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Nearly every medicine, medical device, surgical procedure and therapy we have today has depended on animal testing and research. Animal research is one of the first steps in medical discovery.

“There are diseases in which you vaccinate someone, they get infected with what you are trying to protect them with, and you actually enhance the infection. You can get a good feel for that in animal models,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said during a White House briefing on March 26.

Contrary to the claims of animal rights groups, animal models have been and will continue to be crucial to medical development and public health. 

The FBR team rounded up articles in the news in recent weeks on potential treatments and potential vaccines for the new coronavirus, as well as other COVID-19 developments, and the animal models used to develop them. In addition, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News put together a list (found here) of potential COVID-19 treatments in development.

Animal Research on the Front Lines

2022
November

Nov. 27: ‘Nanoparticles displaying SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 spikes induce broad antibody responses in animal model,’ News Medical

Nov. 27: ‘Fauci on Covid lab leak theory: “I have a completely open mind,”’ Politico

Nov. 27: ‘Fauci says “we need to keep the politics out of” investigating COVID origin,’ The Hill

Nov. 21: ‘Covid infected “more than 350,000 pet cats” in Britain,’ The Telegraph

Nov. 21: ‘Coronavirus variants are dodging antibody treatments. New lab-made options may help,’ The Washington Post

Nov. 17: ‘Opinion: Wuhan’s early covid cases are a mystery. What is China hiding?’ The Washington Post

Nov. 16: ‘SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist in breast milk following two and three COVID-19 vaccine doses,’ News Medical

Nov. 15: ‘New nasal vaccine strategy could improve COVID-19 protection,’ PublicNewsTime.com

Nov. 15: ‘ “A very worrying scenario”: Internal documents on India Covid-19 vaccine raise troubling questions about approval process,’ STAT

Nov. 15: ‘COVID-19 vaccine patch enters clinic,’ BioPharma-Reporter.com

Nov. 10: ‘Chances of finding COVID-virus ancestor “almost nil”, say virologists,’ Nature

Nov. 7: ‘Protective down-regulated states in the human brain: A possible lesson from COVID-19,’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Nov. 7: ‘Covid patients coming off ventilators can take weeks to regain consciousness,’ The New York Times

Nov. 5: ‘Is the Lab-Made ‘80% Lethality COVID’ Real?, ‘ The Epoch Times

Nov. 3: ‘SARS-CoV-2 infections may induce neuroinflammation,’ News Medical

Nov. 3: ‘GOP majority’s to-do list includes COVID-19 response, origins — and Fauci,’ The Hill

Nov. 1: ‘USDA to fund research on SARS-CoV-2 in animals,’ Farm Journal’s PORK

Nov. 1: ‘Which animals catch COVID? This database has dozens of species and counting,’ Scientific American

October

Oct. 31: ‘Could a nose spray a day keep COVID away?’ Nature

Oct. 31: ‘Covid uses our proteins against us. A new strategy seeks to block that,’ The Washington Post

Oct. 28: ‘COVID-19 origins: Investigating a “complex and grave situation” inside a Wuhan lab,’ ProPublica

Oct. 28: ‘Conduct probe exonerates scientist accused of obscuring pandemic’s origin,’ Science

Oct. 28: ‘Senate GOP report on COVID origin suggests lab leak is “most likely,”’ The Hill

Oct. 27: ‘Republican Senate staff tout lab-leak theory of the pandemic’s origin,’ Science

Oct. 25: ‘Got questions about the timing of flu and Covid vaccines? Here’s what experts say,’ STAT News

Oct. 22: ‘Controversial new research suggests SARS-CoV-2 bears signs of genetic engineering,’ The Economist

Oct. 21: ‘Broadly neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies from immunized macaque monkeys,’ Forbes

Oct. 21: ‘Which COVID studies pose a biohazard? Lack of clarity hampers research,’ Nature

Oct. 20: ‘COVID directly invades the brain,’ Heromag.net

Oct. 19: ‘U.S. NIH probes whether Boston University COVID experiments should have triggered review,’ CBS News

Oct. 18: ‘Was a study that created a hybrid COVID-19 virus too risky?’ Science

Oct. 18: ‘BU lab wasn’t required to clear potentially controversial study with NIH, director says,’ STAT News

Oct. 18: ‘Boston University calls Daily Mail report on COVID-19 research “false, inaccurate,”’ WCVB

Oct. 18: ‘Obesity and biological sex may make individuals more vulnerable to COVID-19, WVU study suggests,’ WVU Today

Oct. 17: ‘Boston University COVID researchers combine omicron spike protein with original virus, test strain on mice,’ Boston Herald

Oct. 17: ‘With this bionic nose, COVID Survivors may smell the roses again,’ IEEE Spectrum

Oct. 17: ‘Boston University researchers’ testing of lab-made version of Covid virus draws government scrutiny,’ STAT News

Oct. 14: ‘Pfizer’s updated booster targets Omicron variants, new data confirms,’ HealthDay News

Oct. 13: ‘COVID-19 virus infects neurons, induces inflammation in the brains of rhesus macaques,’ UC Davis

Oct. 11: ‘COVID prompts global surge in labs that handle dangerous pathogens,’ Nature

Oct. 10: ‘Pandemic prep needs “smart surveillance” to predict viral spillovers,’ Ohio State News

Oct. 10: ‘Evidence suggests pandemic came from nature, not a lab, panel says,’ Science

Oct. 7: ‘Merck, Ridgeback COVID pill Lagevrio fails to show benefit in older adults in UK study, mixed show in Israel data,’ Seeking Alpha

Oct. 5: ‘SARS-CoV-2 infects cells in the brain & may cause structural changes,’ Labroots

Oct. 4: ‘Georgia State study finds COVID-19 antivirals need to evolve as virus changes,’ FOX 5 Atlanta

Oct. 3: ‘A new drug seeks “true revenge” on COVID by turning the virus against itself,’ Fortune

Oct. 3: ‘Two are better than one: Expanding our COVID-19 vaccine antigens,’ Fortune

Oct. 3: ‘Imunon reports partial results from ongoing non-human primate study,’ Globe Newswire

September

Sept. 29: ‘New drug has potential to turn COVID-19 virus against itself,’ Scripps Research

Sept. 28: ‘Study reveals main target of SARS-CoV-2 in brain and describes effects of virus on nervous system,’ Agência FAPESP

Sept. 26: ‘Sniffling instead of poking: Researchers are developing nasal corona vaccines,’ IndoNewYork

Sept. 23: ‘Denmark to allow “significantly reduced” mink production,’ The Associated Press

Sept. 22: ‘Scientists find a new coronavirus in bats that is resistant to current vaccines,’ TIME

Sept. 19: ‘Intranasal TIPs therapy study shows potential to reduce COVID-19 transmission,’ Outsourcing-Pharma

Sept. 19: ‘New COVID-19 vaccine shows promise against Omicron variants,’ Tulane University

Sept. 18: ‘Needle-free jet injection of novel COVID-19 DNA vaccine shows promise in animal model,’ News Medical

Sept. 18: ‘Research examines the roles of cytokines during SARS-CoV-2 infection in rhesus macaques,’ News Medical

Sept. 16: ‘Your questions about the new COVID booster shots, answered,’ Scientific American

Sept. 15: ‘The good, bad, and good news on COVID-19 and long COVID,’ Daily Kos

Sept. 14: ‘Yes, updated omicron boosters were tested on mice, not humans, before authorization,’ CBS19 KYTX

Sept. 14: ‘Experimental COVID-19 vaccine could outsmart future coronavirus variants,’ Los Angeles Times

Sept. 12: ‘Centessa Pharmaceuticals announces non-human primate pharmacokinetic and safety data for LB101 (PD-L1xCD47) demonstrating potential for enhanced therapeutic index,’ Globe Newswire

Sept. 12: ‘One of long COVID’s worst symptoms is also its most misunderstood,’ The Atlantic

Sept. 8: ‘Can preclinical COVID-19 models help unlock mystery of long-COVID?’ News Medical

