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Long Covid: could chronic fatigue syndrome be taken seriously at last?

Post-viral fatigue is a fairly common occurrence following any type of viral infection. After a bout of flu or battling…

Q&A: staving off AMR disaster with Ineos and the University of Oxford

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught the world that viruses evolve and mutate to evade the immune system with dangerous consequences.…

EU countries suspend use of Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca

Several countries in Europe have suspended the University of Oxford / AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine completely or partially after several…

Medical cannabis: regulating a new export market on the Isle of Man

In January, after an extensive period of public and industry consultation, the Isle of Man embarked on a bold new…

Q&A with N-SIDE’s Sébastien Coppe: how digitisation overcomes clinical bottlenecks

The World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 crisis to be a pandemic in mid-March 2020. Nine months later, three vaccines…

Veteran investor Dr Robert Glassman talks life sciences, immunotherapy and Umoja

Seattle-based pre-clinical biotech Umoja Biopharma aims to revolutionise immunotherapy by retooling the patient’s immune system in vivo. Based on the…

Breast cancer research: addressing the premenopausal problem

Although the risk of breast cancer increases with age, the disease can affect young patients too. More than 16,000 American…

Head-to-head: competition heats up as new HIV prevention drug shows promise

Once a certain death sentence, HIV infection has now become a manageable condition. This is due to the introduction of…

Precision medicine in AMD: SPAC merger sees Gemini make its public debut

Precision medicine-focused Gemini Therapeutics has completed a business combination transaction with Foresite Capital’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) FS Development…

How a sleeping drug awakened a patient with akinetic mutism

One day a 29-year-old Dutch man called Richard choked on a piece of meat while out for dinner with friends.…