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‘Covid-19 vaccine makers continue their fight to stay ahead of the disease’

While the number of people infected with Covid-19 ­remains high it’s more likely that new variants will ­appear, so vaccine developers are ­having to deal with the rapidly­evolving virus and are looking for ­‘second generation’ vaccines. Danny Altmann, professor of ­immunology at Imperial College London, says it may be wise to “hedge your bets”. “What… Read More »

Malaysian glove makers are ‘too cheap to ignore’ after recent fall in share price, analyst says

SINGAPORE — The recent plunge in share prices of Malaysian rubber gloves makers is “unjustified,” said an analyst who’s predicting further upside for the stocks. Shares of Top Glove, the world’s largest rubber gloves producer, have fallen 17.7% this year as of Monday’s close. Its smaller peers Hartalega, Supermax and Kossan have dropped between 18%… Read More »

Crisis Looms in Antibiotics as Drug Makers Go Bankrupt

At a time when germs are growing more resistant to common antibiotics, many companies that are developing new versions of the drugs are hemorrhaging money and going out of business, gravely undermining efforts to contain the spread of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic start-ups like Achaogen and Aradigm have gone belly up in recent months, pharmaceutical… Read More »

How France’s champagne makers fooled Nazis — and helped turn the tide of WWII

Next time you raise a glass of bubbly, you may want to consider raising one to the Champagne makers themselves. Moët & Chandon. Taittinger. They are among the most well-known brands in the world, but what’s not as well-known is their role during World War II. These producers in France’s Champagne region helped turn the… Read More »