Sept. 8: ‘The boosters are all right,’ RealClearScience

Sept. 7: ‘Why some infectious disease docs are “encouraged” by new bivalent COVID vaccine,’ Medscape

Sept. 7: ‘Register animal-tracking tags to boost conservation,’ Nature

Sept. 7: ‘USDA announces updated dashboard with data on SARS-COV-2 variants detected in animals,’ USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Sept. 6: ‘How nasal-spray vaccines could change the pandemic,’ Nature

Sept. 6: ‘Scientists discovered an antibody that can take out all COVID-19 variants,’ Prevention

Sept. 5: ‘This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine,’ MIT Technology Review

Sept. 4: ‘Antiviral activity of favipiravir against Zika and SARS-CoV-2 in cynomolgus macaques,’ News Medical

Sept. 1: ‘CDC clears reformulated Covid shots targeting omicron in time for school,’ CNBC

Sept. 1: ‘CDC signs off on updated Covid-19 boosters,’ CNN

Sept. 1: ‘Compound in sponges may boost immune response to COVID-19 vaccine by 25 times: Study,’ Press Trust of India

Sept. 1: ‘CDC recommends updated COVID-19 boosters,’ STAT News

Sept. 1: ‘Updated booster shots expected within days as C.D.C. signs off,’ The New York Times

Sept. 1: ‘CDC recommends reformulated coronavirus booster shot for fall,’ The Washington Post

August

Aug. 31: ‘Scientists boost immune response to COVID-19 vaccine by 25 times,’ American Chemical Society

Aug. 31: ‘FDA clears way for boosters targeting latest Covid variants,’ Bloomberg

Aug. 31: ‘FDA authorizes updated COVID-19 boosters,’ Live Science

Aug. 31: ‘Here’s what to know about fall COVID boosters,’ MedPage Today

Aug. 31: ‘FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna Covid boosters targeted against Omicron strains,’ STAT News

Aug. 31: ‘F.D.A. authorizes updated Covid booster shots targeting omicron subvariants,’ The New York Times

Aug. 31: ‘Coronavirus boosters targeting omicron get FDA blessing for fall push,’ The Washington Post

Aug. 30: ‘Omicron booster shots are coming—with lots of questions,’ Science

Aug. 29: ‘FDA expected to authorize Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Omicron boosters,’ Politico

Aug. 28: ‘Latest Covid boosters are set to roll out before human testing is completed,’ The Wall Street Journal

Aug. 25: ‘How long covid reshapes the brain — and how we might treat it,’ The Washington Post

Aug. 24: ‘Los Angeles County offers free COVID-19 testing for animals,’ DVM 360

Aug. 24: ‘Monkeys could hold the key to a future vaccine for all COVID variants and the original SARS virus,’ Fortune

Aug. 24: ‘Benefits of new COVID-19 booster targeting variants outweigh any potential risks, experts say,’ Northeastern University News

Aug. 24: ‘Study to explore why COVID can also lead to obesity, diabetes,’ Ontario City, Oregon Observer

Aug. 24: ‘Misinformation is a common thread between the COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS pandemics – with deadly consequences,’ The Conversation

Aug. 23: ‘Biden Administration Plans for New Booster Campaign Soon After Labor Day,’ The New York Times

Aug. 23: ‘Your first brush with coronavirus could affect how a fall booster works,’ Washington Post

Aug. 23: ‘The viruses are winning: There’s still time to fight back,’ The Hill

Aug. 23: ‘Moderna Asks FDA to OK Updated Covid-19 Shot,’ Wall Street Journal

Aug. 23: ‘Moderna asks FDA to authorize its updated Covid booster shot,’ NBC News

Aug. 22: ‘Pfizer seeks authorization for updated Covid vaccine, without fresh clinical trial data,’ STAT

Aug. 22: ‘Pfizer seeks OK of updated COVID vaccine booster for fall,’ Associated Press

Aug. 22: ‘LA Offers Free COVID-19 Testing For Pets Exposed To Virus,’ Medical Daily

Aug. 22: ‘OHSU research uses monkeys to examine how COVID causes diabetes in some patients,’ KOBI TV NBC 5, Medford, Ore.

Aug. 21: ‘OHSU research uses monkeys to examine how COVID causes diabetes in some patients,’ KGW NBC 8, Portland, Ore.

Aug. 21: ‘Los Angeles county health department offering free COVID-19 testing for pets,’ FOX News

Aug. 20: ‘FDA authorizes emergency use for Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 17,’ CNBC

Aug. 20: ‘Amid covid surge, Iran cut corners to approve yet-unproven vaccine,’ Washington Post

Aug. 18: ‘ANYWHERE BUT HERE,’ Science

Aug. 18: ‘What’s behind the FDA’s controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters,’ NPR

Aug. 10: ‘Newly discovered monkey antibodies could hold key to vaccine against all coronavirus strains,’ Forbes

Aug. 10: ‘Aridis’ pan-coronavirus, inhaled monoclonal antibody cocktail AR-701 is protective in non-human primates,’ PRNewswire

Aug. 9: ‘False claims about COVID vax animal testing resurface,’ MedPage Today

Aug. 8: ‘Researchers work to create nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine,’ KVUE-TV

Aug. 8: ‘Molnupiravir more effective against Omicron in males, animal study suggests,’ Medical News Today

Aug. 8: ‘Nanoparticle vaccine protects against diverse coronaviruses in animal models,’ Physics World

Aug. 8: ‘False claim about COVID-19 vaccine animal studies circulates anew,’ The Associated Press

Aug. 8: ‘ECU researchers work to find link between Parkinson’s Disease and COVID-19,’ WCTI-TV

Aug. 7: ‘Worried about long Covid? Support primate research,’ MedCity News

Aug. 5: ‘The type and frequency of animals coming down with COVID is trying to tell us something about the future of the pandemic. Scientists are on the case,’ Fortune

Aug. 5: ‘How many animal species have caught COVID? First global tracker has (partial) answers,’ NPR

Aug. 3: ‘Why animals are less vulnerable than humans to BA.5 and Omicron,’ TIME

Aug. 2: ‘Animal research and our future with COVID-19,’ Speaking of Research

Aug. 1: ‘Variant type and patient sex affect molnupiravir efficacy, study finds,’ Georgia State University

Aug. 1: ‘Scientists compare skin patch vs. needle vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variants,’ Medical News Today

Aug. 1: ‘Jim Keen: Mink farms are a perfect breeding ground for COVID-19,’ The Salt Lake Tribune

July

July 31: ‘Duke researchers say new method to prevent/treat COVID shows promise in animal studies,’ WNCN

July 29: ‘COVID-19 vaccine patches can be 11 times more effective,’ Technology.Org

July 29: ‘Are these furry creatures to blame for the pandemic? Study finds “reasonable” origin of COVID,’ USA Today

July 28: ‘The identification and characterization of an anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody with superior breadth and potency,’ News Medical

July 27: ‘Debate deepens over Wuhan wet market’s role in kickstarting the pandemic,’ National Geographic

July 26: ‘Are companies scrapping COVID therapies for monkeypox?’ BioSpace

July 26: ‘New studies agree that animals sold at Wuhan market are most likely what started COVID-19 pandemic,’ CNN

July 26: ‘Nasal spray highly effective against HIV and SARS-CoV-2 in animal models,’ News Medical

July 26: ‘Naturally-infected, captive white-tailed deer in Texas have persistent anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies,’ News Medical

July 26: ‘The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic,’ Science

July 26: ‘New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild,’ The Associated Press

July 26: ‘Duke researchers edit genes to prevent, treat COVID-19 in the lab. Will it work in people?’ The News & Observer

July 26: ‘Berkeley-led study identifies human lung proteins that can advance or thwart SARS-CoV-2 infections,’ University of California, Berkeley

July 26: ‘Scientists hone argument that coronavirus came from Wuhan market,’ The Washington Post

July 26: ‘These vaccines will take aim at Covid—and its entire SARS lineage,’ WIRED

July 25: ‘A VSV-based COVID vaccine effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants,’ News Medical

