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Spotlight on coronavirus vaccines overshadows furious effort to find new treatments

Might protection from COVID-19 be found in drugs as simple as pseudoephedrine and arthritis medication? Flaxseed and turmeric extract? Fish oil, ibuprofen, nasal spray, Vitamin D? Hopes are high that therapeutics might be hiding in plain sight in the medicine cabinet, but evidence remains sparse as research continues. One year into the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved just one drug to treat COVID-19, and its effects are modest. A few others, which mimic the work of na...
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UC San Diego receives $33 million from NIH for five COVID-19 diagnostic projects

University of California San Diego was awarded five Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) projects by the National Institutes of Health, totaling nearly $33 million over four years.
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What you need to know about J&J's coronavirus vaccine

Hello,Yesterday was a big day in vaccine news. We learned more about how well Johnson & Johnson's vaccine works and how safe it is. And we also learned that Moderna has a plan for tackling variants. That includes a new shot it's sending to NIH for testing.  Here's a look at how J&J's shot compares to Pfizer's and Moderna's>>Also in healthcare news: What happened to Comcast Ventures, a onetime healthcare startup kingmaker, the companies gene therapy leaders may need to help fix safety issues, and...
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Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – as it happened

Biden order aims to prepare for future crises similar to pandemicModerna sends NIH batch that targets variant identified in South AfricaManhattan district attorney reportedly subpoenas Bannon’s financial recordsManchin to support Haaland, likely ensuring confirmationSenate postpones vote on Neera Tanden confirmationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.57am GMT Here’s a recap, from me and Joan E Greve: 12.57am GMT Biden today reversed several Trump executive ac...
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Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – live

Biden order aims to prepare for future crises similar to pandemicModerna sends NIH batch that targets variant identified in South AfricaManhattan district attorney reportedly subpoenas Bannon’s financial recordsManchin to support Haaland, likely ensuring confirmationSenate postpones vote on Neera Tanden confirmationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.11pm GMT California lawmakers are fighting to protect thousands of residents from deportation with new legislation ...
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Moderna to begin clinical trials of Covid booster shots for variant from South Africa, sends to NIH for study

Moderna said it has shipped to the NIH doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine designed to provide better protection against the South Africa variant.
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Moderna just laid out its strategy to fight coronavirus variants and says a new shot is ready to be tested

In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. Hans Pennink/AP Moderna is developing three different vaccine booster methods to protect against COVID-19 variants. Testing on one specifically designed to fight the variant that first emerged in South Africa will begin "very soon." The NIH will test the booster on a few hundred partic...
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Moderna just laid out its booster shot strategy to fight new coronavirus variants

In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. Hans Pennink/AP Moderna is developing three different vaccine booster methods to protect against COVID-19 variants. Testing on one specifically designed to fight the variant that first emerged in South Africa will begin "very soon." The NIH will test the booster on a few hundred partic...
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The Latest: Fauci: NIH to Study 'Long-Haul' Virus Symptoms

The National Institutes of Health is launching research to understand the causes and consequences of lingering brain fog, breathing problems and malaise reported by many recovering patients.
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Monoclonal antibodies against MERS coronavirus show promise in phase 1 NIH-sponsored trial

A randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 1 clinical trial of two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) directed against the coronavirus that causes MERS found that they were well tolerated and generally safe when administered simultaneously to healthy adults. The experimental mAbs target the MERS coronavirus (MERS CoV) spike protein used by the virus to attach to and infect target cells. The mAbs were discovered and developed by scientists at the biopharmaceutical company Regeneron. The trial was sponsored...
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Dr. Mahrukh Bamji Appointed Chair of Department of Pediatrics at New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital

We are informed of the appointment of Mahrukh Bamji, MD as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the NYCHHC/Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Bamji has had a versatile career at Metropolitan as a senior clinician, an able administrator, a researcher, and an educator. She is the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at New York Medical College, Board-certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. At Metropolitan, she has served in a number of leadership positions, including Deputy Chief of ...
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The devastating Texas blackouts explained in 3 levels of detail

Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider.  Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. You can reach me at [email protected] I welcome feedback and story tips. Join us: On March 8 we're hosting a virtual roundtable on building a clean energy economy. You can register here. If there was one meme that captured the week, it'd probably be the image of Ted Cruz on Mars through the lens of t...
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NIH workers struggle to get COVID shots

Hello,Today in healthcare news: NIH hasn't been able to get vaccines to its workers, US life expectancy dropped, and Fauci says there may be evidence vaccines are stopping spread.  Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images The government agency that helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine in record time can't get shots for its own workers, emails show The National Institutes of Hea...
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10 Things in Politics: Vaccine woes touch everyone - even the agency that helped develop them

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:The agency that helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine can't vaccinate all of its workers.Lawmakers will grill those behind the GameStop stock fiasc...
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Pharmacies gear up to administer a million Covid-19 vaccines. NIH official says doses can protect against variants

