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EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine booster

European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the booster doses of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and above on October 4, 2021. Key Facts This approval given as data for the vaccine showed a rise in antibody levels when a booster shot was administered to the people aged 18 to 55, approximately six months after ..

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2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

On October 4, 2021, American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the prestigious “2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine”. Key Facts They won the prize for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. According to award-giving body, these discoveries could make way for new pain-killers. These findings have allowed to understand how heat, cold ..

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Molnupiravir: New drug to treat COVID-19

On October 1, 2021, Pharmaceutical company “Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics” announced the early results of Phase-3 trials of its anti-viral drug called molnupiravir. As per the results, Molnupiravir has reduced the chances of hospitalisation by half among COVID-19 patients with mild or moderate symptoms. Highlights Placebo trials comprised of testing a drug on thousands of ..

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‘Bal Raksha Kit’- Things to Know

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under the AYUSH ministry, has developed “Bal Raksha Kit” which is an immunity boosting kit. Key Points This kit was developed keeping the third wave of the coronavirus disease in mind. This is an immunity booting kit, to protect the children up to the age of 16 from covid-19 ..

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Pfizer starts study of mRNA Flu vaccine

On September 28, 2021, Pfizer Inc. announced that the first batch of participants have been dosed with the single dose quadrivalent mRNA vaccine in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Highlights Under the phase 1 trial, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the single dose quadrivalent mRNA vaccine will be studied against influenza in healthy adults. mRNA ..

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