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Expert reaction to the latest fortnightly release on the Coronavirus Infection Survey looking at antibody and vaccination data for the UK, 14 April 2021

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

The Office for National Statistics have released the latest report from the COVID-19 infection survey, looking at antibody and vaccination data for the UK. Prof Riley made a...
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Expert reaction to preprint looking at the immune responses in over 80 year olds after one dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   3 articles

A preprint, an unpublished non-peer reviewed study, looks at antibody generation and cellular immune responses in people over the age 80 5 weeks after a single dose of the...
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Latest results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 prevalence across England

8 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

The REACT-1 team from Imperial College London has now completed round 10 of their study looking at virus prevalence across England. This batch of data includes 140,844 swab...
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STAT+: STAT+ Conversations: A conversation on how to find that elusive Covid-19 vaccine

STAT+: STAT+ Conversations: A conversation on how to find that elusive Covid-19 vaccine

9 days ago   |   STAT

Editors note: A livestream of the conversation will be embedded below at 1:15 p.m. ET. Sponsored By Every week, STAT+ subscribers get access to exclusive conversations with...
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STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA is probing J&J Covid-19 vaccine blunder; Fauci says U.S. may not need the AstraZeneca shot

13 days ago   |   STAT

And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is...
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Expert reaction to preprint looking at immune response after a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in those with and without prior infection with SARS-CoV-2

20 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   5 articles

A preprint, an unpublished non-peer reviewed study, looks at the T-cell and antibody respondes to the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in previously infected and...
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Quadram scientist receives two prestigious international partnerships

21 days ago   |   Quadram

Quadram Institute scientist Dr Alison Mather has been granted two prestigious international partnership awards to build collaborations with researchers in New Zealand and The...
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STAT+: Broad Institute launches $300 million effort to harness AI to fight diseases

21 days ago   |   STAT

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is launching a new, $300 million initiative that applies advanced computer science to some of the hardest problems in medicine - an...
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STAT+: After leading a corporate turnaround, a swashbuckling CEO flies AstraZeneca into turbulence

23 days ago   |   STAT

It took eight years, a failed hostile takeover, and a sweeping scientific turnaround for AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot to become one of the drug industry's leading lights. Now...
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Expert reaction to latest ONS data on deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 12 March 2021

23 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

The Office for National Statistics have released provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 12 March 2021. Prof Neil...
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