UK Covid live: ministers created confusion by muddling lockdown guidance with law, police watchdog says
Latest updates: HMIC report also highlights ‘frequent frustration’ of police forces over lack of notice about changes to Covid rules2.05pmBSTIn response to Kemi Badenoch,Marsha de Cordova, her Labour shadow, strongly condemned the report. She said that it was “incoherent”, that it downplayed the importance of institutional and structural racism and that it effectively blamed ethnic minorities for their own disadvantages.She said it had been widely discredited, and that its conclusions were “ideologically motivated”. She was surprised to hear Badenoch defending it, she said. The minister ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Police Boris Johnson House of Commons NHS Infectious diseases Health Medical research Source Type: news

Biden Administration Lifts Restrictions on Medical Research Using Fetal Tissues
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Trump-era restrictions on the use of fetal tissue for medical research have been lifted by the Biden administration. The reversal of the restrictions essentially restores the guidelines in place during the Obama... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK Covid news: India added to England ’s travel red list – as it happened
India added to travel red list, Hancock tells MPs, as number of Indian variant cases in UK rises to 103. This live blog is now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesIndia to go on England ’s Covid travel ‘red list’ on FridayCricket in England facing headaches after India placed on ‘red list’What do we know about the Indian coronavirus variant?Britons working at home spend more time on job in Covid crisis – ONS5.33pmBSTRelated:Coronavirus live news: Greece suspends rollout of Johnson& Johnson vaccine; EU may not renew AZ contract5.29pmBSTIn the Common...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Conservatives Scotland Scottish politics Infectious diseases India NHS Microbiology Medical research Health Wales Race Vaccines and immunisation Keir Starmer Devol Source Type: news

UK Covid news: Boris Johnson cancels trip to India as pressure grows for it to be added to travel red list
Latest updates: PM ’s forthcoming trip to India cancelled as country’s total cases reach 15m‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage9.56amBSTOn the Today programme this morningProf Andrew Hayward, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College and a member of the government ’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said he thought India should be added to the government’s red list of countries with th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Conservatives Scotland Scottish politics Infectious diseases NHS Microbiology Medical research Health India Source Type: news

Covid: trial to study effect of immune system on reinfection
Oxford scientists will track whether participants are reinfected when re-exposed to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe immune response needed to protect people against reinfection with the coronavirus will be explored in a new human challenge trial, researchers have revealed.Human challenge trials involve deliberately exposing healthy people to a disease-causing organism in a carefully controlled manner, and have proved valuable in understanding and tackling myriad conditions from malaria to tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology Science University of Oxford UK news Source Type: news

Cutting the cost of Covid tests for travellers | Letters
Mike Whittaker has a suggestion to reduce test costs for those wishing to travel abroad, whileCatherine Dunnsays that if the government invested in public health infrastructure, we would have a more effective testing systemYour article (Airlines warn the cost of Covid tests will stop people going abroad, 9 April) considers the cost of Covid tests for a family, calculated as the cost of a single test, multiplied by the number in the travel group.But the tests are to detect if any person in the group has the virus. Hence in principle, the samples from all persons in a travel group could be combined into one single sample tub...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Coronavirus NHS Infectious diseases Science Medical research Travel Health policy Public services policy Source Type: news

4,000 to attend FA Cup semi-final as live sport cautiously reopens
Largest crowd at a major British stadium for more than a year will aid research into events reopening this summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA sporting record will be broken on Sunday when 4,000 football fans gather atWembley to watch the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton. It will be the largest crowd to have watched a football match in a major British stadium for more than 12 months, though still one of the lowest-attended Wembley semi-finals on record.At the same time, in Sheffield, 325 snooker fans will gather to watch the 2021World Snooker Championship at the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus Football Snooker Sport UK news Infectious diseases Science Wembley stadium Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Tinnitus helpline reports a surge in calls since start of the coronavirus pandemic
Scientists are concerned virus or medication used for treating Covid-19 is causing ear damageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are complaining of developing tinnitus for the first time or have found their symptoms have worsened since the start of the pandemic, according to scientists and other leading experts who specialise in the condition.TheBritish Tinnitus Association (BTA) has reported a surge in the number of people accessing its services, with a 256% increase in the number of web chats from May to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. Calls to its helpline r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Bearne Tags: Coronavirus Long Covid National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Medical research Source Type: news

