Tag: biotechnology

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

An albino opossum proves CRISPR works for marsupials, too

While kangaroos and koalas are more well-known, researchers who study marsupials often use opossums in lab experiments, since they’re smaller and easier to care for....

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Pfizer is making the case for COVID-19 booster shots, but Fauci says we don’t need a third dose yet

A very public regulatory debate about COVID-19 booster shots has seemingly put Pfizer at odds with federal health officials who say it’s not necessary to...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine boosters not needed for now, with delta variant mostly infecting the unvaccinated

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top medical adviser to President Joe Biden, did the round of...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Pfizer, citing Israeli data that says the delta variant is making its COVID-19 shot less effective, calls for boosters. Medical experts say it’s too soon to worry.

Israel this week said the delta variant is blunting the effectiveness of BioNTech BNTX, +4.55% and Pfizer’s PFE, +0.92% COVID-19 vaccine, but how well a...

Australia’s Delta Outbreak Shows Vaccines Protect Against Hospitalization

SYDNEY—Early data from Australia’s outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant suggest that two vaccine doses offer significant protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Health authorities in...

World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Swap Sends Israel’s Expiring Supply to South Korea

Israel sent about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech shots to South Korea, in what is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

Rising COVID-19 cases in California highlight risks of delta variant, as WHO head warns world in dangerous period of pandemic

A 17% increase in cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in California in the last 14 days has increased concerns about the highly infectious delta...

WHO says delta variant of COVID means even vaccinated people should keep wearing face masks, as more Asian cities lock down

The World Health Organization is emphasizing its position that even fully vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks in public given the risk presented...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...

U.S. weekly IPO market braces for 15 deals, and home DNA-test maker 23andMe shares to start trading

An earlier version of this report said 23andMe would start trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. It will start trading on Thursday on...

More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time ‘Digital Playbooks’

More surgeons are using a software solution in the operating room that walks the team through role-specific best practices for a procedure in real time,...

FDA approved the first major Alzheimer’s treatment in 18 years — what that means for your loved ones fighting the disease

The Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of Biogen’s drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, is a significant step in the fight against the debilitating illness...

Developed Countries Lock Up Covid-19 Vaccines Through 2023

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines and boosters over the...

Foreign Governments Request Covid-19 Vaccine Doses as U.S. Prepares to Share

Countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have petitioned the U.S. for Covid-19 vaccines as the Biden administration prepares to share 80 million...

European Union Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Adolescents

The European Union’s health agency approved the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years...

France Suspects Russian Role in Campaign to Discredit Pfizer Vaccine

PARIS—French counterintelligence authorities are investigating whether the Russian government was behind an attempt to pay high-profile health and science bloggers to sow public doubts about...

EU expects to take delivery of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of September, agrees on digital certificate for travelers

The European Union, which has been lagging in getting its 450 million citizens vaccinated against COVID-19, expects to take delivery of 1 billion vaccine doses...

8 sunscreens dermatologists and skincare pros say you should try

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‘Smart Toilet’ With AI Scans Stool for Blood, Consistency

A ‘smart toilet’ in development uses artificial intelligence (AI) to scan stool for consistency and presence of blood — and early evidence suggests it is...

Four COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in children and teens. Here’s when different age groups could become eligible for shots.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency-use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds within the week. If that occurs,...