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Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than a thousand species of plants that are native to Alberta to find out if they can be a part …

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Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president – National

Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president - National

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday that Japan would hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and was working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make them happen. “We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori …

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Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants – National

Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants - National

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it will work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop new vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 amid concerns that some mutations are making the virus harder to combat. Read more: Tam warns of coronavirus variants as new cases emerge across Canada GSK plans to …

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Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China – National

Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China - National

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The WHO team’s visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a highlight of their mission to gather data and …

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NHL to name front-line worker ‘stars’ along with monthly player award – Edmonton

NHL to name front-line worker ‘stars’ along with monthly player award - Edmonton

It’s normal in an NHL season to name players as monthly and weekly stars. But during COVID-19, so little is normal. This year, the league is honouring not only its superstar players, but front-line workers as well. For the month of January, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has been …

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British WWII veteran Capt. Tom Moore dies at 100 after contracting coronavirus – National

British WWII veteran Capt. Tom Moore dies at 100 after contracting coronavirus - National

Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for healthcare workers, has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100. His family announced Moore’s death Tuesday in …

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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine is 91.6% effective, clinical trial results suggest – National

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing COVID-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancent international medical journal on Tuesday. Scientists said the Phase III trial results meant the world had another effective weapon to fight the deadly …

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Curling Canada confirms fields for Scotties, names three Brier wild cards – Winnipeg

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There will be a strong Manitoba presence at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts as five teams from that province have been confirmed for the 18-team competition at Calgary’s Markin MacPhail Centre. Three wild-card teams — all from Manitoba — were on the official entry list released Monday by …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools – National

AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools - National

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. The new target of 40 million doses by the end of March is still only half what the British-Swedish company …

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