‘Twinfection’ of influenza followed by COVID-19 – University of Liverpool

A Liverpool-led study* provides evidence that the ‘twinfection’ of influenza and COVID-19 may exacerbate the health risk associated with COVID-19. When multiple pathogens are in circulation at the same time this can lead to cooperative or competitive forms of pathogen-pathogen interactions. This concept of co-infection was evident during the outbreak of the Spanish flu in […]

Statisticians help in search for effective COVID-19 treatments – Lancaster University

Statisticians from Lancaster University are involved in an innovative new COVID 19 drug testing platform. Launched this week, the AGILE initiative, is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Southampton, Lancaster and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, as well as external partners. AGILE has been developed by Infectious Diseases clinicians, clinical and pre-clinical pharmacologists, clinical […]

UK researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine join WHO expert groups – Quadram Institute

Quadram Institute researchers who are working on a new drug delivery method for a COVID-19 vaccine have joined World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisory groups tackling the coronavirus. Professor Simon Carding of the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School has been asked to join WHO’s COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group on vaccine […]

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