GSK says tests indicate antibody drug works against Omicron

GSK says tests indicate antibody drug works against Omicron

Sotrovimab, developed with Vir, tested in lab and on hamstersKey Omicron mutations did not elude drug activity in studyTests continuing on further mutationsDec 2 (Reuters) – Laboratory analysis of the antibody-based COVID-19 therapy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) (GSK) is developing with U.S. partner Vir (VIR.O) has indicated the drug is effective against the new Omicron variant, the … Read more

Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot’s protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot's protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

Empty vials of the “Comirnaty” Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are seen inside a waste package at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Madrid, Spain, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterLooking for signs that warrant a vaccine redesignBioNTech says it understands experts’ concernsBioNTech, Pfizer in effort to establish relaunch … Read more

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Top U.S. infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Friday that a ban on flights from southern Africa was a possibility and the United States was rushing to gather data on the new COVID-19 variant.No decision to halt flights had yet been made, he said.The Wall Street Journal, citing people … Read more

S.Korean game producers chase NFTs in real-money boost for players and firms

S.Korean game producers chase NFTs in real-money boost for players and firms

Korean game makers embrace NFT trend, bring real money into playGaming firms’ shares surge as investors bet on bigger profitsRegulators ban NFT games in S.Korea on gambling concernsSEOUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) – South Korea’s mobile and online game producers are luring players with services using non-fungible tokens (NFTs), jumping on a trend the firms see … Read more

‘Razor-sharp precision’: Russia hails anti-satellite weapons test

'Razor-sharp precision': Russia hails anti-satellite weapons test

The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERSRussia lauds weapons test targeting old satelliteU.S. officials, NATO and UK have condemned the testRussia denies test posed risk to orbiting spacecraftMOSCOW, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it had conducted … Read more

NASA, SpaceX launch 4 more astronauts into orbit on flight to space station

NASA, SpaceX launch 4 more astronauts into orbit on flight to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 10 (Reuters) – NASA and private rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit late on Wednesday, sending a veteran spacewalker, two younger crewmates chosen for future lunar missions and a German materials scientist on their way to the International Space Station.The SpaceX-built launch vehicle, consisting of a Crew Dragon capsule … Read more

‘Fast money’ drives Bitcoin, ether to new record highs

'Fast money' drives Bitcoin, ether to new record highs

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Ethereum is seen among representations of other cryptocurrencies in this picture illustration taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/IllustrationBitcoin breaks past $67,800; Ether tests $5kCoinGecko puts crypto market cap over $3 trillionFlows surge as momentum runs hotSYDNEY, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Bitcoin and ether made record peaks in Asia trade … Read more

Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

A truck engine is tested for pollution exiting its exhaust pipe near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike BlakeUN seeks ‘dramatic increase’ in climate commitmentsSummit will seek to avert menacing levels of warmingUK’s Johnson says COP26 outcome is ‘touch and go’We need to revisit our whole way of life – … Read more