Federal officials reverse limits on fetal tissue research
Federal officials have reversed Trump administration restrictions on using human fetal tissue for medical research (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here's What You Should Know About Biden's New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is reversing restrictions on the use of fetal tissue in medical research implemented under former President Trump.(Image credit: Ed Reschke/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
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Martin Rowson on ethics and the Conservative party – cartoon
Buy a copy of this cartoon from our print shopContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Martin Rowson Tags: Conservatives Politics UK news Medical research Science Ethics Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Associations Partner on Underwater Diver Safety
[This Day] The Hyperbaric Medical Practitioners Society of Nigeria (HMPSN) has disclosed plans to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in a study that will determine the ability of the lung of underwater divers who had survived COVID-19 to function. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Covid testing in England may be scaled back over false positives
Exclusive: In leaked emails, Matt Hancock ’s adviser says there is ‘urgent need for decisions’ on asymptomatic testingSenior government officials have raised “urgent” concerns about the mass expansion of rapid coronavirus testing, estimating that as few as 2% to 10% of positive results may be accurate in places with low Covid rates, such as London.Boris Johnson last week urged everyone in England to taketwo rapid-turnaround tests a week in the biggest expansion of the multibillion-pound testing programme to date.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news World news Medical research Politics Health policy NHS England Source Type: news

Human cells grown in monkey embryos reignite ethics debate
Scientists confirm they have produced ‘chimera’ embryos from long-tailed macaques and humansMonkey embryos containing human cells have been produced in a laboratory, a study has confirmed, spurring fresh debate into the ethics of such experiments.The embryos are known as chimeras, organisms whose cells come fromtwo or more “individuals”, and in this case, different species: a long-tailed macaque and a human.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Embryos Stem cells Biology Animals World news Source Type: news

South Africa: What's Next for the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?
[Daily Maverick] Over the next few days, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, the South African Medical Research Council and the Department of Health will decide how to proceed with South Africa's vaccination roll-out after use of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine was suspended, pending an investigation into six cases of blood clots reported in the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’
Analysis rebuts claim by Boris Johnson that jab was developed ‘because of greed’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 97% of the funding for the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been identified as coming from taxpayers or charitable trusts, according to the first attempt to reconstruct who paid for the decades of research that led to the lifesaving formulation.Using two different methods of inquiry, researchers were able to identify the source of hundreds of millions of pounds of research grants from the year 2000 onwards for published work on what ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi Tags: Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Pharmaceuticals industry Science Coronavirus UK news World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms show promise in treatment for depression, study says
Trial suggests psilocybin combined with psychological therapy is as effective as antidepressant drugMagic mushrooms have a long and rich history. Now scientists say they could play an important role in the future, with their active ingredient a promising treatment for depression.The results from a small, phase two clinical trial have revealed that two doses of psilocybin appears to be as effective as the common antidepressant escitalopram in treating moderate to severe major depressive disorder, at least when combined with psychological therapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Depression Medical research Science UK news Psychology Drugs Society Source Type: news

Single Pfizer or AstraZeneca dose produces strong antibody response
Scientists say AstraZeneca vaccine has greater effect when it comes to cellular responseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine generates a big protective antibody response against the coronavirus in people 80 and over, researchers have found.The first study to look at the comparative performance of the two vaccines that have been in use in the UK in recent months shows that 93% of people develop antibodies against the coronavirus spike protein by five to six weeks after a single Pfizer jab, and 87% after a single AstraZ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus UK news Health Infectious diseases World news Medical research Source Type: news

Will Covid vaccines protect us against new variants? | Julian Tang
New strains such as the South African variant that ’s emerged in south London will require constant vigilance as lockdown easesAll viruses mutate. They do this to adapt and survive better in their specific host. The virus that causes Covid-19 is no different: it has moved from the animal realm, where it most likelyoriginated in bats, to the human world. Since then, scientists have been locked in a battle between the spread of the virus and the ability to immunise against it. We now have the vaccines to protect us against Covid-19 – but what happens when this virus mutates further, as it likely will?As lockdown ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Julian Tang Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Vaccines and immunisation Society Pfizer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry World news UK news Source Type: news

Blue internal teat sealant now in dairy mastitis portfolio
Boehringer Ingelheim adds blue internal teat sealant to its dairy mastitis portfolioBoehringer Ingelheim continues to stay at the forefront of innovation and provide producers with the right tools for disease preventionThe Company ’s Ubroseal® Blue brings confidence of best practice when it comes to sealant administration and removal (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 14, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

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Boehringer Ingelheim and MD Anderson Expand Collaboration to Accelerate Development of KRAS and TRAILR2 Compounds in Lung Cancer  Agreement builds on successful preclinical studies in gastrointestinal cancers through the joint Virtual Research and Development Center (VRDC)  The continued collaboration will explore lung cancer targeting KRAS and TRAILR2 molecules from Boehringer Ingelheim ’s growing portfolio of cancer treatments and builds on its commitment to delivering first-in-class treatment options to people living with cancer  (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 14, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

UK study on mixing Covid vaccines between jabs to be expanded
Researchers to examine whether mixing vaccines may give longer-lasting immunity against virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA major UK study examining whether Covid vaccines can be safely mixed with different types of jabs for the first and second doses is to be expanded.Researchers running theCom-Cov study, launched in February to investigate alternating doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for the first and second doses, will now include a shot of the Moderna or Novavax vaccines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Source Type: news

Neglected tropical diseases are the landmines of global health | Albert Picado and John H Amuasi
They are 20 disparate diseases that, like mines, unduly affect the world ’s poorest people. Now there’s a plan to eradicate them by 2030In January the World Health Organization launched anew strategy for eradicating neglected tropical diseases, boldly setting targets to eliminate 20 of them by 2030.But what are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? There is no easy answer. The concept was first proposed in the early 2000s to bring to light a group of diseases that disproportionately affect poor people yet, despite their collective impact, do not attract as much attention as diseases such as HIV/Aids, malaria or t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Albert Picado and John H Amuasi Tags: Global health Global development World Health Organization United Nations Infectious diseases Medical research World news Africa Asia Pacific Americas Science Society Source Type: news

UK strategy of backing several Covid vaccines seems to be paying off
Analysis: buying new and existing technologies ensured alternatives if a vaccine failed or had supply issuesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has said the decision by Johnson& Johnson todelay the supply of its Covid vaccine to Europe, while theUS investigates reports of six cases of unusual blood clots in young women who have had the jab, will not derail the UK ’s vaccination programme.That reflects well on the decisions taken by the Vaccines Taskforce, originally headed by Kate Bingham.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus UK news Health policy Infectious diseases Science AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to be paused in US over rare blood clots
FDA and CDC release statement recommending pauseSix reported US cases of ‘rare and severe problem’US health agencies haverecommended states pause the administration of the Johnson& Johnson coronavirus vaccine, after reports of rare and severe blood clots emerged in six women. More than 6.8m doses have been administered nationally.Related:Coronavirus live news: US agencies call for pause of Johnson& Johnson jabs amid blood clot concernsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza Tags: Coronavirus Biden administration US news World news Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to be paused in US over blood clots
FDA and CDC release statement recommending pauseSix reported US cases of ‘rare and severe problem’US health agencies haverecommended states pause the administration of the Johnson& Johnson coronavirus vaccine, after reports of rare and severe blood clots emerged in six women. More than 6.8m doses have been administered nationally.Related:Coronavirus live news: US agencies call for pause of Johnson& Johnson jabs amid blood clot concernsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza Tags: Coronavirus Biden administration US news World news Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

NHS Covid vaccine booking website crashes as Moderna rollout begins
Initial glitch as over-45s rush to book jab, while third vaccine offers alternative to AstraZeneca for under-30sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS ’s booking website allowing people aged 45 and over to schedule their coronavirus vaccination initially crashed, moments after it was opened.The website appeared to go down just after slots were made available. Users were met with the message: “The NHS website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh and Frances Ryan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Covid-19: what ’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine? – podcast
After mounting concern over reports of rare but serious blood clots in a small number of recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, last week the UK ’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that healthy adults under 30 should have an alternative jab if they can. To find out what’s behind the change in advice,Nicola Davis speaks to Dr Sue Pavord about what this rare clotting syndrome is, and asksProf Adam Finn about how the JCVI made its decisionContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Health Vaccines and immunisation Society Source Type: news

NHS England Covid vaccine website crashes as Moderna rollout begins
Online booking for over-45s goes down as third jab offers alternative to AstraZeneca for under-30sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS England website allowing over-45s to book their coronavirus vaccination initially crashed, moments after it was opened.The website appeared to go down just after slots were made available. Users were met with the message: “The NHS website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society UK news Source Type: news

