Coronavirus: what is plasma therapy?

A century old therapy is being tested on patients with COVID-19.

Sarah L Caddy, Clinical Research Fellow in Viral Immunology and Veterinary Surgeon, University of Cambridge • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Coronavirus: what is convalescent plasma therapy?

A century old therapy is being tested on patients with COVID-19.

Sarah L Caddy, Clinical Research Fellow in Viral Immunology and Veterinary Surgeon, University of Cambridge • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Coronavirus: scientists promoting chloroquine and remdesivir are acting like sports rivals

A simple head-to-head trial would resolve this conflict once and for all.

Jeremy Howick, Director of the Oxford Empathy Programme, University of Oxford • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

What needs to go right to get a coronavirus vaccine in 12-18 months

Vaccine development is usually a long process. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing researchers to innovate and test potential vaccines faster than ever before.

Marcos E. García-Ojeda, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Merced • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~10 min

Clinical trial tests drug for COVID-19 ‘cytokine storms’

"Cytokine storms" cause the immune system to attack organs, such as the lungs, that they should be protecting. Can the drug EDP1815 help?

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~4 min

Remdesivir shows promise in ongoing COVID-19 clinical trial

In a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of remdesivir, the antiviral drug shows promise in treating adults diagnosed with COVID-19.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~4 min

Can remdesivir treat COVID-19 effectively?

Results from a clinical trial for treating COVID-19 with the antiviral drug remdesivir come back next week. Will it turn out to be an effective treatment?

Texas A&M University • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~4 min

Ethicist: Hydroxychloroquine hype could bungle the science

"Before we encourage widespread use of a drug, we need better evidence that it's worth it," says ethicist Alex John London of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Bioethicists: Run human challenge study for coronavirus vaccine

Three bioethicists call for a human challenge study, which they say could bring us a coronavirus vaccine months sooner.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~3 min

2 drugs fail to slow rare early-onset Alzheimer’s in trial

"If we have learned one thing after more than 30 years of Alzheimer's research, it is that even negative results propel the science forward."

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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