July 22: ‘“There’s no one long Covid”: Experts struggle to make sense of the continuing mystery,’ STAT News

July 21: ‘Demonstration of a potent, universal coronavirus monoclonal antibody therapy for all COVID-19 variants,’ The University of Alabama at Birmingham

July 20: ‘Shionogi sinks in Tokyo trade after panel again delays COVID pill approval,’ Reuters

July 18: ‘With a sniff or a swallow, new vaccines aim to put the brakes on COVID-19 spread,’ CNN

July 18: ‘Are revisions to remdesivir dosing needed for treating SARS-CoV-2?’ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

July 18: ‘The Covid virus keeps evolving. Why haven’t vaccines?’ WIRED

July 16: ‘Influenza A could suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication,’ Precision Vaccinations

July 14: ‘Influenza can inhibit the spread of coronavirus in the body,’ The Global Domain News

July 13: ‘The COVID-19 vaccine patent race,’ Nature Biotechnology

July 13: ‘FDA authorizes Novavax Covid vaccine, in hopes the traditional shot will convince holdouts,’ STAT News

July 12: ‘Nanoparticle-based vaccine protects against COVID-19 variants, similar viruses,’ Medical News Today

July 12: ‘Production of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies from hyperimmunized chickens,’ News Medical

July 12: ‘Is COVID-19 mortality, disease severity associated with obesity?’ Pulmonology Advisor

July 11: ‘Experimental model reveals possible causes and treatments for long-COVID,’ News Medical

July 9: ‘Hyperimmunized chickens produce neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2,’ Viruses

July 9: ‘NC State researchers studying an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine,’ WCNC.com

July 7: ‘“All-in-one” coronavirus vaccine gets backing from CEPI,’ BioPharma-Reporter

July 7: ‘Scientists explore “mosaic” nanoparticles, inhaled COVID-19 vaccine options,’ Fierce Biotech

July 7: ‘Scientists find probable causes of COVID-19 brain fog,’ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 6: ‘Cancer drug greatly reduces deaths in hospitalized Covid patients,’ The New York Times

July 5: ‘Nanoparticle vaccine protects against a spectrum of COVID-19-causing variants and related viruses,’ California Institute of Technology

July 4: ‘The role of vitamin D in H1N1 influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection,’ News Medical

July 4: ‘Bergamot component can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in cells, animals: research,’ Xinhua

July 1: ‘The secrets of Covid “brain fog” are starting to lift,’ WIRED

June

June 30: ‘Tiger dies after contracting COVID at Ohio zoo,’ CBS News

June 29: ‘COVID antibody drugs have saved lives — so why aren’t they more popular?’ Nature

June 29: ‘First reported case of a person getting COVID from a cat,’ Nature

June 29: ‘Bad news for Paxlovid? Coronavirus can find multiple ways to evade COVID-19 drug,’ Science

June 29: ‘FDA: Don’t rush a move to change the COVID-19 vaccine composition,’ STAT News

June 28: ‘FDA advisory panel recommends Omicron-containing booster shots,’ STAT News

June 28: ‘F.D.A. advisers recommend updated boosters targeting forms of omicron,’ The New York Times

June 28: ‘An FDA panel decides it’s time for new COVID-19 boosters,’ TIME

June 27: ‘Fast-evolving COVID variants complicate vaccine updates,’ Nature

June 26: ‘People with COVID-19 can infect and sicken cats and dogs by cuddling them: Study,’ The Canadian Press

June 25: ‘Detection dogs sniff out long COVID, leading to hopes for better therapy,’ Newsweek

June 25: ‘Explained | Ancovax – India’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals,’ The Hindu

June 17: ‘Researchers investigate COVID fog and chemokine C–C motif ligand 11,’ News Medical

June 17: ‘As the coronavirus evolves, scientists seek a new generation of vaccines,’ Yahoo! News

June 16: ‘Dogs trained to sniff out COVID in schools are getting a lot of love for their efforts,’ KCBX FM Public Radio (San Luis Obispo, Ca.)

June 16: ‘Clues to Long COVID,’ Science

June 15: ‘How months-long COVID infections could seed dangerous new variants,’ Nature

June 13: ‘The Ayurvedic compound may be used as the starting point for COVID-19 treatment,’ List23

June 13: ‘Brain fog after COVID-19 has similarities to “chemo brain,” Stanford-led study finds,’ Stanford Medicine

June 13: ‘New tools can make our Covid immunity even stronger,’ The New York Times

June 13: ‘COVID reinfections set to spike in U.S. as new variants evade immunity,’ Yahoo! News

June 12: ‘Animal study suggests intranasal COVID vaccine delivery more efficient than intramuscular,’ News Medical

June 11: ‘COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinopharm clears animal tests,’ Fierce Biotech

June 11: ‘“No conclusive evidence yet on SARS-CoV-2 origin,”’ Hindustan Times

June 11: ‘Explained: India’s first animal Covid vaccine “Ancovax,” its need, and Covid risk in animals,’ Outlook

June 10: ‘Gritstone announces results from preclinical study of its self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 published in Nature Communications,’ Globe Newswire

June 10: ‘NIAID mouse study shows benefits of COVID-19 nasal vaccine vs. intramuscular,’ NIAID Now

June 10: ‘Are these Cocoa Krispies-loving hamsters a key to cracking long Covid?’ STAT News

June 10: ‘A new study is the first to document likely cat-to-human virus transmission, but risks are low overall, experts say,’ The New York Times

June 9: ‘From “open-minded” to ‘underwhelming,’ mixed reactions greet latest COVID-19 origin report,’ Science

June 9: ‘WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study,’ The Associated Press

June 9: ‘WHO report on COVID-19 origin suggests more investigation into lab leak,’ The Hill

June 9: ‘Mysteries linger about Covid’s origins, W.H.O. report says,’ The New York Times

June 9: ‘Pan-coronavirus vaccine could be on the market within a year – vaccinologist,’ The Us Express News

June 9: ‘How did the pandemic begin? China must help find the answer,’ The Washington Post

June 9: ‘WHO covid origins report says ‘lab leak’ theory needs further investigation,’ The Washington Post

June 8: ‘SARS-CoV-2 is a generalist virus, infecting and evolving in numerous mammals and humans,’ News Medical

June 8: ‘Moderna says new trial results show that a revised vaccine works better against omicron,’ The New York Times

June 7: ‘Chinese scientists find promising oral COVID-19 drug candidate,’ China.org.cn

June 7: ‘Low-dose self-amplifying mRNA COVID-19 vaccine drives strong protective immunity in non-human primates against SARS-CoV-2 infection,’ Nature Communications

June 7: ‘Natural serological evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in lactating cows,’ News Medical

June 7: ‘FDA advisory panel to consider approving fourth COVID-19 vaccine, this one from Maryland’s Novavax,’ USA Today

June 6: ‘Envigo is addressing the need for models that mimic the long-term effects of COVID-19,’ Outsourcing-Pharma

June 5: ‘Antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 reveals an authorized antibiotic,’ List23

June 5: ‘New type of coronavirus found in bank voles,’ The Jerusalem Post

June 4: ‘New preclinical data demonstrate two of Vaxart’s COVID-19 vaccine candidates protect against omicron,’ Globe Newswire

June 4: ‘A tiny change in jab strategy might reduce COVID-19 vaccine fatigue, mouse study finds,’ ScienceAlert

June 2: ‘Omicron subvariant BA.5 is spreading in Portugal – is there a risk of a summer wave in Germany?’ Merkur.de

June 1: ‘Trained dogs are better at sniffing out COVID than some nose swabs, study says,’ NBC New York

June 1: ‘Blocking enzyme could hold the key to preventing, treating severe COVID-19,’ Ohio State News

MAY

May 31: ‘Why do we have to wait so long for a COVID-fighting nasal spray?’ Fast Company

May 31: ‘Academia, pharma team up to discover new drugs in fight against SARS-CoV-2, viruses of the future,’ PRNewswire

May 31: ‘World-class team partners to fight COVID-19, viruses of the future with $65M grant from NIH,’ ROI-NJ

