Medical research

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Single Pfizer jab can reduce asymptomatic Covid infections by 75%
Cambridge doctors record sharp fall in infections after 12 days in Covid test analysis on healthcare workers

Ian Sample Science editor

26, Feb, 2021 @11:29 AM

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Statins do not cause muscle aches and pains, study finds
UK researchers seek to dispel concerns over pills prescribed for those at higher risk of heart attack and strokes

Sarah Boseley Health editor

24, Feb, 2021 @11:30 PM

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The Guardian view on vaccine passports: a tool to handle with care | Editorial
Editorial: Practical and ethical concerns are valid, but a well-designed policy with the right legal safeguards could make a valuable difference


24, Feb, 2021 @6:44 PM

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UK Covid: Williamson hopes children will get 'time in schools' this summer - as it happened
Education secretary also promises ‘no algorithms’ for exam results; MPs told 99% of arrivals in UK don’t quarantine in hotels

Andrew Sparrow

24, Feb, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Covax delivers first Covid vaccines in 'momentous occasion'
Doses land in Accra as part of scheme seeking to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’

Michael Safi

24, Feb, 2021 @11:10 AM

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The forecasts that spooked Boris Johnson into slowing exit from lockdown
PM’s hands tied by gloomy prediction that rapid easing would lead to even fuller hospitals than in January

Haroon Siddique

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Australia urged to manufacture mRNA Covid vaccines onshore to guard against supply disruption
Without the technology to produce mRNA vaccines such as the Pfizer jab, Australia and region remain ‘vulnerable to supply shocks’, scientists warn

Melissa Davey

23, Feb, 2021 @4:22 AM

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Boris Johnson says more deaths inevitable whenever lockdown lifts as he sets out roadmap for England – as it happened
PM says ‘realistic’ to accept lifting restrictions will lead to more infections and more deaths as he outlines four-step plan

Andrew Sparrow

22, Feb, 2021 @8:44 PM

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UK doctors pioneer use of 'heart in a box' transplant technique in children
Procedure previously deemed suitable only for adults saved the lives of six young patients last year

Natalie Grover

21, Feb, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Scientists say clinical trials for ‘variant-proof’ vaccines could start very soon
From immunity to blocking transmission of the virus, labs across the UK are hunting for second-generation jabs

Robin McKie

21, Feb, 2021 @10:45 AM

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After the Nobel, what next for Crispr gene-editing therapies?
Hailed as the ‘molecular scissors’ that will allow us to rewrite our genes, the DNA tool is being trialled in treatments for everything from sickle-cell anaemia to cancer

Philip Ball

21, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science
Britain’s top vet was newly qualified when the outbreak hit. Here, she talks about the devastating slaughter and tracking virus variants

Robin McKie

21, Feb, 2021 @7:45 AM

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