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Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 94% effective after second dose, major real-world study finds

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 94% effective after second dose, major real-world study finds

Another real-world study, conducted in Scotland by the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, found that by the fourth week after receiving the first dose, the Pfizer/BioNTech and ... Oxford vaccines reduced the risk of hospitalisation from

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  • First dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduces COVID-19 infection risk by 70% First dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduces COVID-19 infection risk by 70%

    PHE is also looking at the real-world impact of the AstraZeneca(AZ)/Oxford University vaccine, with findings expected to be published in ‘due course’. ... Another study, conducted in Scotland by the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute, found

  • Medical cannabis now available on prescription, for some Medical cannabis now available on prescription, for some

    Funding of the treatment will be at the discretion of individual NHS trusts. ... University of Edinburgh.

  • Merck licenses University of Edinburgh research tool Merck licenses University of Edinburgh research tool

    Gains access to novel disease progression technology. Merck KGaA has acquired access to a pioneering research tool from The University of Edinburgh for the study of early stage disease progression. ... This compound from the University of Edinburgh

  • Study clears Pfizer’s Champix of serious risks Study clears Pfizer’s Champix of serious risks

    New research indicates Pfizer's stop-smoking drug Champix may not increase the risk of depression and heart attacks as previously thought. ... Aziz Sheikh, one of the study's researchers and co-director of the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Medical

  • AZ sponsors heart attack risk app AZ sponsors heart attack risk app

    Prof Keith Fox is a British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh and he led work on developing the app. ... The development of the GRACE app was supported in part by a sponsorship to the University of Edinburgh from

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Latest appointments

  • ABPI Scotland appoints Sandra Auld as director ABPI Scotland appoints Sandra Auld as director

    Auld has a diverse background with NHS, university and private sector experience and joined the ABPI as operations director in May 2010. . ... University of Edinburgh. .

  • Three directors join UK’s MHRA Three directors join UK’s MHRA

    Prof Webb (pictured left) is Christison professor of therapeutics and clinical pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh. ... His research has focused on internal medicine, hypertension and cardiovascular risk management, and he established Edinburgh

  • Changes at several UK health bodies Changes at several UK health bodies

    He has previous experience as head of mergers and acquisitions at the NHS London Strategic Health Authority and as chief executive of Newham University Hospital NHS Trust. ... Professor Richard Knight, a professor clinical neurology at the University of

  • Ad agency Lime takes on its first graduate trainees Ad agency Lime takes on its first graduate trainees

    Johngraduated this year with an MSci Genetics degree from the University of Nottingham and held two editorial positions – that of science editor and editor-in-chief – alongside his university studies. ... Meanwhile, O'Hare, who also graduated this

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  • Three is the magic number Three is the magic number

    Izzy graduated in 2018 from Durham University with a degree in Health and Human Sciences. ... Anna graduated with a Biochemistry degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2018.

  • Artificial Intelligence in healthcare

    Closer to home, scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh, recently developed a machine-learning method that enabled the prediction of ... 44 (0) 191 423 8000. Michael is a

  • Porterhouse Medical strengthens the team with three new members.

    Joining our scientific services team as associate medical writers are Graeme McKenzie  and Alex Williamson. Graeme has a PhD in biophysics and virology from the University of Nottingham. ... Alex is relocating from Scotland, where he completed a

  • emotive. expands Medical Writing and Client Services teams

    Aki has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Bristol University and a BSc (Hons) in Medical Microbiology from the University of Edinburgh. ... Our new Senior Medical Writer, Ian Seymour, has a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London and a BSc

  • Edinburgh Conference Centre

    The Edinburgh Conference Centre is the purpose-designed conference facility in the heart of Heriot Watt University's Edinburgh campus. ... Address:. Heriot-Watt University. Riccarton Edinburgh. Scotland. EH14 4AS. United Kingdom.

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