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Imperial College begins human trial of coronavirus vaccine candidate COVAC1

Imperial College begins human trial of coronavirus vaccine candidate COVAC1

Imperial College London said that it has dosed the first healthy volunteer with its COVAC1 coronavirus vaccine candidate, which has been developed using the new self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) technology. The university claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate has gone through rigorous pre-clinical safety tests, and in animal studies, it has been demonstrated to be safe, […]

Lab established in Liverpool to study how novel coronavirus affects people

The UK’s Medical Research Council has granted £5 million collectively to the University of Liverpool, the Imperial College London, and the University of Edinburgh to handle the coronavirus outbreak from the government’s rapid response call. This investment in Urgent Public Health Research is necessary to understand COVID-19 as well as its impact on the human […]

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Laboratory-grown red blood cells could help study malaria invasion, say researchers

Scientists at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London, UK, have developed a new research system to study how malaria parasites invade red blood cells using laboratory-grown red blood cells. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and NHS Blood and Transplant, the new tool will identify key host proteins and their domains involved in […]

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