Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine has begun human trials

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine has begun human trials

© getty Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine entered human trials this month after an early study showed it helped protect a group of primates with a single shot.According to a study published in the medical journal Nature, all of the animals that had been exposed to the pandemic six weeks after the injection were immune except…
The importance of blood tests for Alzheimer’s: 2 neuroscientists sleek the contemporary findings

The importance of blood tests for Alzheimer’s: 2 neuroscientists sleek the contemporary findings

A blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease moved closer to reality this week after new findings were announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 29, 2020. The test showed extremely high accuracy – around 90% – for detecting chemicals in the blood that are specific for Alzheimer’s. Those who treat patients with Alzheimer’s…
J&J Vaccine Protects Monkeys From Covid With Single Shot

J&J Vaccine Protects Monkeys From Covid With Single Shot

Bloomberg the Company & Its ProductsThe QuintBloomberg Bloomberg | Quint is a multiplatform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg’s global leadership in business and financial news and data, with Quintillion Media’s deep expertise in the Indian market and digital news delivery, to provide high quality business news, insights and trends for India’s…
Covid-19 and loss of scent: Harvard researchers say why it happens

Covid-19 and loss of scent: Harvard researchers say why it happens

Compiled by Zakiyah Ebrahim | Health24 30 Jul 2020, 11:45 Anosmia is a common symptom among people with mild Covid-19 New research has uncovered why the virus may cause a temporary loss sense of smellFurther observation is, however, needed to confirm the team's findingsEvidence of loss of smell (anosmia) as a symptom of Covid-19 first emerged…
Can COVID unfold thru the air?

Can COVID unfold thru the air?

AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin;APCan the coronavirus spread through the air?Yes, it's possible.The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions.Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially…
Single Dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Tough Protection in Pre-clinical Study

Single Dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Tough Protection in Pre-clinical...

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that its lead vaccine candidate protected against infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in pre-clinical studies. The data, published in Nature, show the Company's investigational adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) vector-based vaccine elicited a robust immune response as…
Covid-19 Survivors Would possibly well tranquil Stay Vigilant, Clinical doctors State

Covid-19 Survivors Would possibly well tranquil Stay Vigilant, Clinical doctors State

As the new coronavirus continues to spread, patients who have recovered from Covid-19 still need to be careful, said doctors, scientists and public-health experts, who warn that no one is sure just how long immunity to the disease lasts. It’s a question scientists are still working on, and the answer has significant implications for vaccine…
Experimental J&J vaccine protects monkeys in a single dose-look

Experimental J&J vaccine protects monkeys in a single dose-look

By Julie SteenhuysenCHICAGO, July 30 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Thursday kicked off U.S. human safety trials for its COVID-19 vaccine after releasing details of a study in monkeys that showed its best-performing vaccine candidate offered strong protection in a single dose.When exposed to the virus, six out of six animals who got the…
LA County Sees Hopeful Indicators Amid Coronavirus Surge

LA County Sees Hopeful Indicators Amid Coronavirus Surge

Los Angeles County, which recently appeared headed for another lockdown amid escalating coronavirus cases, now is seeing fewer hospitalizations and a lower transmission rate that health officials said Wednesday are evidence people are heeding the call to change their behavior. The nation’s most populous county said 2,045 people were hospitalized, 28% of them in intensive…
Wisconsin officials describe 870 extra COVID-19 circumstances as remark lands in federal ‘red zone’

Wisconsin officials describe 870 extra COVID-19 circumstances as remark lands in federal ‘red zone’

Matt Piper USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinPublished 6:44 PM EDT Jul 29, 2020Wisconsin officials reported 870 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as little changed in a weekly update of the Department of Health Services' county coronavirus activity levels: In most places, it's "high."Wednesday's new positive tests constituted 5.9% of all tests reported.Five more people died from…

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