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Taiwanese scientists develop decoy antibody to fight COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese scientists have developed a decoy antibody that can prevent infection by the Wuhan coronavirus by blocking it from entering human cells. On Nov. 30, scientist...

UK in 'eye of the storm' amid surging new coronavirus cases

LONDON (AP) — British medics warned Friday that hospitals around the country face a perilous few weeks amid surging new coronavirus infections that have been blamed on a new variant of the virus. ...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica, A Vibrant Hub with Over 100 Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 December 2020 - Academia Sinica, the preeminent research institution in Taiwan, announces the application for 2021 fall semester of its Taiwan International Gradua...

Taiwan company launches '100 Peaks' mask series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mask manufacturer in central Taiwan has launched the “100 Peaks – Discover the Beauty of Taiwan” mask series to stimulate sales. Acenature Biotechno...

British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers

LONDON (AP) — Around 1,000 British soldiers were spending Christmas Day trying to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stuck in southeast England after France briefly closed its border to the U.K. th...

Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With rich countries snapping up supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, some parts of the world may have to rely on Chinese-developed shots to try to conquer the outbreak. The question: W...

One company's quest for an antibody drug to fight COVID-19

On a Saturday afternoon in March as COVID-19 was bearing down on New York City, a dozen scientists anxiously crowded around a computer in a suburban drug company’s lab. They had spent weeks franticall...

Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office seizes two fake domain names

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities have seized two domain names posing as biotechnology companies developing COVID-19 treatments but are apparently collecting personal information for fraud and installing m...

Peru permits phase II trials of Taiwan-developed COVID-19 drug

Antroquinonol (Hocena), an anti-cancer and anti-hyperlipidemia drug developed by a Taiwanese firm as a potential medicine to treat COVID-19, was approved by Peru's authorities to begin phase II tr...

Bank of England holds fire as it awaits Brexit developments

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England opted against injecting another dose of stimulus into the British economy as it waits to hear whether a post-Brexit trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union...

AstraZeneca buying drug developer Alexion for $39 billion

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca says it is buying U.S. drug developer Alexion in a deal worth $39 billion. Cambridge, England-based AstraZeneca PLC, which is involve...

Hackers attacked 10 listed companies in Taiwan during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With more employees working from home worldwide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hackers have stepped up their attacks, targeting at least 10 listed companies i...

Coronavirus: Pakistan pins its hopes on a Chinese vaccine

Chinese vaccine makers are currently carrying out final trials of a COVID vaccine candidate in Pakistan, as the South Asian country is experiencing a steady rise in new infections, with around 20,000 ...

Foreign companies show interest in Taiwan's coronavirus vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A few foreign buyers have expressed interest in purchasing the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Taiwanese vaccine manufacturer Adimmune Corporation (國光生技) to curb th...

‘Turning point’: UK giving 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

British health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday (Dec. 8), starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain m...