May 31: ‘HKU medical research team starts large-scale clinical trial on COVID-19 vaccine (omicron variant),’ University of Hong Kong

May 30: ‘Acute stress may be detrimental to fighting off COVID-19 and flu,’ Mount Sinai Hospital

May 30: ‘An early warning system for emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants,’ Nature Medicine

May 27: ‘Covid infection may induce severe bone loss, animal study suggests,’ Press Trust of India

May 26: ‘Parkinson’s: SARS-CoV-2 infection raises risk in mice,’ Medical News Today

May 26: ‘Mucosal COVID vaccine candidate powerfully protective in macaques,’ News Medical

May 25: ‘Microplastics from masks discovered deep in lungs of the residing,’ Editorials 360

May 23: ‘University’s swine unit helps save people’s lives,’ Illinois Farmer Today

May 23: ‘COVID-19 poo test for bats may help pandemic monitoring, study,’ News18

May 23: ‘Repurposed drug clofoctol blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication in mouse study,’ News Medical

May 23: ‘Can live nasal vaccines end the pandemic, Mr. Wyler?’ The Global Domain News

May 22: ‘The Michigan mink mystery: How did an interspecies outbreak unfold?’ The New York Times

May 20: ‘Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency,’ The Washington Post

May 19: ‘COVID-19 poo test for bats may help pandemic monitoring and conservation efforts,’ Imperial College London

May 18: ‘Link between COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease risk grows with new findings,’ New Atlas

May 18: ‘Study in mice suggests that COVID-19 increases risk of developing Parkinson’s disease,’ Newswise

May 17: ‘MODERNA ANNOUNCES ADVANCEMENTS IN MRNA PLATFORM SCIENCE FOR APPLICATION ACROSS MULTIPLE DISEASES AT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DAY,’ Moderna

May 16: ‘Program testing Arizona wildlife, zoo animals for COVID-19,’ 3TV/CBS 5

May 16: ‘TGen testing animals for pathogen that causes Covid-19 in humans,’ Phoenix Business Journal

May 16: ‘Diabetes marker linked to COVID-19 severity in mice,’ The Scientist

May 13: ‘Experimental COVID-19 vaccine provides mutation-resistant T cell protection in mice,’ University of Wisconsin–Madison

May 12: ‘Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers,’ Nature

May 12: ‘Better fat bubbles could power a new generation of mRNA vaccines,’ Science

May 12: ‘Human-to-dog transmission of SARS-CoV-2, Colombia,’ Scientific Reports

May 11: ‘Unique binding of Delta variant may explain high transmissibility,’ National Institutes of Health

May 10: ‘The fur flies as House, Senate wrangle over ban on mink farming,’ Roll Call

May 8: ‘Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on primate research and conservation,’ Animals

May 7: ‘Can we stop the next pandemic by seeking out deadly viruses in the wild?’ Vox

May 6: ‘Early promise for COVID vaccine taken as pill,’ HealthDay News

May 5: ‘Interferon therapy shows striking results against COVID-19,’ Science

May 3: ‘Risky “gain-of-function” studies need stricter guidance, say US researchers,’ Nature

May 3: ‘Some hamsters are extremely susceptible to COVID-19,’ Science News

May 3: ‘Nose spray vaccines could quash COVID virus variants,’ Scientific American

May 2: ‘Avian flu and the COVID connection,’ Impakter.com

May 2: ‘Affinivax to highlight preclinical data from COVID-19 MAPS vaccine development program at Immunology2022 meeting,’ The Free Library

APRIL

April 30: ‘An infectologist at the Hospital of Philadelphia questions the application of a fourth dose against COVID-19,’ World Today News

April 28: ‘How Paxlovid came to be: From the germ of an idea to a vital tool against Covid,’ STAT News

April 27: ‘Cornell research team to develop COVID-19 nose spray treatment,’ The Cornell Daily Sun

April 27: ‘Sniffing out new regulation,’ The Regulatory Review

April 26: ‘COVID is spreading in deer. What does that mean for the pandemic?’ Nature

April 26: ‘mRNA booster vaccination found to protect aged mice against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2,’ News Medical

April 25: ‘Why nasal sprays are poised to be the next weapon for fighting Covid,’ Bloomberg Businessweek

April 25: ‘New COVID-19 vaccine proven to be safe and effective in late-stage clinical testing,’ News Medical

April 25: ‘Tulane researchers receive American Heart Association grant to study COVID’s vascular effects,’ Tulane University

April 24: ‘COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements,’ The Associated Press

April 24: ‘Universal vaccine to beat all Covid variants to be unveiled by US military,’ WalesOnline

April 22: ‘Are more powerful vaccines coming? Shots targeting T cells show promise,’ National Geographic

April 22: ‘Why China is using guard geese to uphold its zero-COVID policy,’ National Geographic

April 22: ‘Opinion: As the pandemic exploded, a researcher saw the danger. China’s leaders kept silent,’ The Washington Post

April 21: ‘Celsion’s formulated DNA plasmid COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows activity against two strains,’ Benzinga

April 21: ‘CureVac, GSK’s experimental COVID variant vaccine effective in mice -study,’ Reuters

April 21: ‘GSK/CureVac second gen COVID-19 shot shows promise against Omicron in mouse study,’ Seeking Alpha

April 19: ‘Pan-coronavirus vaccine pipeline takes form,’ Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

April 19: ‘Covid hasn’t given up all its secrets. Here are 6 mysteries experts hope to unravel,’ STAT News

April 18: ‘Michigan reports US’ 1st known COVID-19 “spillover” cases,’ Becker’s Hospital Review

April 18: ‘COVID-19 may cause numerous microbleeds in the brain, even in mild disease,’ Daily Kos

BREAKING NEWS: April 18: ‘Men and women may respond differently to vaccines. Research needs to account for that,’ STAT News

April 18: ‘Four Americans were infected with a virus variant seen in mink,’ The New York Times

April 18: ‘Alumna further studies COVID-19 detection dogs,’ UC Davis Magazine

April 17: ‘4 Michiganders with COVID-19 strain unique to mink were likely 1st U.S. spillover cases,’ Detroit Free Press

April 15: ‘How Shanghai’s scientists are coping amid harsh COVID lockdown,’ Nature

April 14: ‘Orally delivered temperature-stable tablet vaccine efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory infections,’ News Medical

April 14: ‘LOOKING FOR TROUBLE,’ Science

April 12: ‘Shionogi to not recommend use of oral COVID drug for pregnant women,’ Kyodo News

April 12: ‘CDC: Monitoring new COVID variants in wildlife “now critical,”’ WebMD

April 11: ‘Watching for new COVID variants in wildlife “now critical,” CDC says,’ CBS News

April 11: ‘Pig coronavirus infection study can shed light on COVID-19 in humans,’ Farm Journal’s PORK

April 11: ‘Exploring evolutionary trajectories of SARS-CoV-2 interacting proteins in bats and primates,’ News Medical

April 11: ‘What does an “effective” COVID-19 treatment mean?’ The Hill

April 10: ‘The next leap in coronavirus vaccine development could be a nasal spray,’ The Washington Post

April 7: ‘Study finds drug protects older mice from worst effects of COVID-19,’ KCCI

April 7: ‘Long COVID: Primate study reveals forms of “brain injury,”’ Medical News Today

April 7: ‘COVID-19: NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS MAY BE FIRST AND ONLY COMPLICATION,’ MedicalResearch.com

April 7: ‘New research helps explain how inflammation increases COVID-19 vulnerability,’ Oregon Health & Science University

April 6: ‘What triggers severe COVID? Infected immune cells hold clues,’ Nature

April 6: ‘Study shows circular RNA vaccine provides robust protection against SARS-CoV-2 in mice and rhesus macaques,’ News Medical

April 6: ‘New Nonhuman Primate Study Alarmingly Reveals that SARS-CoV-2 Infections Can Lead to Brain Inflammation, Brain Hypoxia, Brain Bleeding, and also Strokes!’ Thailand Medical News

