaccine makers sign safety pledge in race for Covid-19 vaccine
Nine vaccine makers say they have signed a joint pledge to uphold "high ethical standards," suggesting they won't seek premature government approval for any Covid-19 vaccines they develop. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 pharmaceutical firms sign safety pledge in race for Covid-19 vaccine
Nine vaccine makers say they have signed a joint pledge to uphold "high ethical standards," suggesting they won't seek premature government approval for any Covid-19 vaccines they develop. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biopharma Leaders Unite To Stand With Science
NEW YORK, September 8, 2020 — The CEOs of AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN), BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), and Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY), today announced a historic pledge, outlining a united commitment to uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines. All nine CEOs signed the following pledge: We, the un...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Producing leather-like materials from fungi
(University of Vienna) Leather is used as a durable and flexible material in many aspects of everyday life including furniture and clothing. Leather substitutes derived from fungi are considered to be an ethical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional bovine leather. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news