Category Archives: Education

Virus alert for thousands in Melbourne

Melbourne residents have been put on alert tonight after COVID-19 fragments were detected in wastewater, affecting some 16 suburbs. “Coronavirus fragments have been detected in wastewater from the Ringwood area,” the Victorian Department of Health said in a statement just before 6pm on Tuesday. The east Melbourne suburbs affected include Bayswater, Bayswater North, Boronia, Croydon,… Read More »

India axes exports of Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir, plots boost to local production as COVID cases mount: reports

India is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of drugs and vaccines, but that hasn’t made it immune to COVID-19 supply instability. Now, the government is locking up at least one treatment for itself. As COVID-19 cases mount—and demand for treatments spikes—India has banned exports of Gilead Sciences’ pandemic antiviral remdesivir, Bloomberg reports, citing a statement… Read More »

Road salts and other human sources are threatening world’s freshwater supplies

When winter storms threaten to make travel dangerous, people often turn to salt, spreading it liberally over highways, streets and sidewalks to melt snow and ice. Road salt is an important tool for safety, because many thousands of people die or are injured every year due to weather related accidents. But a new study led… Read More »

AACR: In redemption of the PI3K drug class, Bayer’s Aliqopa leaps ahead of Gilead’s Zydelig in lymphoma

The PI3K inhibitors were once viewed as a blockbuster opportunity in blood cancer. But patient deaths in clinical trials for earlier-line use of Gilead Sciences’ first-to-market Zydelig dashed that hope. Now, in what could be viewed as a redemption of the drug class, Bayer’s Aliqopa has come up with a success safely. Adding Aliqopa to… Read More »