Bombshell Senate report implicates Hunter Biden in shady dealings with foreign actors and firms as Obama admin looked the other way
(Natural News) A long-awaited report by two GOP-led Senate committees lays waste to the Democrat impeachment narrative of last year that Trump administration assertions that Joe and Hunter Biden may be dirty was just a ‘Russian misinformation campaign.’ The year-long probe by the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee contains... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BIOCAD will produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Gamalei Institute
(BIOCAD) On September 23, 2020, the biotechnology company BIOCAD signed an agreement on the industrial production of the COVID-19 vaccine with the Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia named after V. Gamaleya. BIOCAD becomes an industrial partner of the scientific center and will ensure the mass-scale production of the « Sputnik V » vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma Moving Forward
This study will compare the effectiveness of the drug against a control group receiving only the gemcitabine and celecoxib. Patients have a one-in-two chance of being randomly assigned to either the adenovirus treatment or the control group. Adenovirus-delivered interferon Alpha-2b is designed as a second- or third-line treatment for patients who have failed in earlier regimens. Patients who previously had aggressive mesothelioma surgery but whose tumors have since progressed would be eligible to enroll. Success at the phase III level would mark the culmination of 20 years of researching and fine tuning gene therapy for us...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Turmoil roils x-ray developer Nanox
The stock of x-ray developer Nanox has gone on a rollercoaster ride over the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nanox, SPI to bring digital x-rays to Mexico Nanox IPO closes up over 20% Nanox prices upcoming IPO Nanox raises $110M from new investment Nanox secures digital x-ray deal in Russia and Belarus (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

India trials for Russia's 'Sputnik-V' vaccine could start in next few weeks: Executive
Indian trials of the Sputnik-V vaccine candidate, being developed by Russia's sovereign wealth fund, will enroll 1,000-2,000 participants and be conducted at multiple government and private hospitals across the country, Deepak Sapra, CEO for API and pharmaceutical services at Dr. Reddy's, told Reuters. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Russia OKs First COVID Prescription Drug for Sale in Pharmacies Russia OKs First COVID Prescription Drug for Sale in Pharmacies
Russia has approved R-Pharm's Coronavir treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19 infections and the antiviral drug could be rolled out to pharmacies this week, the company said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Where are we with coronavirus vaccines? Here are the promising nine
There were several developments regarding vaccines and drugs this week, including the tie-up between the makers of Russia ’s Sputnik V vaccine and Dr Reddy’s. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Defense Secretary Esper: China, Russia have "killer satellites" in space
(Natural News) Secretary of Defense Mark Esper accused China and Russia of “weaponizing” space, claiming that both countries are now operating “killer satellites.” In his warning, issued at the Air Force Association’s Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16, Esper claimed that America’s long-standing adversaries have “turned a once peaceful arena into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evolutionary paths: Scientists have found new patterns in protein evolution
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Russian scientists studied the trends in the evolution of amino acid sequences of proteins in vertebrates and insects. External factors can be considered as a reason for positive selection affecting genomic positions and serve as an essential aspect of the rapid evolution. But the effect of epistasis is manifested in positions under negative selection, as a result of which substitutions occur less often in them - they evolve more slowly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Govt talking to Russia for possible advancement of its COVID vaccine here: Health Ministry
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has informed that it has received information about one COVID-19 vaccine developed and approved in Russia, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey informed the Lok Sabha. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI director Wray says Russia is actively interfering in 2020 election to 'denigrate' Biden
FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that Russia has been "very active" in its efforts to influence US elections, with the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: India drug maker, Russia agree on virus doses
An Indian pharmaceutical company and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund have agreed to distribute 100 million doses of the Russia’s experimental Sputnik V vaccine in India (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Skolkovo resident, Care Mentor AI, uses Zhores supercomputer to identify the severity of COVID-19
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Care Mentor AI   data scientists used Skoltech's   Zhores   supercomputer to enhance pathology detection accuracy on chest scans. The first energy-efficient petaflops supercomputer in Russia,   Zhores   is designed specifically for machine learning (ML) and data-based modeling tasks. Researchers estimated the percentage of lung damage caused by COVID-19 with 86% accuracy, detect cancers in CT images with 95% accuracy and calculate the foot arch angle to diagnose flat feet with 99% accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India to be a big hub for production of Russian vaccines: Kirill Dimitriev, CEO, RDIF
Upon successful trials the Russian vaccine can be available in India by end of 2020, said Kirill Dmitriev in an exclusive interview with ET. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RDIF and Dr Reddy's tie up to manufacture coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for India
Adding that the platform of human adenoviral vectors, which is the core of the Russian vaccine, has been tested in more than 250 clinical studies over decades, and it has been found safe with no potential negative long-term consequences. ” (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Russia's Fifth Column: the influence of the Night Wolves Motorcycle Club - Harris K.
While the Night Wolves Motorcycle Club's (NWMC) roots are similar to Western counterparts such as the Hells Angels MC and Bandidos MC, they have evolved into a proxy of the Russian state who unite combat-ready diasporas. The NWMC nongovernmental organizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Astronomers Find Potential Sign of Life in Venus ’ Atmosphere
Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy. Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy th...
Source: TIME: Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space wire Source Type: news

