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Personalized cancer vaccine clinical trial to expand following promising early results
University of ArizonaNovember 13, 2020 ET
A clinical trial at the University of Arizona Health Sciences designed to study the safety and effectiveness of a personalized cancer vaccine in combination with the immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab will expand its cohort after promising preliminary data was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer.
Australian coronavirus vaccine ready for later stage clinical trials
University of QueenslandNovember 13, 2020 ET
A coronavirus vaccine in development by Australia\'s University of Queensland (UQ) was declared ready to progress to later-stage clinical trials ahead of schedule on Friday, following promising Phase 1 results.
WHO: 18% of coronavirus deaths in Africa tied to diabetes
Matshidiso MoetiNovember 12, 2020 ET
More than 18% of coronavirus deaths in Africa are among patients with diabetes, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa office said Thursday.
Brazil resumes trials of Chinese coronavirus vaccine
SinovacNovember 12, 2020 ET
Brazil’s health regulator, Anvisa, announced that it will allow trials to resume for a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate.
Effectiveness of Sputnik V vaccine reaches 92% during Phase Three trials
Sputnik VNovember 11, 2020 ET
Effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus according to the results of the first interim analysis of Phase Three clinical trials in Russia is at 92%, the report of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said.
Vanuatu island reports first case of coronavirus
VanuatuNovember 11, 2020 ET
Health authorities in Vanuatu have announced the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the island country located in the South Pacific Ocean, which was of a few countries that were coronavirus free until now.
U.S. records 1 million coronavirus cases in 10 days
Johns HopkinsNovember 11, 2020 ET
The United States recorded about a million cases of coronavirus over the past 10 days, the highest increase rate since the country reported its first case in January.
Sinovac vaccine trial halted in Brazil
SinovacNovember 10, 2020 ET
The Brazilian clinical trial for a Chinese coronavirus vaccine has been suspended after health authorities reported a severe adverse incident.
South Africa launches third coronavirus vaccine trial
Janssen PharmaceuticaNovember 10, 2020 ET
South Africa on Monday launched the country\'s third coronavirus vaccine trial, which tests whether an experimental vaccine can protect people from contracting the novel coronavirus or developing serious symptoms.
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine over 90% effective, says expert
Oksana DrapkinaNovember 9, 2020 ET
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus is more than 90% effective, a representative of the health ministry said on Monday.
Pfizer vaccine candidate more than 90% effective in preventing coronavirus
PfizerNovember 9, 2020 ET
Pfizer and BioNTech announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against coronavirus in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, based on the first interim efficacy analysis conducted on November 8, 2020 by an external, independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) from the Phase 3 clinical study.
Brunei with no new coronavirus cases for 17 straight days, Vietnam clean for more than two months
VietnamNovember 9, 2020 ET
Brunei reported no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday with the national tally of cases standing at 148.
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