First Patient Injected with Cancer Killing Virus

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An experimental cancer-killing virus has been injected into a human patient for the first time, in the hopes of uncovering evidence of a new way to successfully combat cancer tumors in humans. The virus named ‘Vaxinia’ was genetically modified to …

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US Orders Freeze-dried Monkeypox Vaccines

Jaron ChubbPacket of dried smallpox vaccine B.P. (Ovine), single dose of Lancy-Vaxina for use with scratch technique, by Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute for DHSS, 1980. Full view, box and parts, graduated grey background. | Jaron Chubb

The United States government has reportedly procured millions of doses of a vaccine against Monkeypox. Vaccine manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic, announced a $119 million order from the US government. “We are pleased to announce the exercise of the first options under …

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Moderna Says COVID Vaccine Safe for Children Under 6

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American pharmaceutical company Moderna confirmed that their COVID-19 vaccine is effective and safe to use for children under the age of 6. Nearly 7,000 children aged six months to six years were given two doses of Moderna’s mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination …

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Microplastics Found in Human Blood for the First Time in ‘Extremely Concerning’ Study

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Researchers found tiny particles of plastic in human blood for the first time in an “extremely concerning” study, but their impact on health is still unknown. Dutch scientists at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University Medical Center discovered …

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Drugmakers Sanofi and GSK Seek Authorization for Their COVID-19 Vaccine

Drugmakers Sanofi and GSK announced on Feb. 23 that they are planning to seek approval from regulators for their COVID-19 vaccine. The companies said data from clinical trials showed that their vaccine works either as a primary vaccine or as …

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UK Approves Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for People Aged Over 18

The United Kingdom on Feb. 3 approved the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for people over the age of 18. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted the vaccine regulatory approval, following a “rigorous review of safety, quality, and effectiveness,” …

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Novavax Seeks U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Its COVID-19 Vaccine

Novavax has formally submitted a request for the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for adults. The vaccine, taken in two doses 21 days apart, demonstrated an overall efficacy of …

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Moderna Starts Clinical Trial on Omicron-Specific COVID-19 Booster in Adults

Moderna has started a clinical trial to test its COVID-19 vaccine booster shot specifically targeted against the highly contagious Omicron variant, the company announced on Jan. 26. Moderna said that its Phase 2 study, which is its first trial using …

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Pfizer CEO Announces Omicron Vaccine to be Ready in March

Pfizer is aiming to have a COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron variant to be ready in March, the chief executive officer (CEO) said on Jan. 10. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that his company has …

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