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Britain partners with Oxford firm to assess coronavirus vaccine T cell responses -

Britain partners with Oxford firm to assess coronavirus vaccine T cell responsesBritain on Thursday said it would partner with an Oxford-based firm to provide testing for the T cell response of coronavirus vaccine candidates to try to assess their immune responses. T cell immunity is thought to be essential to protection against infection from the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, and could provide longer term immunity than antibodies. The UK Vaccine Taskforce has chosen Oxford Immunotec to supply T cell testing for its assessment of different vaccine candidates.


Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:02:41 -0400

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely -

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safelyA trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 7:54 a.m. (2:54 GMT) Thursday. After a brief medical checkup, the three will be taken by helicopters to Dzhezkazgan from where they will depart home.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:02:42 -0400

New German coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for first time: RKI -

New German coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for first time: RKIThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rose by more than 10,000 in a single day for the first time, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The institute recorded 11,287 new cases in its daily update for a total of 392,049. While Germany's infection rates are lower than in much of Europe, they have been accelerating rapidly since the onset of cooler weather, with politicians warning that stricter social distancing rules may be needed if the trend continues.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:46:14 -0400

Fujifilm partners Shanghai firm to seek China COVID-19 approval for Avigan -

Fujifilm partners Shanghai firm to seek China COVID-19 approval for AviganJapan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp <4901.T> said on Thursday it has partnered with Shanghai-based Carelink Pharmaceutical Co to seek approval in China for Avigan to treat COVID-19 and influenza. Carelink will use Fujifilm's data on Avigan's treatment of novel coronavirus infections and influenza to seek imported drug approval in China, Fujifilm said in a statement. Fujifilm said last week it was seeking approval for Avigan as a treatment for COVID-19 in Japan.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:45:02 -0400

Trump is considering firing FBI director Christopher Wray after the election, report says -

Trump is considering firing FBI director Christopher Wray after the election, report saysTrump is reportedly furious that Wray and Attorney General Barr have not launched investigations targeting his Democratic rival Joe Biden.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:08:18 -0400