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Clinical trials in the time of COVID-19

FDA has issued guidelines  for the conduct of clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. “With this guidance issued today, the FDA is helping industry and investigators navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and help assess how to move forward with critical clinical...

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The infinite Monkey Cage

To provide some diversion during these trying times, a colleague recommended ‘The infinite Monkey Cage’. Extremely funny British science podcast. There are more than 10 seasons for your pleasure. You will learn and you will laugh. If you like Monty Python you are on...

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COVID-19 vaccines

Hope for containing the COVI-19 pandemic rests on the develop of an effective vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. Recently we found an interesting list of 16 ongoing efforts to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in the magazine The Scientist. These vaccines vary considerably in their...

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New website aggregates global COVID-19 information

Data scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California launched a new website to boost SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 research data usability for all. The site Outbreak.info focuses on aggregating SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 metadata in a single site with the goal of making...

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Phage to prevent virus infection

Another potential application for phage that could not be more timely: phage-based particles engineered to envelop virus and prevent virus entry into mammalian cells. A team in Germany and Norway developed modified phage capsid that display sugar moieties to bind...

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