Allergies Won’t Up Your Odds for Severe COVID

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 — In a study of hospitalized patients who had COVID-19, outcomes for those who had allergies were similar to those of other patients, a new study reports. The findings were scheduled to be presented to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), which was…

Scientists speed up artificial organoid growth and selection

The method currently used to produce stem cell-derived tissues has a very limited throughput. By semi-automating tissue differentiation, researchers from MIPT and Harvard have made the process nearly four times faster without compromising on quality. Presented in Translational Vision Science & Technology, the new algorithm is also useful for analyzing…

UK reserves up to 190 mn vaccine doses from Valneva

Britain has secured access to up to 190 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine from Valneva in deal worth as much as 1.37 billion euros, the French-Austrian vaccine firm said Monday. It had already been disclosed in July that the British government had reserved 60 million doses of Valneva’s…