Follow Us:
Monday, July 13, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine. There are some 100 research groups across the world racing to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. These Covid-19 vaccine projects are in various stages of development, from research to clinical trials.


Scientists identify two antibodies from llamas that can neutralise coronavirus

July 13, 2020 6:04 pm

The study, published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, noted that the 'nanobodies' can prevent infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by blocking its interaction with the protein ACE2, which it uses as a gateway to enter and infect cells.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines latest updates: CanSino Biologics to start Phase III trials; GSK to develop plant-based vaccine

July 13, 2020 9:41 pm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine Latest Update: Russia's Sechenov University has claimed that it had successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world's first vaccine against Covid-19

Understanding bat immune system may help identify new COVID-19 drug targets, scientists say

July 13, 2020 12:40 pm

The scientists said bats have specific mechanisms which reduce the replication of viruses in their bodies, and also dampen their immune response to a virus.

Moscow varsity ‘completes trial of Covid-19 vaccine', claims Russian embassy

July 13, 2020 1:17 am

“Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world's first vaccine against Covid-19. The vaccine is safe,” the Russian embassy in India tweeted.

China's CanSino in talks for Covid-19 vaccine Phase III trial overseas

July 12, 2020 8:51 am

Zeng Guang, former chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told the conference that Chinese construction groups overseas in particular are keen to take experimental vaccines.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines latest updates: Covaxin to be tested on 375 people in Phase I; Moderna delays final phase trials

July 08, 2020 7:48 am

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine Latest Update: Besides Sinovac, the vaccines developed by AstraZeneca-University of Oxford and Sinopharm are the only other jabs in late-stage trials.

ICMR dials down on Aug 15 vaccine date: ‘Letter to cut red tape’

July 05, 2020 7:35 am

In a statement issued Saturday, ICMR said: “The aim is to complete these phases at the earliest, so that population-based trials for efficacy could be initiated without delay.”

WHO sees first results from coronavirus drug trials within two weeks

July 04, 2020 6:39 am

"Nearly 5,500 patients in 39 countries have so far been recruited into the Solidarity trial," Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. "We expect interim results within the next two weeks."

Zydus plans to finish first two phases of vaccine trials in 3 months

July 04, 2020 10:35 am

The trials will begin this month in over 1,000 patients across multiple sites, hotting up India’s race for a vaccine against the contagious virus that had caused a nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine status check: Oxford vaccine safe for those with weak immune system; Pfizer, Inovio jabs show promise

July 02, 2020 8:37 pm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine Latest Update: The World Health Organisation has identified the Covid-19 vaccine candidates developed by Oxford University-AstraZeneca and Moderna Inc as the front-runners