Scientists looking at statins as potential treatment for Covid

Scientists looking at statins as potential treatment for Covid

Nothing in medicine is more exciting than discovering new drugs. However, this process is time consuming, expensive and not always necessary. Sometimes existing drugs can be used to treat diseases that are different from what they were developed for. This “repurposing” approach has many advantages….

Vaccine scientists ready for jab roll-out

Vaccine scientists ready for jab roll-out

A Pfizer / BioNTech Covid vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, paving the way for mass vaccination. The government has given the green light to roll out the vaccine to hospitals that will likely receive the first doses to administer the vaccines…

Isolate for 10 days before seeing family at Christmas say scientists

Isolate for 10 days before seeing family at Christmas say scientists

People across the UK will be able to meet with their families for the first time in months when the Covid restrictions will be relaxed at Christmas. The rules mean that a number of households can mix and collect indoors for five days from December…

Monkey genes 'edited' by scientists to create HIV-resistant super-macaques

Monkey genes 'edited' by scientists to create HIV-resistant super-macaques

With the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world, it’s easy to forget about the other incurable virus that is shortening the lives of people worldwide. But HIV is still bad for us. Without treatment, victims will live an average of about 10 years after infection….

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