April 5: ‘Covid horror: Virus may cause brain damage even in patients with mild respiratory symptom,’ Express.co.uk

April 5: ‘Unforeseen delays leave North Dakota’s zoo animals waiting for approved vaccine,’ KFYR

April 5: ‘Government documents reveal CDC delayed disclosing likely COVID-19 animal spillover event,’ National Geographic

April 5: ‘Could computer models be the key to better COVID vaccines?’ Nature

April 5: ‘New crop of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines could be easier to store, cheaper to use,’ Science

April 5: ‘Wildlife biologists prioritize monitoring wild animals for SARS-CoV-2,’ Smithsonian Magazine

April 5: ‘Covid might have longer impacts on your brain: Study,’ WION

April 4: ‘New study highlights how COVID-19 impacts brain health,’ ConsumerAffairs

April 4: ‘SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect heart’s pacemaker cells,’ Cornell Chronicle

April 4: ‘Rodent research reveals clues for chronic pain and long COVID,’ Cosmos

April 4: ‘Emory scientists part of global team tracking SARS-CoV-2 variant immunology,’ Emory University

April 4: ‘Scientists uncover why long COVID can cause pain,’ Experimental Biology

April 4: ‘COVID can cause brain inflammation regardless of severity, new study finds,’ Mashable Southeast Asia

April 4: ‘Long COVID pain explained: Gene signature may play a role,’ Medical News Today

April 4: ‘Animal study provides insights into how COVID-19 can lead to long-term pain,’ News Medical

April 2: ‘Can animals transmit COVID-19 to humans? Scientists are working to find out,’ Inside Edition

April 2: ‘Mild cases of Covid can cause significant brain damage, top doctors warn,’ The US Express News

April 1: ‘Tulane study shows COVID-19’s lingering impacts on the brain,’ Tulane University

MARCH

March 31: ‘Researchers in Minnesota are testing deer, moose, bears, and wolves for COVID,’ Outdoor Life

March 31: ‘Ivermectin is the signature example of politics trumping health,’ The Washington Post

March 31: ‘COVID fight moves to the wild,’ VOA Learning English

March 30: ‘Researchers find virus that causes COVID-19 in Sask. deer,’ CBC News

March 30: ‘Preclinical investigation of intranasal adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine,’ News Medical

March 30: ‘Into the wild: Animals the last frontier in COVID fight,’ The Associated Press

March 30: ‘US scientists step up efforts to research Covid in bears, deer and other animals,’ The Guardian

March 29: ‘What we know about BA.2 – now the dominant cause of Covid-19 in the US,’ CNN

March 29: ‘New experimental nasal spray found effective for delta variant infection,’ Medical Dialogues

March 29: ‘EU regulator starts reviewing Spanish COVID vaccine booster,’ The Associated Press

March 28: ‘Virus that causes COVID-19 found in Utah deer,’ KSL.com

March 28: ‘COVID-19 detected in Utah mule deer for the first time, but no cause for concern,’ FOX 13 News

March 28: ‘Experimental nasal spray prevents COVID-19 in mouse models,’ New Atlas

March 27: ‘Covid future,’ Full Measure

March 25: ‘How we got herd immunity wrong,’ STAT

March 24: ‘How the pandemic highlights the connection between health and environment,’ NBC News

March 23: ‘Nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine could target future infectious diseases,’ Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

March 23: ‘DETECTING BULLSHIT,’ Science

March 22: ‘New study defines spread of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer,’ Cornell Chronicle

March 21: ‘Study explores novel antiviral activity of PAD inhibitors against human beta-coronaviruses HCoV-OC43 and SARS-CoV-2,’ News Medical

March 21: ‘Animal research makes COVID-vaccines more accessible globally,’ Speaking of Research

March 21: ‘Your pets have been getting COVID-19 too. Here’s why that matters,’ Texas Monthly

March 21: ‘AstraZeneca says COVID-19 drug neutralizes omicron variants,’ The Hill

March 20: ‘Mice study reveals a new method to unlock the blood-brain barrier,’ ScienceAlert

March 19: ‘The controversial quest to make a “contagious” vaccine,’ National Geographic

March 18: ‘Will more virulent COVID-19 spring from hamsters, deer, mink?’ Orange County Register

March 18: ‘Preclinical demonstration of a potent, universal coronavirus monoclonal antibody therapy for all COVID-19 variants,’ UAB News

March 17: ‘Scientists struggle to probe COVID’s origins amid sparse data from China,’ Nature

March 17: ‘Can mice be an effective model animal for COVID-19?’ Open Access Government

March 17: ‘Inhalable aerogel shows promise for transmission-blocking COVID-19 vaccine,’ Pennsylvania State University

March 16: ‘Once again, America is in denial about signs of a fresh Covid wave,’ The Guardian

March 15: ‘Scientists look for answers to taste loss with COVID,’ Jagwire

March 15: ‘Nebraska agencies to look for COVID in animals; “it’s pretty important work,”’ Omaha World-Herald

March 14: ‘COVID meds appear to work against BA.2 omicron variant,’ HealthDay News

March 11: ‘2 years into the pandemic, burning questions remain about COVID-19 — and how we fight it,’ CBC News

March 11: ‘Covid was declared a pandemic two years ago and now we’re finally moving on — but public health experts say it’s not over,’ CNBC

March 11: ‘Researchers suspect humans gave COVID to deer. And it once spilled back into a person,’ NPR

March 11: ‘Peter Daszak answers critics and defends coronavirus research,’ The Intercept

March 11: ‘UW Madison lab studies show promising results for combatting omicron variant,’ WMTV

March 10: ‘Antivirals, some antibodies, work well against BA.2 omicron variant of COVID-19 virus,’ University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 10: ‘There may be a new COVID variant, deltacron. Here’s what we know about it,’ USA Today

March 9: ‘Signals from the sewer,’ Science

March 9: ‘Pangolins harboring coronavirus underscored risk of wildlife markets,’ The Hill

March 9: ‘These 19 words from Vaxart could mean trouble for vaccine rivals,’ The Motley Fool

March 9: ‘New omicron subvariant infections double each week in U.S., fueling concerns,’ Xinhua

March 8: ‘Winnipeg zoo giving COVID-19 vaccine to 55 animals including tigers, snow leopards,’ Canadian Press

March 8: ‘Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo to begin vaccinating animals against COVID-19,’ CBC News

March 7: ‘Dogs sniff out COVID in students, staff at Seabury Hall,’ Hawaii Public Radio

March 7: ‘SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank,’ Nature

March 7: ‘COVID-19 has now been found in 29 kinds of animals, which has scientists concerned,’ The Philadelphia Inquirer

March 6: ‘In the study phase, a single vaccine against COVID-19 and influenza has shown promising results,’ BOB FM

March 5: ‘COVID could target male genital organs, study,’ NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

March 5: ‘More evidence that COVID-19 started in a market, not a laboratory,’ The Economist

March 5: ‘COVID accumulates in male genital organs, Tulane primate study show,’ The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

March 5: ‘Tulane study: COVID collects in male genital organs, report says,’ WWL

March 4: ‘Men’s genitals, meet the coronavirus,’ McGill University

March 4: ‘A deer may have passed COVID-19 to a person, study suggests,’ National Geographic

March 4: ‘COVID-19 can infect cells in monkey penis, testes and prostate, according to new research,’ People

March 4: ‘When is a pandemic “over”?’ Science

March 3: ‘A highly changed coronavirus variant was found in deer after nearly a year in hiding, researchers suggest,’ CNN

March 3: ‘Antibody escape and global spread of SARS-CoV-2 lineage A.27,’ Nature Communications

March 3: ‘Striking new evidence points to Wuhan seafood market as the pandemic’s origin point,’ NPR

March 3: ‘Wuhan lab leak NOT debunked? NYT RUSHED to publish studies saying Covid started in a market: Molecular biologist,’ The Hill’s “Rising”

March 2: ‘Potential of a SARS-CoV-2 immunoPET approach to study COVID-19 dynamics in total body in rhesus macaques,’ News Medical

