Treatment would need to be at least 50% more effective than placebo in preventing disease WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration released guidance Tuesday outlining conditions for approving a Covid-19 vaccine, including that any vaccine be at least 50% more effective than a placebo in preventing the disease. That 50% benchmark is used routinely for flu…

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By 4:30 a.m. Saturday, people seeking a Covid-19 test had parked their cars in a line that wrapped around a 13-acre Alpharetta shopping center and looped and weaved through the center of it. Some caught a nap behind the wheel.  Others read on their smartphones.  Many wore masks as they waited for the rapid drive-through…

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Federal health leaders discuss efforts to combat the pandemic after president said he had asked the government to slow testing The federal government’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other health officials defended the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that they planned to increase testing over the summer and hadn’t been told…

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A study out of Britain shows how to learn more, faster about promising coronavirus treatments. A new study finds that adding a simple steroid to the treatment of severe Covid-19 cases can significantly reduce deaths. That’s another milestone in the battle against the virus. It shows a path for reducing Covid deaths faster through medical…

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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released new data on the bioscience industry in the United States this week during the BIO Digital conference. The new report, The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities, analyzes the bioscience industry’s economic footprint across the nation and in Georgia, the significant role of small- and…

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Milton High School Senior Shreya Ramesh Achieves Global Excellence in Scientific Research ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shreya Ramesh, a Milton High School senior, from Milton, Georgia, and local winner of the Georgia BioGENEius Challenge, has taken the top prize at the fiercely competitive International BioGENEius Challenge. Shreya’s innovative work on voice recognition data and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) stood out…

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Dear Members and Partners:There has been a pattern of social injustice toward the Black community and communities of color for too long. I have spent these recent trying days in dialogue with young community leaders, personal friends and business colleagues who are in pain, confused, scared and angry. In these calls, we have shared together…

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The drugmaker will first test the therapy in hospitalized patients, and hopes to eventually assess whether it could also prevent infections Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday it began the first study of an experimental drug derived from a blood sample of an early U.S. survivor of Covid-19, a new effort to take advantage of…

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Hundreds of teams are competing a la ‘Shark Tank’ for NIH funding to develop at-home diagnostic strips and other options Even as coronavirus testing ramps up around the country, businesses and public-health authorities seeking to safely reopen are hitting a speed-bump: Standard testing techniques still require sophisticated lab equipment and can take hours or even…

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