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Britain ends contract with French startup for vaccines

Sep. 13, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government has canceled an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical startup Valneva after alleging that the company breached its contract obligations. Valneva shares plummeted Monday on the...

South Africa jabs 2,000 children in test of Chinese vaccine

Sep. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Friday started vaccinating some children and adolescents as part of the global Phase 3 clinical trials of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 17 years. The global study will enroll 2,000...

Taiwan's president receives domestically developed vaccine

Aug. 22, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen received her first dose of the island's domestically developed coronavirus vaccine on Monday, launching its rollout to the public. The vaccine, made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., was given emergency approval...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 06, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Post...

Federal officials give UIC $6M to test COVID-19 treatment

Aug. 01, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois Chicago has received $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat COVID-19. Researchers say the drug candidate, called VT-109, has been shown to help restore function to damaged lungs, among other...

Russia OKs testing combination of Sputnik, AstraZeneca shots

Jul. 27, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's health officials have given a go-ahead to testing a combination of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot and the single-dose version of the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine, according to the country's registry of approved clinical trials. The...

Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria

Jul. 26, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria. The Germany-based company, which developed the first widely approved coronavirus shot together with U.S. partner Pfizer,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

She wants a baby. But first, she needs a uterus.

Jul. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Elizabeth Goldman is on a mission. Born without a uterus, she once thought her lifelong dream of having a baby of her own would never happen — but now she is on the verge of making that dream come true. The Mobile native is the first patient in a new program at the...

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

Jul. 12, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track “any form of genetic manipulation” and proposing a whistle-blowing mechanism to raise concerns about unethical or unsafe research. ...