This week in drug discovery (18 -22 July)

News round-up by DDW’s Reece Armstrong for 18 – 22 July

Covid-19 vaccines remain effective six months after second dose 

Two doses of Covid-19 vaccines were sufficient in providing protection against severe cases of the infectious disease, according to new research.  

New combination therapy shows promise against lung cancers  

Scientists have discovered a new combination of drugs that could act as a promising treatment for people with certain types of lung cancer.  

Junk DNA could lead to cancer, study says   

Non-coding or ‘junk’ DNA could contribute to the development of certain cancers due to how it disrupts the replication of the genome, scientists have discovered.   

US launches clinical trial for pandemic preparation   

An early-stage clinical trial has been launched in the US investigating a vaccine against Nipah virus infection.  

Infectious disease centre reaches major milestone   

A major milestone has been met in the construction of a new multi-million-pound health centre in Liverpool.  

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