Pharmacies around the United States are preparing to administer about a million doses of Covid-19 vaccines that officials say can help in the fight against the virus.
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NIH research funding to support surgeon scientists is rising

Since 2010, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support surgeon scientists has, remarkably, risen significantly while funding to support other non-surgeon physicians has significantly decreased. This growth has occurred despite an overall decrease in NIH funding and an increase in demand for clinical productivity.
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NIH experts discuss SARS-CoV-2 viral variants

The rise of significant variants of SARS-CoV-2 has attracted the attention of health and science experts worldwide. In an editorial published in JAMA, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases outline how these variants have arisen, concerns about whether vaccines currently authorized for use will continue to protect against new variants, and the need for a global approach to fighting SARS-CoV-2 as it spreads and acquires additional mutations.
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10 Things in Politics: Senators were just steps away from rioters - A thief hit the Biden campaign

C-SPAN Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:We now know lawmakers barely avoided the Capitol riotersThieves stole at least $2.7 million from federal political committeesBrad Parscale is back in the Trump orbit1. GRAPHIC NEW DETAILS ON THE INSURRECTION: House Democratic impeachment manager...
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Distinctness of mental disorders traced to differences in gene readouts

A new study suggests that differences in the expression of gene transcripts - readouts copied from DNA that help maintain and build our cells - may hold the key to understanding how mental disorders with shared genetic risk factors result in different patterns of onset, symptoms, course of illness, and treatment responses. Findings from the study, conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health, part of NIH, appear in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
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Fauci said baseball fans will likely be able to attend games this summer - and he wants another shot at pitching after his 'embarrassing' appearance last year

Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images, Rob Carr/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci totally botched his ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Nationals in 2020. He wants a redo in 2021. Fauci expects that by the summer, enough Americans may be vaccinated to go to socially-distanced games safely. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci is hoping he'll be able to go see his favorite team, the Washington Nationals, play baseball this summer, even if thing...
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NYU Dentistry researcher receives NIH grant to study mitochondrial permeability transition

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded NYU College of Dentistry's Evgeny Pavlov a grant to study a phenomenon called mitochondrial permeability transition, one of the central causes of tissue damage during stroke and heart attack.
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NIH study shows hyaluronan is effective in treating chronic lung disease

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators found that inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in patients suffering from severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hyaluronan, a sugar secreted by living tissue that acts as a scaffold for cells, is also used in cosmetics as a skin moisturizer and as a nasal spray to moisturize lung airways. Utilized as a treatment, hyaluronan decreased the number of days in the hospital.
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Holonyak lab team creates fast, cheap, accessible COVID-19 antibody test

When COVID-19 began developing into a global crisis in early 2020, this research group was already working on an NIH-funded project to develop a "flu chip" that would rapidly determine the most likely cause of a fever by measuring several proteins within a droplet of blood. They decided to pivot their efforts to detect COVID-19 antibodies instead.
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Moderna scientist says Johnson & Johnson's shot is 'darn good' too - Business Insider

Vaccine-maker Kizzmekia Corbett, who helped develop Moderna's vaccine at the NIH, said "don't let the perfect get in the way of the good enough."
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Fauci calls COVID-19 shots' diminished results against the mutated virus 'a wake-up call'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pool/Al Drago via Getty Images Johnson & Johnson and Novavax's vaccines have been less effective again a new virus variant. "It's really a wake-up call for us," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.  People should still be vaccinated as quickly as possible, Fauci added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
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Pfizer says its vaccine works against key coronavirus mutations found on the South Africa and UK variants

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images In a study, Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine worked against lab-made coronaviruses similar to variants spreading in the UK and South Africa. Small differences in how the vaccine performed against the mutations, versus the original virus, were "unlikely to lead to a significant reduction" in effectivenes...
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New York Tech researchers receive NIH grant to improve the understanding of atherosclerosis

A New York Institute of Technology research team led by Olga V. Savinova, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, has secured a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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NIH awards $5.59 million research grants to prevent and treat cerebral palsy

The National Institutes of Health is supporting a Wayne State University School of Medicine physician-researcher's work at preventing and treating cerebral palsy in the form of two new five-year R01 grants worth a collective $5.59 million.
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Harris reflects on 'full circle' moment after receiving vaccine dose at NIH building her late mother frequented

Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday spoke in personal terms about a "full circle" moment after receiving the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the same National Institutes of Health building her late mother had frequented for work.
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NIH-funded study examines mono, chronic fatigue syndrome in college students

Many college students fully recover from infectious mononucleosis (which is almost always caused by Epstein-Barr virus) within 1-6 weeks, but some go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). A longitudinal study from DePaul University and Northwestern University followed 4,501 college students to examine risk factors that may trigger longer illness.
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