Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?

Nov. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Covid: Will there be more than one coronavirus vaccine?

Hopes are rising that an effective vaccine against Covid-19 will be available soon.

Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19?

Vaccines may cause wide-scale changes in the immune system which can boost the body's protection.

Oct. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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Berlin patient: First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

Mr Brown, known as the Berlin patient, was cured after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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What is a clinical trial? A health policy expert explains

The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.

Zoe McLaren, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe

Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Human brain parts left over from surgery boosts research

Experts are developing a better knowledge of the brain by studying tissue left over from surgery.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Feb. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

Scientists said 99% of understanding of cancer was missing until today.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~3 min

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Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~5 min

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Artificial neurons developed to fight disease

Scientists make artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human brain.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min