Science News Roundup: Easier production of COVID vaccine shows promise in trials; nasal spray vaccine booster works in mice; Scientists want Britain to back COVID patent waivers and more
Here is a summary of current scientific news.
Easier-to-produce COVID vaccine shows promise in trials; Nasal spray vaccine booster works in mice
Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. New COVID-19 vaccine could be made like flu shots
Scientists want Britain to back COVID patent waivers
Scientists on Friday called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to back the waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments following the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. In a letter, also addressed to the UK’s health, trade, business and foreign ministers, the scientists asked Johnson to support the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) of the United Kingdom. World Trade Organization (WTO).
Scientists amazed by ‘totally unexpected’ behavior of blinking star
Scientists have detected what appears to be an incredibly dense star unlike anything else they’ve ever seen – and suspect it could be a type of exotic astrophysical object whose existence hasn’t existed until now. at present been only hypothetical. The object, spotted using the Murchison Widefield Array telescope in outback Western Australia, fired huge bursts of energy about three times an hour when viewed from Earth during two months in 2018, the researchers said.
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