Neanderthal genes may be to blame in some severe coronavirus cases

Neanderthal genes may be to blame in some severe coronavirus cases

(CNN)Genes inherited from Neanderthal ancestors may be involved in some cases of severe Covid-19 disease, researchers in Germany reported Wednesday.A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down…

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In blow to Trump, Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine won’t be ready by US election

In blow to Trump, Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine won’t be ready by US election

A nurse prepares an injection as a study on Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate gets under way in New York in July. Photo: APNews deals blow to Trump’s hopes of having injection ready by November 3 to give campaign much-needed boost Meanwhile, FDA expands investigation into other leading candidate by AstraZeneca and Oxford after serious illness…

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Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes, experts warn

Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes, experts warn

Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes: Drinking caffeine first thing in the morning can raise blood sugar by 50%, experts warnRegularly drinking coffee before breakfast may raise the risk of type 2 diabetesUniversity of Bath researchers asked volunteers to drink coffee after waking upFound their blood sugar was 50% higher than when they went without…

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Will Pfizer’s Vaccine Be Ready in October? Here’s Why That’s Unlikely.

Will Pfizer’s Vaccine Be Ready in October? Here’s Why That’s Unlikely.

Despite slim chances that its vaccine will be ready by October, Pfizer has big incentives to hint that it might be.By repeating a date that flies in the face of most scientific predictions, Pfizer’s C.E.O., Dr. Albert Bourla, is making a high-stakes gamble.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York TimesSept. 30, 2020Updated 9:53 a.m. ETIn media appearances and…

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Moderna climbs after saying COVID-19 vaccine generates antibodies in older adults

Moderna climbs after saying COVID-19 vaccine generates antibodies in older adults

Read Next Disney to lay off 28,000 workers, exec says California ‘exacerbated’ pandemic’s effects The massive job reduction was the most eye-opening among several severe cost-cutting measures made by Disney, which has lost billions of dollars in potential revenue because of suspended operations at its amusement parks, live-production units, and cruise lines since COVID-19-imposed closures…

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