Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid – None of them helped

When covid-19 struck Europe in March 2020, hospitals were plunged into a health crisis that was still badly understood. “Doctors really didn’t have a clue how to manage these patients,” says Laure Wynants, an epidemiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who studies predictive tools. But there was data coming out of China, which [...]

By |2021-07-30T15:13:55+00:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots effective against delta variant, study finds

Pfizer found to be 88 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic disease from delta variant. Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca-Oxford's COVID-19 vaccines are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant alpha variant, a new study shows. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against [...]

By |2021-07-30T12:35:17+00:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

S.Africa’s Aspen releases first batch of Johnson vaccine

South African pharmaceutical company Aspen said Monday it was releasing its first batch of African-produced COVID-19 vaccines under a licensing deal with the US giant Johnson & Johnson. The Durban-based company said the first batch was leaving its factory in Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth. In a statement, it described the release as [...]

By |2021-07-27T15:40:35+00:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Variants: What the Future Could Look Like After the Pandemic

Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world, scientists have clamored to develop vaccines to prevent the spread and medicines that will cure the sick. But a virus’ main goal is to replicate and infect, so the virus can mutate to survive and continue on its journey. Looking at the coronavirus, you’ll see it [...]

By |2021-07-24T14:10:20+00:00July 24th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 will likely be dominant strain globally within months

The highly transmissible delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19, is now present in 124 countries and will become the dominant strain globally in the coming months as it is outcompeting other variants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The variant was detected in 13 new countries in the week ending [...]

By |2021-07-22T16:18:53+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

UK scientists back Covid boosters as study finds post-jab falls in antibodies

Scientists have backed proposals for Covid boosters in the autumn after blood tests on hundreds of people revealed that protective antibodies can wane substantially within weeks of second vaccine shots being given. Falls in antibodies after vaccination are expected and do not necessarily mean people are more vulnerable to disease, but the researchers are [...]

By |2021-07-22T14:26:06+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines establish recall responses to reinfection

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna generate a coordinated adaptive immune response that is capable of eliciting recall responses to future infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The team from the University of California found [...]

By |2021-07-20T10:42:05+00:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Study shows new ‘warm vaccine’ effective against all key virus variants

CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, played an important role in evaluating heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulations developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and biotech start-up Mynvax—against all current SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Published today in the peer-reviewed ACS Infectious Diseases journal, researchers showed the vaccine formulations triggered a strong immune response in mice, [...]

By |2021-07-17T16:45:24+00:00July 17th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Podcast – Nanovisaging 2040 How Synergies between Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI might Benefit Humanity

Frank Boehm (NanoApps Medical Inc. Founder) in discussion with Nana Kay in a Wealth Secrets podcast. EP 19. Nanovisaging 2040. From Nana Kay: Nanovisaging 2040: How Synergies between Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI might Benefit Humanity and Earth. Ladies and Gentlemen, as we continue our journey on the train of enlightenment our next stop is [...]

By |2021-07-18T08:09:18+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Data in favour of mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but long-term effects unknown

Canada, like several other countries, has been mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines for weeks amid safety concerns over the AstraZeneca shot. On Monday, the chief scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned against that approach, calling it “a dangerous trend” for a subsequent dose as well as booster shots saying there was insufficient evidence available about the [...]

By |2021-07-15T11:14:21+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments