US developing coronavirus strain for human ‘challenge’ trials

US scientists are developing a strain of the coronavirus that could be used to deliberately infect volunteers in so-called “challenge studies,” a government agency said Friday. The work is preliminary and the government is continuing to prioritize randomized clinical trials of vaccine candidates, the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said. Several of these have entered their final […]

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Scientists discover a new strain of HIV for the first time since 2000

Scientists find new strain of HIV for the first time since 2000 – and they say the discovery is a step toward ending the pandemic by including it in testing, treatment and potential vaccines Scientists at Abbott Labs have confirmed that a strain of HIV that infected three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a new variety of […]

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A Maryland College Student Died From a Dangerous Strain of Adenovirus. Here's What to Know

A student at the University of Maryland has died from an illness associated with adenovirus—a common virus that’s also been linked to 11 deaths in New Jersey over the last two months. According to WJLA news, the college student was identified as 18-year-old Olivia Paregol. Paregol’s death was announced Tuesday in a statement from David McBride, MD, director of the […]

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