Hundreds of experimental COVID-19 treatments have entered clinical testing in the last few months. Two – remdesivir and convalescent plasma – have gotten emergency authorization from the FDA. Here are the 10 candidates the scientific community finds most promising, including antibody therapeutics, plasma, and interferon drugs. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
SpaceX on May 30 launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to orbit – the private company’s first flight of humans. Behnken and Hurley rode SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon spaceship, developed with NASA’s help, to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew is now wrapping up its test mission […]
Tom Hanks says he donated plasma twice to help coronavirus patients. Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, both tested positive for the virus in mid-March. He told Stephen Colbert he donated 800 ml of plasma, which translates to a little over 27 ounces. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tom […]
Men tend to get more severe cases of COVID-19, so male survivors in general have more antibodies in their blood, according to new data from England’s National Health Service. That makes men particularly strong candidates for plasma donation, although all survivors are encouraged to see if they meet qualifications to […]
Hello, Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider. If we haven’t met yet, my name’s Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and I’m a healthcare editor here at Business Insider. I typically write our weekly healthcare newsletter,Dispensed. We’re testing out a new daily format for our BI […]
If you have recovered from COVID-19, your blood may contain anti-bodies that your body created to help you fight off the virus. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that carries waters, proteins, and antibodies, and donating that plasma may help other sick people fight COVID-19, the disease caused […]
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VIDEO: When it comes to sending rockets to Mars, the biggest hurdle NASA has faced is the amount of energy needed to carry a very small payload over such a long distance. But 24-year-old engineering student Gary Li believes he's found a solution with an efficient self-healing plasma rocket.
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