Medicine

U.S. FDA clears new version of Abbott’s low-cost glucose monitor

U.S. FDA clears new version of Abbott’s low-cost glucose monitor

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared a new version of Abbott Laboratories’ continuous glucose monitoring device, helping the company build [more…]

Mutation in new coronavirus increases chance of infection: study

Mutation in new coronavirus increases chance of infection: study

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - A specific mutation in the new coronavirus can significantly increase its ability to infect cells, according to a study by U.S. researchers. The [more…]

AstraZeneca accelerates testing of COVID-19 antibody treatments

AstraZeneca accelerates testing of COVID-19 antibody treatments

Published 09/06/2020

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca ANZ.L said on Tuesday it expects to move two COVID-19 antibody therapies it has licensed from U.S. researchers into clinical studies in [more…]

Philippines reports 6 more coronavirus deaths, 518 infections

Philippines reports 6 more coronavirus deaths, 518 infections

Published 09/06/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday recorded six new coronavirus deaths and 518 additional infections. The ministry said total deaths have increased [more…]

Moscow’s lockdown ends as coronavirus cases in Russia pass 485,000

Moscow’s lockdown ends as coronavirus cases in Russia pass 485,000

Published 09/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Residents of Moscow began to resume their normal routines on Tuesday as a lockdown designed to curb the spread of the novel [more…]

Explainer: What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Explainer: What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Published 09/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, many [more…]

UK ventilator consortium says scaling up in case of COVID-19 second spike

UK ventilator consortium says scaling up in case of COVID-19 second spike

Published 19/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A consortium of British aerospace, automotive and medical companies said they were ramping up ventilator production to make sure there were enough [more…]

Novartis wins conditional EU approval for gene therapy Zolgensma

Novartis wins conditional EU approval for gene therapy Zolgensma

Published 19/05/2020

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis won European approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for the hereditary disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the Swiss drugmaker said on [more…]

Mexico coronavirus cases rise by 1,305 to 36,327: health ministry

Mexico coronavirus cases rise by 1,305 to 36,327: health ministry

Published 12/05/2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry confirmed 1,305 new cases of coronavirus infections on Monday, along with 108 additional deaths. The new infections brought [more…]

Vir, Alnylam plan human trials by year-end for potential COVID-19 therapy

Vir, Alnylam plan human trials by year-end for potential COVID-19 therapy

Published 04/05/2020

(Reuters) - Vir Biotechnology Inc and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc plan to begin human testing of their COVID-19 drug candidate by the end of the year, [more…]