CureVac Joins the Race to Develop a Vaccine Against COVID-19 With Its Successful Phase 1 Trial

According to an article in Biospace, CureVac of Boston, MA, with headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, just announced interim results from its Phase 1 study evaluating CVnCoV, a vaccine candidate against…

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Case Report Describes First Known Ocular Myasthenia Gravis Case with COVID-19
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Case Report Describes First Known Ocular Myasthenia Gravis Case with COVID-19

According to a story from Myasthenia Gravis News, a recent report describes the first-ever documented case of a patient developing the ocular variant of myasthenia gravis in connection with COVID-19…

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New Study Finds Remdesivir in Combination with Baricitinib is More Effective for COVID-19 Patients Requiring Oxygen
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New Study Finds Remdesivir in Combination with Baricitinib is More Effective for COVID-19 Patients Requiring Oxygen

A recent study has found a 12.5% improvement for patients with severe COVID-19 when baricitinib was used in combination with remdesivir. That means a faster recovery time for patients and…

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 Deferring TAVR Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic May Cause Serious Complications

CIDRAP recently featured JAMA NetworkOpen's online reports of two timely research letters. The letters outlined the complications that may arise for aortic stenosis patients who have had to delay transaortic valve…

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Sorrento Therapeutics Has Received FDA Clearance for STI-1499 Trial in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

Waking up to the news has one encouraging note, another new day and another new drug is being tested. According to an article in Biospace, the news from Sorrento Therapeutics…

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BERG Study Identifies a Genetic Factor Responsible For a Disproportionate Number of COVID-19 Cases Among African Americans

PRNewswire recently carried BERG’s announcement of the results of its COVID-19 clinical study. BERG, a biotech company based in Framingham, Mass., utilizes artificial intelligence in its research of diseases and…

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Air Pollution Worsens COVID-19 Severity, Death Rate
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Air Pollution Worsens COVID-19 Severity, Death Rate

Arguably, our entire year has been dominated by discussions of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus resulting in 28.3 million cases and 911,000 deaths across the globe. In the United States alone,…

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COVID-19 and Heart Damage: What You Need to Know
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COVID-19 and Heart Damage: What You Need to Know

According to a story from Buzzfeed News, the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to present new surprises and challenges to the medicine and science communities. In a recent interview, Wayne Sebastianelli, who…

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