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Zealand Pharma Advance to Phase 2 Clinical Testing in NASH and ObesityNew studies mark an important advancement of Boehringer Ingelheim ’s cardiometabolic focus areas obesity and NASH.The GLP-1/glucagon dual agonist BI 456906 may offer important benefits on both chronic weight management and NASH improvementThe Phase 2 trials for BI 456906 in obesity and NASH are part of the long-term collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim and Zealand Pharma, with a prior Phase 2 trial of BI 456906 in people with type 2 diabetes initiated in 2020.   (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 13, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Inflammation a key to targeting pregnancy-associated breast cancer
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Targeting the tumour environment may help improve treatments for breast cancers affecting pregnant women and young mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blood Clot Risk High Following COVID-19 Hospitalization
MONDAY, April 12, 2021 -- Following COVID-19 hospitalization, thromboembolic events occur frequently, according to a study published online April 6 in Blood. Dimitrios Giannis, M.D., from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survey: Relying on TV, social media for COVID-19 news leaves people less informed
People who obtain their news about COVID-19 from television and social media are less knowledgeable about the virus, according to the results of a survey published Monday by Current Medical Research& Opinion. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma drug helps older people cope with Covid at home – study
Inhaling budesonide found to shorten recovery for over-65s, and over-50s with underlying conditionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA relatively cheap, inhaled asthma drug helps older people struggling at home with Covid to recover three days faster, according to a landmark study.A trial in people over 65, and over 50 with underlying health conditions, found that inhaling budesonide twice a day for two weeks shortened their recovery time and helped them stay well and feel better than those who were not given the drug in subsequent weeks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus Asthma Medical research Science Society World news UK news Source Type: news

The healthy child who wouldn ’t wake up: the strange truth of ‘mystery illnesses’
Dizzy diplomats, twitching schoolgirls, children in comas ... psychosomatic illnesses are not always as unexplainable as they seem, writes neurologist Suzanne O ’SullivanI cannot resist a news headline that refers to a mystery illness and there is no shortage to keep me interested. “Mystery of 18 twitching teenagers in New York”; “Mysterious sleeping sickness spreads in Kazakhstani village ”; “200 Colombian girls fall ill with a mysterious illness”; “The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome”. One medical disorder seems to attract this description more than any other: psychoso...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne O'Sullivan Tags: Books Society books Culture Infectious diseases Medical research Psychology Science and nature books Source Type: news

The G7 must push for global vaccination. Here ’s how it could do it | Gordon Brown
We can ’t afford inaction. The funds needed are a fraction of the trillions Covid is costing usCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis June, President Biden will fly into Britain to attend his first summit of the world ’s richest nations. The routine meetings of the G7 – made up of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the European Union – come and go, and are quickly forgotten, but this time around there is an opportunity not to be wasted. The principal item on the agenda shou ld be health: the mass vaccination of the world.As things sta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gordon Brown Tags: Coronavirus Health World news World Health Organization Society G7 Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Cancer DNA blood tests validated by international research team
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Researchers have independently validated industry-leading blood tests that can detect the DNA released by tumours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early findings show new drug could be ‘gamechanging’ for brain cancer treatment
Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agentTwo people with advanced brain cancer of the sort that led to the death of the MP Tessa Jowell have responded well in a small trial to an experimental combination of chemo and immunotherapy drugs. In one case, the life-threatening tumour seems to have disappeared.Doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden hospital in London cautioned that this was very early research but said it was unusual to have such a good response in patients in an early trial.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Cancer research Medical research Health Science Society Source Type: news

UK ’s Covid vaccine programme on track despite AstraZeneca problems
Three-quarters of population could be fully immunised by first week in August, according to forecastsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK ’s vaccination programme is expected to be effectively completed shortly after the US’s this summer, and several weeks ahead of the EU’s effort, despite falling up to six weeks behind because of problems affecting the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.Airfinity, which tracks vaccination programmes worldwide, forecasts that 75% of the population can be fully immunised in the UK by the first week in August, a level whereherd immunity arguably begi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Sabbagh Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news US news Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problem
Three senior academics in medicine, chemistry and physics share their experiences and thoughts on how to improve underrepresentationWhy are there still so few black scientists in the UK?Dr Yolanda Ohene, 29, is abiophysicist at the University of Manchester. After an undergraduate degree in physics at Imperial College London she went on to research at masters level and co-foundedMinorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), before starting her PhD at UCL.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aarathi Prasad Tags: Race Science Medical research Chemistry Physics Higher education Source Type: news

Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components
Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine-makers around the world face shortages of vital components including large plastic growbags, according to the head of the firm that is manufacturing a quarter of the UK ’s jab supply.Stan Erck, the chief executive of Novavax – which makes the second vaccine to begrown and bottled entirely in Britain– told theObserver that the shortage of 2,000-litre bags in which the vaccine cells were grown was a significant hurdle for global supply....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Pharmaceuticals industry Business Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society World news Source Type: news

Study of mouse gut microbiome may provide clues to how cancer develops in humans
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??A study of the mouse gut microbiome led by researchers from Mayo Clinic may shed light on how cancerous tumors develop and progress in humans. The findings will be presented this evening in a late-breaking abstract (#LB226) at the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. "There is growing recognition that healthy [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 10, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Neutrophils may lead to cell aging
The action of an immune cell called a neutrophil may contribute to tissue aging, according to a new study. As neutrophils do their job, they may damage chromosomes in nearby cells which, over time, may lead to cellular senescence. This new concept may help clarify cell aging. It also suggests targeting neutrophils might be helpful in [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 10, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Online extremism and terrorism research ethics: researcher safety, informed consent, and the need for tailored guidelines - Conway M.
This article reflects on two core issues of human subjects' research ethics and how they play out for online extremism and terrorism researchers. Medical research ethics, on which social science research ethics are based, centers the protection of research... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UK Covid: virus prevalence in England increases from last week – ONS – as it happened
One in 340 people not in care homes, hospitals or other institutional settingstest positive in week ending 3 April in England. This live blog is now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesWhat are the new Covid rules in England from 12 April?People in England told they can ‘start to think’ about holidays abroadCovid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from MayPublish figures to show ‘untold suffering’ of long Covid, MPs urge4.59pmBSTHere is a recap of the main Covid-related events from theUK:Related:Coronavirus live: EMA reviewing AstraZeneca and Johnso...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe and Rhi Storer(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Politics Infectious diseases UK news NHS Grant Shapps Boris Johnson Health Medical research House of Commons Source Type: news

Pandemic Has Put Many Clinical Trials on Hold
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Fewer clinical trials are being completed during the pandemic, which experts say could affect medical research for decades to come. Previously, it was reported that more than 80% of clinical trials were suspended between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison announces 20m more Pfizer vaccine doses after problems with AstraZeneca-led rollout
Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog6.37amBSTA drunk and drugged driver who killed four children after mowing them down on a Sydney footpath has been jailed for at least 21 years.Samuel William Davidson was driving erratically and speeding when he struck Veronique Sakr, 11, and her cousins, Sienna Abdall...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elias Visontay (now), Amy Remeikis (earlier) and Matilda Boseley (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Australian politics Medical research Scott Morrison Vaccines and immunisation Health AstraZeneca New South Wales Liberal party Coalition Victoria New South Wales politics Source Type: news

Risk to anaesthetists from chemical linked to Parkinson ’s disease | Letter
Trichloroethylene was used as a general anaesthetic agent, and chronic exposure over a career could have led to Parkinson ’sWe have received reports that anaesthetists exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE) may develop Parkinson ’s disease (Rates of Parkinson ’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame, 7 April). TCE was used as a general anaesthetic agent from the 1940s to the early 80s (when it was known by its tradename Trilene). If so, the presumption is that it would be chronic exposure over the course of a career that would present the greatest risk, and there has been no suggestion that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Parkinson's disease Health Medical research Science Society Doctors Neuroscience Source Type: news

PREVEXXION ® RN: Marek’s disease vaccine available in EU UK
PREVEXXION ® RN: the next generation of Marek’s disease vaccines now available in the EU and the UKPREVEXXION ® RN is the results of unprecedented engineering design in vaccinology which brings optimal safety and efficacy balanceThe product ’s early Marek’s disease onset of immunity from five days of age provides full protection of broilers, layers and breeders against the most virulent Marek’s disease virus strainsIt is also fully compatible with VAXXITEK ® HVT+IBD and available in the same ampoule for added convenience (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 8, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Covid-19: how does it cause heart damage?
Cardiovascular problems aren ’t just a risk factor for Covid-19, but can also be acomplication of having the disease. A growing number of studies are showing that many of those who have been hospitalised for Covid-19, as well as people who managed the initial infection at home, are being left with heart injuries including inflammation, blood clots and abnormal heart rhythms.Nicola Davis speaks to Dr Betty Raman to find out how the virus damages organs outside the lungs, and what ’s being done to helpContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Health Heart disease Source Type: news