March 2: ‘Coronavirus may be evolving in deer,’ Science

March 2: ‘Study shows mRNA-based COVID-19 antibody provides long-term protection in mice,’ Xinhua

March 1: ‘SARS-CoV-2 has bounced between humans and animals,’ Futurity

March 1: ‘1st possible case of deer-to-human COVID-19 transmission reported,’ Live Science

March 1: ‘Hundreds of COVID trials could provide a deluge of new drugs,’ Nature

March 1: ‘Recombinant adenovirus vector vaccine generates mucosal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2,’ News Medical

March 1: ‘COVID in a cat,’ Penn Today

March 1: ‘The coronavirus invades cells in the penis and testicles of monkeys, researchers discover,’ The New York Times

March 1: ‘New coronavirus lineage discovered in Ontario deer,’ The New York Times

March: ‘Nasal spray COVID preventives are finally in development,’ Scientific American

FEBRUARY

Feb. 28: ‘Thailand’s anti-COVID nasal spray prepares to study in volunteers It is expected to be released in the third quarter of this year,’ Archyde

Feb. 28: ‘Live animal markets likely source of pandemic, new research indicates,’ Becker’s Hospital Review

Feb. 28: ‘The next variant: three key questions about what’s after Omicron,’ Nature

Feb. 28: ‘Factbox: China’s mRNA COVID vaccine candidates,’ Reuters

Feb. 28: ‘Where I Work: Texas Biomedical Research Institute,’ San Antonio Report

Feb. 28: ‘Nasal swabs, poop samples and N95s: A look at how the Dallas Zoo protects animals from COVID-19,’ The Dallas Morning News

Feb. 28: ‘Possible case of deer-to human Covid infection identified in Canada,’ The Guardian

Feb. 27: ‘Canadian researchers discover 1st possible case of deer spreading COVID-19 virus to a human,’ CBC News

Feb. 27: ‘Wuhan market was epicentre of pandemic’s start, studies suggest,’ Nature

Feb. 27: ‘New research points to Wuhan market as pandemic origin,’ The New York Times

Feb. 27: ‘New studies indicate COVID pandemic began in Wuhan market,’ WebMD

Feb. 26: ‘Studies offer further evidence that the coronavirus pandemic began in animals in Wuhan market,’ CNN

Feb. 26: ‘Coronavirus came from Wuhan market and not Chinese lab, twin studies say,’ The Guardian

Feb. 25: ‘What are scientists doing to prevent the next pandemic?’ ABC News

Feb. 25: ‘First dog in Illinois diagnosed with COVID-19,’ NBC Chicago

Feb. 25: ‘Can pet dogs be infected with coronavirus?’ University of Illinois News Bureau

Feb. 24: ‘USAMRIID scientist wins AMSUS Research and Development Award,’ EurekAlert!

Feb. 24: ‘Nonclinical considerations for mitigating nonhuman primate supply constraints arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; guidance for industry; availability,’ Federal Register

Feb. 24: ‘Omicron’s lasting mysteries: four questions scientists are racing to answer,’ Nature

Feb. 24: ‘Should SARS-CoV-2 Omicron be considered a serotype?’ News Medical

Feb. 24: ‘SARS-CoV-2 is moving between humans and wildlife,’ Penn Vet

Feb. 24: ‘As “stealth omicron” advances, scientists are learning more,’ The Associated Press

Feb. 24: ‘We might not need annual COVID shots,’ The Atlantic

Feb. 24: ‘Dallas Zoo gorillas cleared of COVID-19 after testing positive for omicron,’ The Dallas Morning News

Feb. 24: ‘New Covid variant: What we know about the BA.2 omicron strain,’ The Wall Street Journal

Feb. 24: ‘Could Novavax win over some religious vaccine skeptics?’ The Washington Post

Feb. 24: ‘Vaxart’s S-only COVID-19 vaccine candidate produces strong-cross reactive mucosal and systemic immune responses in non-human primates,’ Vaxart

Feb. 23: ‘New studies bring BA.2 variant into sharper focus,’ CNN

Feb. 23: ‘CDC WITHHOLDS booster data. UVA tests ivermectin, fluvoxamine as Covid treatments,’ The Hill’s “Rising”

Feb. 23: ‘Fast-spreading COVID-19 omicron type revives questions about opening up,’ The Wall Street Journal

Feb. 22: ‘New research aims to end the refrigeration of vaccines,’ CSIRO

Feb. 22: ‘KSAT Explains: Animal research,’ KSAT

Feb. 22: ‘What type of animal research is happening in San Antonio? KSAT Explains,’ KSAT

Feb. 22: ‘After discovering the virus in white-tailed deer, scientists look at other animals,’ The New York Times

Feb. 22: ‘The coronavirus menagerie,’ The New York Times

Feb. 21: ‘Hoist with its own petard,’ Harvard Medical School

Feb. 21: ‘Omicron detected for first time in white-tailed deer,’ Penn State

Feb. 21: ‘San Antonio scientists lead study in fight against the coronavirus,’ San Antonio Express-News

Feb. 21: ‘Pandemic predictions are tricky. Except this one: U.S. hospitals are not ready for the new normal,’ STAT

Feb. 21: ‘When people take pandemic precautions, gorillas breathe easier,’ The New York Times

Feb. 21: ‘Five months post-covid, Nicole Murphy’s heart rate is still doing strange things,’ The Washington Post

Feb. 18: ‘Omicron subvariant BA.2 continues global rise as experts assess mixed data,’ Ars Technica

Feb. 17: ‘Alvea launches shelf-stable DNA vaccine against new SARS-CoV-2 variants,’ BioPharma-Reporter

Feb. 17: ‘Do not underestimate the consequences of SARS-CoV-2 escape: The omicron example,’ Forbes

Feb. 17: ‘Deer, mink and hyenas have caught COVID-19 – animal virologists explain how to find the coronavirus in animals and why humans need to worry,’ The Conversation

Feb. 16: ‘A nose ahead? Intranasal vaccines champion advantages over traditional injections,’ BioPharma-Reporter

Feb. 16: ‘Sars-Cov-2 protein targeted by immune cells also triggers response in bat coronaviruses,’ Johns Hopkins Medicine

Feb. 16: ‘Could there one day be a COVID vaccine for animals? Chicago’s top doc says it’s possible,’ NBC Chicago

Feb. 16: ‘COVID-19 patients face higher risk of brain fog and depression, even 1 year after infection,’ Science

Feb. 16: ‘Coronaviruses are “clever”: Evolutionary scenarios for the future of SARS-CoV-2,’ STAT

Feb. 16: ‘U of I tests animals across the country for COVID,’ WCIA

Feb. 15: ‘National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirms 5 Dallas Zoo gorillas have omicron,’ CBSDFW.com

Feb. 15: ‘Was a 19th century global pandemic a case of COVID 1.0?’ MedPage Today

Feb. 14: ‘South Dakota House OKs bill saying parasite-killing drug can be prescribed to humans,’ Forum News Service

Feb. 14: ‘Omicron-targeted vaccines do no better than original jabs in early tests,’ Nature

Feb. 14: ‘Why COVID-19 vaccines are a freaking miracle,’ STAT

Feb. 14: ‘An undiscovered coronavirus? The mystery of the “Russian flu,”’ The New York Times

Feb. 14: ‘Vaccine scientists have been chasing variants. Now, they’re seeking a universal coronavirus vaccine,’ The Washington Post

Feb. 14: ‘Scientists work on next generation of coronavirus vaccines that are easier to take, more effective,’ The Washington Times

Feb. 11: ‘K-State research helping protect zoo animals from SARS-CoV-2 spread,’ Kansas State University

Feb. 10: ‘The 5th wave of the epidemic|Kexing will test the omicron vaccine clinically within this month, and it will be available worldwide by May,’ Archyde

Feb. 10: ‘Moderna’s Omicron booster isn’t better than the original,’ Fingerlakes1.com

Feb. 10: ‘Disulfiram protects against COVID-19 lung injury in preclinical study,’ Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Feb. 10: ‘mRNA pills show promise in animal studies,’ Medical News Today

