Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: moderna

Moderna’s new version of Covid vaccine to target South Africa strain sent for clinical study

Moderna said it is also testing a 3rd dose of its existing vaccine in a clinical study & plans to test a booster that will combine it with the South Africa-specific vaccine.

Hyderabad’s CCMB to set up exclusive lab to develop RNA tech for use in Covid vaccines

Development comes amid talks the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is holding with Moderna to manufacture the American biotech firm’s vaccine in India.

Moderna says vaccine works on 2 Covid variants, working on booster for South African strain

Moderna tests show vaccine produced antibodies against UK strain at levels comparable with older forms of virus. But against the South Africa variant, antibodies produced were six-fold lower.

You thought coronavirus is our newsmaker of 2020? No, it’s science-made mRNA, its nemesis

The mRNA technology never won approval before the Covid pandemic in any drug or vaccine. But Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó never gave up on her research either.

Over 1 million people in US have received Covid vaccine shots

Shots are rolling out from Pfizer and Moderna, focused at first on healthcare workers around the country who have been battling the virus on the front lines in hospitals.

Moderna Covid vaccine found safe & effective before key review by US FDA

Moderna’s vaccine isn’t yet approved in any other country and is yet to be used on anyone outside of a clinical trial.

Indian travel agencies plan ‘vaccine tourism’ with packages for UK, US and Russia

A few travel agencies are already formulating tour packages for Indians who want to travel to the UK and avail the recently-approved Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine.

Why the above-90% effective Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are truly a breakthrough

The most important challenge for development of an mRNA vaccine remains its inherent instability.

There’s light at the end of the Covid tunnel — the glimmer of a vaccine needle

With Pfizer, Moderna as well as developers of Sputnik V and CoronaVac citing over 90% efficacy of their vaccines, the world finally has a reason to hope 2021 will be different.

Tracking side effects will be the next big challenge for Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines

The side-effect reports of the vaccine have the potential to be a gold mine for anti-vaxxers as vaccine skepticism grows around the world.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.