Perfectly Preserved Ice Age Cave Bear Found In Arctic Russia
Researchers said the carcass has all internal organs in place -- even its nose. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Did The Russians Fabricate Data About Their Covid-19 Vaccine Trial?
Last week, a group of Russian scientists published the results of two phase 1/2 vaccine trials for a new Covid-19 vaccine. Soon after the paper appeared, other scientists raised serious questions about the integrity of the data. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

How is this not illegal? Robert Mueller’s team wiped nearly 30 cellphones to get rid of any incriminating evidence
(Natural News) If you’re someone who still believes that special counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russian collusion’ investigation was anything more than a deep state coup attempt against President Donald Trump, you need to disabuse yourself of that fiction because it’s a myth. But don’t take our word for it; let the actions of Mueller’s own team... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Voice Concerns over Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Almost 40 scientists have signed an open letter, citing odd patterns in the data and a lack of transparency after authors withheld the full data. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Russian schools open with classroom, cafeteria precautions
Russian children have returned to schools after attending classes online since the coronavirus pandemic swept the country in late March (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Portugal tightens restrictions; Mexico to buy 32m doses of potential Russian vaccine
Portugallimits gatherings to 10 people and imposes drinking curbs; Mexicosigns agreement for Sputnik V vaccine; UK recordsover 2,000 infections for fifth day in a rowCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year7.22pmBSTTheUnited Nations has called for an immediate “quantum leap” in funding for global programmes developing coronavirus treatments and vaccine candidates.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now); Damien Gayle, Sarah Marsh, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Russian state hackers reportedly tried hacking into a Biden campaign firm
Russian state-backed hackers reportedly targeted a firm that works on the Joe Biden campaign, but they appeared to be unsuccessful. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia's RDIF to Sell 32 Mln COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexican Firm Russia's RDIF to Sell 32 Mln COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexican Firm
Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday it had signed a deal to supply Mexican pharmaceutical firm Landsteiner Scientific with 32 million doses of the Russian-produced COVID-19 vaccine'Sputnik-V', the fund said in a statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Space Dogs review – cosmic canine mission lacks gravity
Soviet archive film is juxtaposed with inane modern footage of Moscow strays, marring what might have been an insightful documentary about animal cruelty in the name of explorationOstensibly an alternative biography ofLaika, the stray mongrel who became the first cosmonaut, this film faithfully tracks her from her time on the streets of Moscow to her lonely demise in low Earth orbit. Incredible archive footage shows us Laika and a number of other dogs being subjected to a relentless barrage of exercises designed to mimic the incredible stress of space travel; it ’s hard not to be affected by the footage knowing, as w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alex Mistlin Tags: Documentary films Russia Space Dogs Culture World news Animals Europe Science Life and style Source Type: news

Scientists map freshwater transport in the Arctic Ocean
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) The Ob, Yenisei, and Lena rivers flow into the Kara and Laptev seas and account for about half of the total freshwater runoff to the Arctic Ocean. The transport and transformation of freshwater discharge in these seas have a large impact on ice formation, biological productivity, and many other processes in the Arctic. Russian researchers have investigated the spreading of large river plumes -- that is, freshened water masses formed as a result of river runoff mixing with ambient saltwater -- in the Russian Arctic seas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

If the riots are Trump's fault, do you really think the mass media would have spent the last 3 months calling them "peaceful protests?"
(Natural News) According to the Left, everything is Trump’s fault. Global warming. Covid. Riots in every metropolitan city. Russians ruining Hillary’s chance at President. You name it and if it’s bad, it’s Trump’s fault, but that’s just the lying mass media talking, even though Trump debunked fake news right from the beginning. In fact, that’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Scientists Skeptical Of Data In Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Trial
The scientists imply that some of the data may have been falsified and ask for access to the original data. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes Staff Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Coronavirus Source Type: news

