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CDC Panel Recommends 3rd Vaccine Dose For Immunocompromised People

CDC Panel Recommends 3rd Vaccine Dose For Immunocompromised People

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Advisers to the CDC are recommending that people with weakened immune systems get a third shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The vote follows the authorization of such use by the FDA. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Advisers to the CDC are…
CDC Panel Says Heart Inflammation In Young People Post-Vaccine Is Rare

CDC Panel Says Heart Inflammation In Young People Post-Vaccine Is Rare

Advisers to the CDC met to discuss some side effects associated with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. In a small number of recipients the vaccines may be causing temporary inflammation to the heart.
CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the…
Panel Recommends FDA Authorize Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use

Panel Recommends FDA Authorize Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use

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A health care worker withdrew a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from a vial at the Klerksdorp Hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 18. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images A health care worker withdrew a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19…
FDA Immunization Panel Assesses Moderna’s Application For Its COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Immunization Panel Assesses Moderna’s Application For Its COVID-19 Vaccine

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An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration met on Thursday to review Moderna's application for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine. NPR discusses the latest. AILSA CHANG, HOST: An independent panel of experts met today to help the Food and Drug Administration decide whether a second COVID-19 vaccine should be made available…
FDA Panel Will Weigh Benefits, Risks Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel Will Weigh Benefits, Risks Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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A federal advisory committee is evaluating Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration will weigh that input as it decides whether to grant emergency use for the vaccine.
FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted that studies of the drug aducanumab for Alzheimer's treatment don't show it's effective. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: In other news, hopes for an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease took a big hit today. It failed to win support from a panel of experts who advise the Food…
FDA Panel To Lay Regulatory Groundwork For COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel To Lay Regulatory Groundwork For COVID-19 Vaccine

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A milestone in the development of COVID-19 vaccines will take place Thursday when the Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of experts for advice on how to evaluate the vaccines.
Professional Panel Advises Broader Usage Of Daily Tablet To Avoid HIV Infections

Professional Panel Advises Broader Usage Of Daily Tablet To Avoid HIV...

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The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Truvada to prevent infection with HIV of people at high risk in 2012. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Truvada to prevent infection with HIV of people at high risk in 2012. Justin…
Huge Areas of Rock in the world’s Surface area May Imitate a Natural Photovoltaic Panel

Huge Areas of Rock in the world’s Surface area May Imitate...

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Scientists have found electricity flowing in an unexpected place — across the surfaces of rocks.  Mineral coatings on rocks turn sunlight into electricity, turning on like a light switch when the sun hits them, according to a study published April 22 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Plants use photosynthesis to…

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