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University of oxford

Aug 11, 2020 17:57
As lockdowns and restrictions in various countries encourage many to dust-off old books and revel in the delights of literature, the University of Oxford on Tuesday launched a book club that will weekly release a selected book extract that could be read in 10 minutes. read more
Aug 06, 2020 17:53
The potential coronavirus vaccine developed by the company with Oxford University has produced a promising immune response in a large, early-stage human trial, medical journal The Lancet said in a report in July. read more
Jul 21, 2020 11:46
AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said the company hopes the vaccine will be available this year depending on how quickly late-stage trials can be completed. read more
Jul 20, 2020 19:49
The AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccine increased levels of both protective neutralizing antibodies and immune T-cells that target the virus, according to the study organizers. read more
Jul 20, 2020 19:29
The Lancet said the current trial is too preliminary to confirm whether the new vaccine meets these requirements, but phase 2 (in the UK only) and phase 3 trials to confirm whether it effectively protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection are happening in the UK, Brazil and South Africa. read more
Jul 20, 2020 17:00
Johnson’s comments came soon after Business secretary Alok Sharma announced new deals to secure early access to three promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates. read more
Jun 27, 2020 10:30
On Monday morning, the national Covid-19 tally was updated to 425,282 which stood at 508,953 on Saturday morning - an increase of 83,671 new cases. read more
Jun 25, 2020 14:07
The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc.’s experimental vaccine, ChAdOx1-S, has become the first to enter the final stages of clinical trials against the coronavirus disease. read more
Jun 24, 2020 17:26
The 1.3-million pound ($1.6-million) research program seeks to bring together experts who are “highly experienced in evaluating diagnostic tests and generating the robust evidence required” for a test to be used in the U.K.’s National Health Service. read more
Jun 23, 2020 19:12
Over the coming weeks, 300 healthy participants are expected to receive two doses of the vaccine. If the vaccine is safe and shows a promising immune response in humans, then larger trials would be planned for later in the year.  read more
Jun 23, 2020 15:00
The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine was originally developed by researchers at the University of Oxford, who are now working with AstraZeneca on development and production. read more
Jun 16, 2020 23:13
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called the life-saving results of a drug trial announced by the University of Oxford as the ‘biggest breakthrough’ so far in global efforts to find a vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus that has infected millions across the world. read more
Jun 16, 2020 19:04
The results were described by experts such as the UK government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance as “ground-breaking”, as Imperial College London announced its human trial for a vaccine from this week. read more
Jun 13, 2020 21:07
The agreement is the latest in a series to make the vaccine — even though it is not certain it will work. But so desperate is the need that scaling up of manufacturing continues despite the risk. read more
Jun 12, 2020 15:58
Beijing has mobilized its health authorities, drug regulators and research institutes to work around the clock with local companies to come up with the world’s first effective vaccine for Covid-19. read more