Nature Highlights: Cross-neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 mutants using convalescent plasma | Nature | Nature Portfolio

Nature highlight May 6, 2021 Nature 593, 7857 A Sigal et al. Now conducted a neutralization assay using a genuine live virus and performed a new coronavirus during the first …

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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Shortfall Threatens EU Plans to Boost Inoculations

AstraZeneca PLC expects to deliver tens of millions fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses than planned to the European Union in coming months, according to people familiar with the matter, threatening the …

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Trial of Regeneron’s Covid-19 Antibody Drug Is Halted in Sickest Hospital Patients

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. suspended testing of its Covid-19 antibody drug in the sickest hospitalized patients because of a safety concern, the latest setback for antibody-drug trials in patients with the …

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Met Opera Cancels 2020-21 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has canceled all performances for its 2020-21 season, saying the coronavirus pandemic remains too great an ongoing health concern. In a release, the New York City company …

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Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitable neighbor, a …

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Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the bones of the early armored dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified. A …

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Trump says antimalarial drugs treat warnings, the shortage of coronavirus sparks

Health officials around the world are issuing warnings on the use of antimalarial drugs after President Trump’s comments on the treatment of coronavirus with them triggered panic and overdose purchases. …

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Coronavirus cases put New York hospitals to the test: “They are beating us”

New York City hospitals are already under pressure from the onslaught of new coronavirus cases, although state officials say the real spike in the epidemic is almost a month and …

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Coronavirus outbreaks spread to nursing homes

The new coronavirus outbreak is spreading to elderly and vulnerable residents, with dozens of cases in facilities in the United States, from Illinois to Oregon and Wyoming, following the fatal …

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China slaps local biotechnology claiming that it could produce Gilead’s experimental coronavirus drug

The Shanghai Stock Exchange reprimanded a Chinese biotechnology company for claiming that it was making an experimental drug to treat coronavirus. BrightGene biomedical technology based in Suzhou 688 166, -14.67% …

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