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Planning for the COVID-19 Vaccine

The first COVID-19 vaccine could arrive soon -- possibly in the next few weeks. Here a link to some info about what to expect.

Anindya Duttta, PhD, holds his hands open wide while standing in a white lab coat in his lab.
HPV Discovery Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments

Anindya Dutta and his colleagues have identified a substance that is essential for the sexually transmitted virus to cause cancer. That discovery could lead to new treatments for HPV cancers.

Frederick G. Hayden, MD, examined the effectiveness of a new anti-flu drug, baloxavir marboxil, also known as Xofluza.
The First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new single-dose drug, baloxavir marboxil, that can shorten the duration of the flu. It's the first new drug of its type in 20 years. Our Frederick G. Hayden, MD, and his colleagues found that the drug, developed by pharma company Shinogi,…