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British government to pursue first COVID-19 human challenge trials

The British government has signed a contract with a pharmaceutical services company, Open Orphan for the first COVID-19 human challenge study where healthy volunteers will be exposed to the virus to test a vaccine. Open Orphan...

America Ferrera, Eva Longoria launch She Se Puede – a Nationwide Voting Empowerment Tour During 2020 Election

Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria will be part of a nationwide virtual tour embarking this week  (Oct. 19-23), the Latinas Make a Difference Tour. The team is hitting the virtual road for a week-long celebration of...

China is the first nation to report economic recovery in COVID-19 era

China became the first country to post an economic recovery in the COVID-19 era, according to government figures. On Monday, Beijing reported an economic growth of 4.9% for the third quarter, its second straight quarter of gross domestic...

Coronavirus cases climbing at record levels to 40 million Worldwide

Worldwide coronavirus cases continue to surge to around 40 million, growing at a rate of about 1 million every three days. Since the first cases were identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 infections...

Study: 30% of infants with COVID-19 may have caught it from mother

A published finding in Nature Communications, suggests that 30% of the reported cases may have been acquired from the mother. The paper cites that environmental exposure to SARS-CoV-2 was responsible for the majority of infections detected in...

Lupita Nyong’o HBO Max Project Scrapped due to Scheduling Conflict

The television adaptation of Americanah, with actress, Lupita Nyong'o, with Danai Gurira writing and serving as producer, will no longer be moving forward due to scheduling conflicts for the actress. Nyong'o, who was also set...

After spending a week in ICU, Chris Christie admits he was wrong not to wear a mask at WH

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stated Thursday that he was in the wrong for not wearing masks on the White House grounds after he and President Donald Trump both came down with the coronavirus.

New hope for Treatment Against Niemann-Pick disease Type C

A study using an amino-acid for the treatment of Niemann-Pick disease Type C (NPC), may provide a huge breakthrough for a disease with no current treatment.  The drug, IB1001 from Oxford-based Intrabio, demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful...

Aggressive cougar follows a man on Utah trail for 6 minutes

https://youtu.be/iVUAVmz2Z-0 (UPI) -- A man out for a run on a Utah trail captured video of his frightening 6-minute encounter with a "scary kitty cat" -- a mother cougar. Kyle...

Shares of BTS record label Big Hit soar on the first day of trading

(UPI) Shares of Big Hit Entertainment, the management agency behind K-pop sensation BTS, made a splash in their debut on Korea's stock exchange Thursday, opening at twice the original offering price and bringing a windfall to the label's founder and...

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