IIn May, PhD students funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to participate in the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 and explain to the public why your research matters. Of the many entries received, the 10 that were shortlisted covered a variety of topics, including motor neuron disease, self-harm, babies pain experiences and bone loss as a result of space travel.
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The volunteers lining up for Covid-19 challenge trials – The Guardian
Non-profit organisation 1Day Sooner has attracted over 38,500 willing participants
Human challenge trials in which young, healthy volunteers are intentionally infected with a virus to allow vaccines and treatments to be tested quickly have been used in the fight against diseases ranging from typhoid and cholera to malaria.
With the announcement on Tuesday of such trials to help develop a vaccine against Covid-19 there is a key difference there are as yet very few proven therapies for the virus and we know little about its long-term effects.
But volunteers are lining up in th…
‘Brilife:’ Israel unveils name of COVID-19 vaccine – J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service
Minister of Defence Benny Gantz on Monday toured the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) and was updated on the advancements in the development of a…
Minister of Defence Benny Gantz on Monday toured the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) and was updated on the advancements in the development of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine ahead of the start of the expected human trials at the end of October.
COVID-19 quarantine. Credit: Pixabay.
Gantz received an overview of the completions required for the start of the trials and the manufacturing process of the vaccine.
IIBR Prof. Shmuel Shapira announced that the vaccine was named Bril…
Scientists Just Discovered a Mysterious Organ Lurking in The Centre of The Human Head – ScienceAlert
Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head – which…
Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head which somehow have been missed by scientists for centuries up until now.
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