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The first-ever COVID-19 pill may be just weeks away. A handful of other pills, inhalers, and nasal sprays also show promise.

A man holds a capsule. Photographer, Basak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images Treating COVID-19 could be simpler soon, thanks to the next generation of treatments. These could come in the form of pills, nasal sprays, or inhalers. On Monday, Merck asked the FDA to authorize its antiviral pill, which would be the first COVID-19 treatment of its kind. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 could get a lot easier to treat in the near future.Thus far, doctors have relied on expensiv...
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New treatment destroys head and neck cancer tumours in trial

Exclusive: combination of drugs causes tumours to vanish in some terminally ill patients, study findsA new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients, scientists have discovered.In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a positive trend in survival”, according to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS found...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Institute of Cancer Research ICR, Royal Marsden NHS


French study of over 22m people finds vaccines cut severe Covid risk by 90%

Largest study of its kind also finds vaccines appear to protect against worst effects of Delta variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 90%, a French study of 22.6 million people over the age of 50 has found.The research published on Monday also found that vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of the most prevalent virus strain, the Delta variant. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, France, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


French study of 22m people finds vaccines cut Covid deaths 90%

Largest study to date finds jabs are effective against Delta variantVaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 90%, a French study of 22 million people over the age of 50 has found.The research published on Monday also found that vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of the most prevalent virus strain, the Delta variant. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Some Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has an 'authoritarian bro culture' that demoralized workers, a new report says

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images A new report from The Washington Post details a dysfunctional "bro culture" at Blue Origin. Workers told The Post that they felt demoralized by a lack of response to complaints of a "toxic" workplace. Last month, an open letter accused Blue Origin of ignoring employee concerns about safety and sexism. Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has fostered a "dysfunctional" and "demoralizing" work culture that cause...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Smith, William Shatner, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Blue Origin


AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 drug cuts the risk of severe disease in half. It's the first antibody cocktail shown to both prevent and treat the disease in late-stage trials.

Dan Pelletier, a pharmacy technician specialist at Maine Medical Center, demonstrates the process of preparing antibodies used to treat COVID19 patients. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images AstraZeneca said its antibody drug cut the risk of severe COVID-19 in half in a late-stage study. The drug, called AZD7442, is a combination of two antibodies given as an injection. AstraZeneca said it's the only drug of its kind shown to both prevent and treat COVID-19. AstraZeneca's...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Merck, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Fda, Antibody, Ward, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Kings College London, Maine Medical Center, Mene Pangalos


New cancer treatment destroys tumours in terminally ill, finds trial

Exclusive: combining immunotherapy drugs may prove effective treatment with fewer side-effects than chemotherapyA new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill patients, scientists have discovered.In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a positive trend in survival”, according to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trus...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Institute of Cancer Research ICR, Royal Marsden NHS


Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data

If ivermectin had dramatic results in combating Covid-19, it should perform well in any well-conducted, unbiased scientific study, but this is not the case The post Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Opinion, Data, Astrazeneca, Peer Review, Openaccess, Meta Analyses, Ivermectin, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Vaccine Hesitancy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pierre Kory, Covid-19 vaccines, Pre-prints


ONGC Recruitment by GATE-2021 Engineer and Geo-Sciences Vacancies

Engineer & Geo-Sciences Trainee Recruitment in ONGC by GATE 2021 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) is embarking upon a major recruitment exercise of recruiting Graduate Engineer Trainees in E1 grade in various Engineering and Geo-Science disciplines. Candidates interested in joining as Graduate Engineer Trainees through GATE-2021 test score should apply Online in the prescribed format at the ONGC website only (Advt. No. 3/2021 (R&P)). ONGC is looking for young, promising... Pleas...
Tags: Science, Jobs, Electronics, Environment, Engineer, Officer, Executive, Petroleum, Instrumentation, Manisha, ONGC, Public-Sector, Chemist, Gate, Geologist, Geophysicist


Astronomers 'Stumped' Over Images Of Bizarre Double Galaxy

It's not too often that astronomers are at a loss for words when making a space-related discovery, but the above image from NASA's Hubble telescope managed to do precisely that. Of all the tools at our disposal for exploring outer space, Hubble has repeatedly proven to be one of the best. The 31-year-old telescope has made countless discoveries over the years, whether it be answering questions about our own Solar System or investigating galaxies millions of light-years away.  In 2021 alone...
Tags: Startups, Science, Nasa, Hubble, Jupiter, Hamilton, University of Hawaii, Richard Griffiths, Timothy Hamilton



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