Feb. 10: ‘Scripps Research discovery could enable broad coronavirus vaccine,’ Scripps Research

Feb. 9: ‘Five Dallas Zoo gorillas test positive for COVID-19,’ FOX 4 News

Feb. 9: ‘Dallas Zoo says 5 gorillas have tested positive for COVID-19,’ ABC 8 WFAA TV (Dallas, Texas)

Feb. 9: ‘COVID-19 vaccine tablets? American drug maker to soon start Phase II of clinical trial in India,’ News18

Feb. 9: ‘Are COVID-19 vaccine tablets next in line? Read on,’ Odisha Bytes

Feb. 8: ‘CORONAVIRUS/OBI Pharma announces COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials to start in 2022,’ CNA

Feb. 8: ‘Nasal spray booster keeps COVID-19 at bay,’ Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Feb. 8: ‘Omicron poses a puzzle for vaccine makers,’ The Washington Post

Feb. 8: ‘Experts hold meeting on long COVID,’ WHEC

Feb. 7: ‘Animal study offers mixed results for omicron-specific booster,’ Kaiser Health News

Feb. 7: ‘COVID smell loss and long COVID linked to inflammation,’ Scientific American

Feb. 7: ‘Initial COVID-19 infection on the single-cell level, revealed,’ Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Feb. 7: ‘Study: Omicron’s inability to enter lung tissues may reduce potency,’ The Asahi Shimbun

Feb. 7: ‘Omicron-specific vaccine booster may not be needed: Study,’ The Epoch Times

Feb. 7: ‘Is the coronavirus in your backyard?’ The New York Times

Feb. 7: ‘New York deer infected with omicron, study finds,’ The New York Times

Feb. 4: ‘A monkey research in the United States finds an omicron-specific booster might not be needed,’ List23

Feb. 4: ‘How sneezing hamsters sparked a COVID outbreak in Hong Kong,’ Nature

Feb. 4: ‘Omicron-specific booster may not be needed, U.S. monkey study finds,’ Reuters

Feb. 4: ‘A coronavirus variant once helped the global pork industry. Could one protect us?’ Science

Feb. 4: ‘Study suggests omicron-specific booster may not provide more protection,’ STAT

Feb. 3: ‘In New York City sewage, a mysterious coronavirus signal,’ The New York Times

Feb. 3: ‘Mystery dog illness in Yorkshire confirmed as vets give coronavirus advice,’ Yorkshire Live

Feb. 2: ‘Study reveals pet hamsters can acquire SARS-CoV-2 infection in real-life settings and transmit the virus back to humans,’ News Medical

Feb. 2: ‘Pet hamsters are being set free ahead of massive cull to stop COVID spread,’ Newsweek

Feb. 2: ‘Novel nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 vaccine elicits more potent protection #InMice #InGuineaPigs #InHamsters,’ Speaking of Research

Feb. 2: ‘The Covid vaccine we need now may not be a shot,’ The New York Times

Feb. 1: ‘“Silent epidemic” of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer raises concerns,’ Medical News Today

Feb. 1: ‘Researchers explore natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in pet rabbits in France,’ News Medical

Feb. 1: ‘Novel nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 vaccine combines immune focusing and self-assembling nanoparticles to elicit more potent protection,’ Newswise

Feb. 1: ‘“Decoy” protein works against multiple coronavirus variants in early study,’ NIH Director’s Blog

Feb. 1: ‘Endemicity is meaningless,’ The AtlanticFeb. 1: ‘Why the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Canadian wildlife matters,’ The Globe and Mail

JANUARY

Jan. 31: ‘U.S. Army begins human trials of pan-coronavirus vaccine,’ BioSpace

Jan. 31: ‘A novel strategy to prevent COVID-19 infection: Early studies,’ Forbes

Jan. 31: ‘Celsion Corporation advances proof of concept to non-human primate challenge study against SARS-CoV-2 with in-process vaccine candidate,’ Globe Newswire

Jan. 31: ‘Research finds current COVID-19 pills effective against omicron, antibody drugs less so,’ Pharmacy Times

Jan. 31: ‘Cheetahs at the Maryland Zoo are getting COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why,’ The Baltimore Sun

Jan. 31: ‘COVID-19: Hamsters can infect humans with the coronavirus – study,’ The Jerusalem Post

Jan. 30: ‘Current anti-COVID pills work well against omicron, but antibody drugs are less effective,’ Eurasia Review

Jan. 30: ‘Research shows minks mimic severe COVID-19 symptoms, including ARDS,’ News Medical

Jan. 29: ‘Hong Kong study shows hamster-to-human Covid spread: Lancet,’ Bloomberg

Jan. 28: ‘Superbugs were already on the rise. The pandemic likely made things worse,’ National Geographic

Jan. 28: ‘Where did omicron come from? Three key theories,’ Nature

Jan. 28: ‘A call to action for translational sciences in COVID-19 and future pandemics,’ Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

Jan. 28: ‘A veterinarian’s take on vaccine hesitancy,’ Penn Today

Jan. 28: ‘Fact check-monoclonal antibodies limited by FDA are ineffective at treating omicron,’ Reuters

Jan. 28: ‘In “chemo brain,” researchers see clues to unravel long Covid’s brain fog,’ STAT

Jan. 28: ‘Brain fog caused by long COVID and chemo appear similar,’ The Scientist

Jan. 27: ‘The drugs behind the new pills to treat COVID-19 remain very effective against the omicron variant of the virus in lab tests, according to a new study,’ CNET

Jan. 27: ‘A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight,’ CNN

Jan. 27: ‘Anti-Covid drugs potent against omicron, antibody therapies less effective: Study,’ Press Trust of India

Jan. 27: ‘Omicron is driving delta into the ground,’ The Atlantic

Jan. 27: ‘UW-Madison researchers make strides with universal coronavirus vaccine,’ The Daily Cardinal

Jan. 27: ‘USU scientists contribute to two important COVID-19 studies,’ Utah State Today

Jan. 26: ‘University of Minnesota study tests wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 virus,’ Brainerd Dispatch

Jan. 26: ‘Animal research in Australia hit by Covid disruptions,’ Research Professional News

Jan. 26: ‘Why Hong Kong may become a living laboratory in search for COVID-19 answers,’ STAT

Jan. 26: ‘Current anti-Covid pills work well against omicron, but antibody drugs are less effective,’ UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Jan. 25: ‘Are deer in COVID’s crosshairs?’ AgriLife Today

Jan. 25: ‘After omicron, some scientists foresee “a period of quiet,”’ Science

Jan. 25: ‘Florida veterinarians find dogs and cats can get COVID-19,’ South Florida Sun Sentinel

Jan. 25: ‘It’s too early to tell whether CBD helps against COVID-19 — but researchers worry that won’t stop CBD makers,’ STAT

Jan. 25: ‘What makes animals susceptible to SARS-CoV-2?’ The Economist

Jan. 24: ‘Nano bubbles could treat, prevent current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2: Study,’ ANI

Jan. 24: ‘Charles River joins with immunology lab on COVID-19 research,’ Outsourcing-Pharma

Jan. 24: ‘Omicron’s radical evolution,’ The New York Times

Jan. 23: ‘With COVID-19 now detected in Ontario deer, wildlife experts seek to fill research gap,’ CBC News

Jan. 23: ‘One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows,’ Reuters

Jan. 21: ‘Why do pigs exposed to the coronavirus not get sick?’ CTV News

Jan. 21: ‘SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus causes attenuated disease in mice and hamsters,’ Nature

Jan. 21: ‘Pigs catch coronavirus but don’t get sick, scientists may know why – study,’ The Jerusalem Post

Jan. 20: ‘Army leads the race for a “universal COVID vaccine” that could end coronavirus pandemics,’ CNET

Jan. 20: ‘Decoy vesicles protect against COVID-19 from coronavirus variants in early tests,’ FierceBiotech

Jan. 20: ‘The cellular response that protects pigs from COVID-19,’ Iowa State University

