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diseaseAnti-flu and Anti-HIV Drug Cocktail May Have Effective Coronavirus Treatment

Doctors in Thailand combined the anti-flu drug oseltamivir with lopinavir and ritonavir, anti-virals used to treat HIV to cure a 71-year-old woman of coronavirus over a 48 hour period. Thailand’s Health ministry was awaiting research results to prove the findings. …

diseaseMessenger RNA Treatment of Viruses Like Coronavirus

There has been 20 years of work on messenger RNA treatments against viruses. Technological advancements in RNA biology, chemistry, stability, and delivery systems have accelerated the development of fully synthetic mRNA vaccines. Molecular Therapy Journal (April 2019) reviewed mRNA as …

DNA2020 Emergency Coronovirus Treatment Will Start in 3 Months Versus 2 Years for SARS in 2003

In 2003 it took 20 Months for the first experimental treatment for newly identified virus but in 2020 it appears it will take 3 months for the first treatments against the Wuhan Coronavirus. China has already published the genome sequence …

diseaseBill Gates Talked about Alzheimer’s Progress and United Neuroscience has Promising Vaccines

Bill Gates saw two positive trends in Alzheimer’s research in 2018. 1. Researchers focused on a new set of ideas about how to stop Alzheimer’s. The first generation of theories, which dominated the field for years, emphasized two proteins called …

medicineFreeze-dried Polio Vaccine

USC researchers have developed freeze-dried polio vaccine. It was freeze-dried into a powder, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then rehydrated, offered full protection against the polio virus when tested in mice. Polio is nearing complete eradication and …

diseaseOffshore vaccine tests to shortcut FDA delays

Peter Thiel is backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine. Thiel invested $7 million in the ongoing vaccine research, according to the U.S. company behind it. Southern Illinois University also trumpeted the research and the study’s lead researcher, …

medicinethe drug everolimus boosts flu vaccine response by 25% in people over 65 and rejuvenates the immune system

Novartis found that giving low doses of a drug called everolimus to people over 65 increased their response to flu vaccines. It did, by about 20 percent. Yet behind the test was a bigger question about whether any drug can …

darpaSweden re-activates military draft over concerns about Russian aggression

The Swedish government has decided to re-activate conscription from January 1 2018. The security environment in Europe and in Sweden’s vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the …

africaCreating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more powerful processors are created, silicon has reached a performance limit: the …

diseaseResearch suggests blackhole or wormhole tidal forces would not spaghettify the body

Some researchers believe a singularity can be removed from a black hole (have no event horizon) and this would be a wormhole. They modelled observers (objects like a chair, a scientist, and a spacecraft ) as an aggregation of points …