Nanox, SPI to bring digital x-rays to Mexico
Medical technology company Nanox has signed a distribution deal with SPI Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nanox IPO closes up over 20% Nanox prices upcoming IPO Nanox raises $110M from new investment Nanox secures digital x-ray deal in Russia and Belarus Nanox wins $20M in investment funding (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Produced Antibody Response Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Produced Antibody Response
Russia's'Sputnik-V'COVID-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early stage trials, according to results published on Friday in The Lancet that were hailed by Moscow as an answer to its critics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Russia's regions and their preferences for strong alcohol
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) HSE University economists analyzed two data sets for Russian regions in 2010-2016: the official statistics of the Russian Statistics Agency on alcohol sales and estimates of unregistered alcohol consumption modeled by the study's authors relying on the Ministry of Health's own methodology. It appeared to be that, despite a steady decline in alcohol consumption in the country, it varies greatly from region to region (from 1.1 up to 17-20+ liters of pure alcohol per adult). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Significant movement' on Russia's request for phase-3 trial, manufacture of Sputnik V in India
Dr V K Paul, Member (Health) Niti Aayog, who also chairs the national expert group on COVID-19 vaccine administration, said that Indian scientists have looked at the data on Sputnik V, which is in the public domain now, and there would be a need for the phase -3 trial. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phenibut exposures reported to poison centers - United States, 2009-2019 - Graves JM, Dilley J, Kubsad S, Liebelt E.
Phenibut ( β-phenyl-γ-aminobutyric acid) is an unregulated* drug developed in Russia in the 1960s for use as an antianxiety medication with cognitive enhancement properties (1). Online retailers recently have contributed to a growing U.S. market for pheni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

As cases mount, India studying Russian proposal for coronavirus vaccine
The issue is also likely to come up during foreign minister S Jaishankar's visit to Moscow this week. The Russian ambassador, Nikolay Kudashev also said though that Russia hoped to work with India for a "just and multipolar" world order at a time some countries were playing "geopolitical games" despite the pandemic and creating "close-door exclusive blocs". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trial of Sputnik V Coronavirus vaccine to begin this month in countries including India: RDIF
Russia was in close dialogue with the Indian government and the leading drug manufactures of India regarding the localization of production of Sputnik V vaccine in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, Russia Sign MOU On Covid-19 Vaccine
[This Day] -156 New Cases recorded (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Russians Publish Early Coronavirus Vaccine Results
The first batch of public data from the “Sputnik V” vaccine showed that it was safe and produced an immune response. No one knows yet whether it prevents coronavirus infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Antibodies Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Russia your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Russia's Covid vaccine might actually WORK, early data suggests
Two Russian studies, published today in in the prestigious British journal The Lancet, show the virus does not cause any negative side effects and stimulated an antibody response against Covid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Russia vaccine produces immune response, peer-reviewed study shows
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Russia's Covid-19 vaccine generated an immune response, study says
A Covid-19 vaccine developed and tested in Russia generated neutralizing antibodies in dozens of study subjects, and while the vaccine often caused side effects such as fever, those side effects were mostly mild, according to data published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temperature checks and no masks: School is back in Russia, but classes are much the same
Russian schoolchildren returned to class this week, with COVID-19 safety measures such as mass testing of school employees marking a different approach from what we see in Canada, where there is a focus on priorities such as wearing masks and physical distancing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Temperature checks and no masks: School is back in Russia, but classes look much the same
Russian schoolchildren returned to class this week, with COVID-19 safety measures such as mass testing of school employees marking a different approach from what we see in Canada, where there is a focus on priorities such as wearing masks and physical distancing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Preliminary results from Russian trials find that vaccine candidates led to no serious adverse events and elicit antibody response
Results from two early-phase Russian non-randomised vaccine trials (Sputnik V) in a total of 76 people are published today in The Lancet, finding that two formulations of a two-part vaccine have a good safety profile with no serious adverse events detected over 42 days, and induce antibody responses in all participants within 21 days. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The Lancet: Preliminary results from Russian trials of vaccine candidates reported
(The Lancet) Preliminary results from Russian trials find that vaccine candidates led to no serious adverse events and elicit antibody response (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet: Preliminary results from Russian trials find that vaccine candidates led to no serious adverse events and elicit antibody response
(The Lancet) Results from two early-phase Russian non-randomised vaccine trials (Sputnik V) in a total of 76 people are published today in The Lancet, finding that two formulations of a two-part vaccine have a good safety profile with no serious adverse events detected over 42 days, and induce antibody responses in all participants within 21 days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AP Explains: Novichok that sickened Navalny a Cold War relic
Novichok, a deadly nerve agent that has left Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a coma and nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in 2018, was the product of a highly secretive Soviet chemical weapons program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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Novichok, a highly poisonous chemical, was designed by Russia during the Cold War and made to be undetectable by standard detection equipment. CNN explores how it, and other nerve agents, work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, study finds
(Indiana University) With just over two months before the 2020 election, three professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business offer a comprehensive review of how other nations are seeking to protect their democratic institutions and presents how a multifaceted, targeted approach is needed to achieve that goal in the U.S., where intelligence officials have warned that Russia and other rivals are again attempting to undermine our democracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news