Jan. 20: ‘In-Depth: San Diego company making COVID nasal drops says new formula potent against omicron,’ KGTV

Jan. 20: ‘In rare cases, coronavirus vaccines may cause Long Covid–like symptoms,’ Science

Jan. 20: ‘Lawmakers urge FTC to prevent rapid-test price gouging amid omicron demand,’ The Washington Post

Jan. 20: ‘Researchers recommend clinical trials for CBD to prevent COVID-19 based on promising animal data,’ UChicago Medicine

Jan. 19: ‘Hong Kong’s hamster cull “excessive, unjustified,” experts say,’ Bloomberg

Jan. 19: ‘Departing Hong Kong residents fly their pets out of city on private jets,’ Financial Times

BREAKING NEWS: Jan. 19: ‘Researchers find newer variants of SARS-CoV-2 can infect mice, unlike the original version of the virus,’ Georgia State University

Jan. 19: ‘Wild leopard infected with SARS-CoV-2 found in India – but how?’ IFLScience

Jan. 19: ‘COVID-19 vaccine makers chase variant-ready vaccines,’ Nature Biotechnology

Jan. 19: ‘Hong Kong’s COVID-19 hamster cull sparks fear of owners abandoning pets,’ Reuters

Jan. 19: ‘Animals infecting humans is scary. It’s worse when we infect them back,’ The New York Times

Jan. 19: ‘“Decoy” protein works against multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants,’ UIC Today

Jan. 19: ‘City to cull 2000 pets over Covid transmission fears,’ Yahoo News Australia

Jan. 18: ‘South African lions, pumas contracted Covid-19 from zoo workers – study,’ Agence France-Presse

Jan. 18: ‘Using mice models to gain insight into immune response to SARS-CoV-2,’ BioPharma-Reporter

Jan. 18: ‘Hong Kong plans to cull 2,000 hamsters over Covid fears. Pet owners are outraged,’ CNN

Jan. 18: ‘Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters after COVID-19 outbreak,’ Reuters

Jan. 18: ‘Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19,’ The Associated PressJan. 18: ‘Hong Kong to kill thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11,’ The GuardianJan. 18: ‘Hong Kong will cull thousands of hamsters after Covid cases in a pet shop,’ The New York TimesBREAKING NEWS: Jan. 18: ‘Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19,’ The Washington PostJan. 18: ‘Hong Kong to kill 2,000 hamsters because of suspected animal-to-human coronavirus transmission,’ The Washington PostJan. 18: ‘UW–Madison researchers lead effort to create a universal coronavirus vaccine,’ UW–Madison School of Veterinary MedicineJan. 17: ‘Gennova pharma develops omicron specific COVID-19 vaccine, govt to review trial data: Reports,’ Asianet NewsablaJan. 17: ‘Yes, SARS-CoV-2 is a real virus,’ Atlanta Business JournalJan. 17: ‘EXPLAINED: How India’s first homegrown mRNA vaccine can provide helping hand against omicron,’ News18Jan. 17: ‘Vaccine for omicron? Gennova pharma makes India’s 1st strain-specific Covid vax, govt to review trial data,’ News18Jan. 17: ‘An alternative mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 infection,’ News MedicalJan. 15: ‘The Army’s vaccine could protect against COVID and all future coronavirus,’ MCU TimesJan. 13: ‘COVID variant siblings show different levels of virulence,’ Cornell University College of Veterinary MedicineJan. 13: ‘SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland,’ Nature MedicineJan. 13: ‘The unique T cell response elicited by SARS-CoV-2 during a primary immune response by infection and vaccination,’ News MedicalJan. 12: ‘Dr. Fauci: “Universal coronavirus vaccines” could help the world tackle Covid — and the next pandemic,’ CNBCJan. 12: ‘This new nasal spray found effective against all COVID variants, can prevent infection upto 8 hrs. Details here,’ India.comJan. 12: ‘Anti-COVID nasal spray could protect against infection for up to 8 hours: Researchers,’ Fox NewsJan. 12: ‘New California data reinforce the evidence that omicron is less virulent than delta,’ ReasonJan. 12: ‘Calling omicron “mild” is wishful thinking,’ The AtlanticJan. 11: ‘“Killer’ immune cells still recognize omicron variant,’ NatureJan. 11: ‘Unraveling the early host-immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in mild COVID-19 infections,’ News MedicalJan. 11: ‘Understanding how animals become infected with COVID-19 can help control the pandemic,’ The ConversationJan. 11: ‘California hospitals find that omicron causes fewer hospitalizations and shorter stays,’ The New York TimesJan. 11: ‘Mass. is monitoring white-tailed deer for COVID. Here’s why,’ WBUR-FMJan. 10: ‘Experimental nasal spray could provide temporary protection against COVID-19,’ GizmodoJan. 10: ‘COVID is here to stay: Countries must decide how to adapt,’ NatureJan. 10: ‘With big cats getting COVID-19 at zoos, can your house cat catch COVID as well?’ WGN Radio 720Jan. 9: ‘Ease worries about pets getting COVID,’ Boston HeraldJan. 9: ‘The complicated case of COVID-19 and white-tailed deer,’ NorthcentralPA.comJan. 8: ‘New omicron studies help explain why variant is mild but spreads fast,’ The Wall Street JournalJan. 7: ‘COVID-19 round-up: Scientists spot clues to why omicron infections are milder; and more,’ DocWire NewsJan. 7: ‘In-depth: Melatonin helps people with severe COVID recover. How about long haulers?’ KGTVJan. 7: ‘Florida zoo reports two Malayan tigers have tested positive for COVID. What’s next?’ Miami HeraldJan. 7: ‘Omicron could have a silver lining by boosting immunity, some experts say. But don’t bet on it,’ The Washington PostJan. 6: ‘Cutting-edge cancer and COVID-19 approaches could reduce organ scarring,’ ScienceJan. 6: ‘The COVID connection: Humans and deer,’ WKYCJan. 5: ‘Omicron’s feeble attack on the lungs could make it less dangerous,’ NatureJan. 4: ‘Into the wild: Scientists strive to stop animal diseases from igniting the next pandemic,’ AAMCJan. 4: ‘Researchers are using ostrich eggs to develop masks that glow around the coronavirus,’ Business InsiderJan. 4: ‘Study suggests increased vaccine breakthrough for SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in Houston, Texas,’ News MedicalJan. 3: ‘Scientists spot clues to why omicron infections are milder,’ HealthDay NewsJan. 3: ‘SARS-CoV-2 Omicron study on hamsters, shows virus results in a less severe disease,’ News MedicalJan. 3: ‘Omicron appears less likely to damage the lungs, research suggests,’ PhillyVoiceJan. 3: ‘Omicron COVID-19 causes less lung damage in animal studies,’ UPIJan. 2: ‘The case for a safe return to offices by mid-February,’ CharterWorksJan. 2: ‘Covid is rampant among deer, research shows,’ NBC NewsJan. 2: ‘Fauci: “We don’t want to get complacent” despite reports that omicron may be less severe,’ The HillJan. 2: ‘Two studies provide good news for the antiviral drug remdesivir,’ The New York TimesJan. 1: ‘New COVID-19 pills carry risks: What patients should know,’ The Wall Street Journal

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What is Animal Research?

Animal research is the study of animals for scientific and medical discovery. Research animals, also called lab animals, are bred specifically for research. Studying lab animals gives researchers important insights into how a disease works in the body. Once they understand how a disease works, they can begin to develop and test treatments with the help of animals.  

What is Animal Testing?

Animal testing is essential for understanding the safety and proper dosages of new medicines and treatments. If researchers find that a drug is safe and effective through animal testing, they can begin testing it in small groups of people and then larger groups of people. Both extensive human and animal testing is required by law before a drug can be approved. 

Why is it necessary?

Nearly every medicine, medical device, surgical procedure or therapy we have today has depended on animal testing and research. It’s one of the first steps in medical discovery. To understand how a disease works in the body, scientists study the disease in animals. Animal research gives them the knowledge they need to discover and create treatments to help both people and animals living with illnesses.

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