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The Critical Role of Animals in Developing COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines

Animal studies are essential for advancing medicine and science. This includes the current global quest for treatments and a vaccine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are recent news stories that feature the role of animals in this important work.

October 20, 2020

WBRC TV: Inhaled COVID-19 treatment tested at UAB shows promise

October 19, 2020 

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Preclinical testing of inhaled monoclonal antibody for COVID-19 shows therapeutic efficacy

October 14, 2020 

News Medical Today: Influenza drug shows promise against SARS-CoV-2

Medical Express: New study highlights risks associated with the sequential infection of influenza followed by COVID-19

Live Mint: Sanofi plans human trial after mRNA vaccine works with animals

News Medical: High-titer convalescent plasma reduced COVID-19 symptom severity in green monkeys

October 13, 2020 

Medical Express: Inhaled vaccines aim to fight coronavirus at its point of attack

Nature: How anti-aging drugs could boost COVID vaccines in older people

October 12, 2020 

The Conversation: COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?

BBC: Covid: Why bats are not to blame, say scientists

News Medical: Nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in mice

Scientific American: Lab-Made ‘Miniproteins’ Could Block the Coronavirus from Infecting Cells

Yahoo News: Inhaled coronavirus vaccines are under development — and could be more effective than an injection

October 10, 2020  

Forbes: Science May Be The Real Winner In 2020 Polls

October 08, 2020  

Dayton 24/7: Antibody drugs are no cure but seem promising for COVID-19

October 07, 2020

News Medical: Experimental Chinese SARS-CoV-2 vaccine appears safe in early trials

Science Magazine: Saying human trials aren’t enough, researchers call for comparison of COVID-19 vaccines in monkeys

Medical News Today: COVID-19: Nitric oxide shows promise as antiviral treatment

Gruntstuff: Johnson & Johnson starts human vaccine trials after monkey study

The Statesman:When, realistically, should the world expect a vaccine?

MarketWatch: How the EU will speed up approval of eventual COVID-19 vaccine

 October 06, 2020  

KENS-TV: San Antonio lab clones COVID-19 in race for a cure

KCNC-TV: UCHealth Conducts Clinical Trials For Regeneron Antibody Treatment Given To President Trump

Vanderbilt University: Researchers develop  COVID-19 animal susceptibility prediction tool

Argus Leader: A South Dakota company says it’s making progress on a COVID-19 vaccine for pets

Nature: Face masks: what the data say

News Medical: Older heavier COVID-19 positives likely to be superspreaders

October 5, 2020 

Science Magazine: Update: Here’s what is known about Trump’s COVID-19 treatment

Cornell Chronicle: RNA analysis at heart of COVID-19 testing

October 01, 2020  

Philadelphia magazine: COVID Vaccine Skepticism Is on the Rise. Here’s What Experts Say Could Change That.

Biopharma Dive: Preclinical done right: The importance of using relevant animal models in gene therapy studies

Brink News: How and When Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective?

September 30, 2020  

BioSpace: Early Data Shows Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Helps Patients Recover Faster

September 29, 2020 

New York Times: Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19

September 28, 2020  

Biospace: J&J’s Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Strong Immune Response, Early Data Shows

Yale Daily News: Coronavirus could invade the brain, two Yale studies suggest

September 27, 2020 

Daily Progress: Opinion/Commentary: A safe COVID-19 vaccine: How, when will we know?

Saint Louis Today: ‘Underdog’ vaccine from Washington University may kill the coronavirus

September 24, 2020 

National Interest: Will a COVID-19 Vaccine be Safe and Effective? How and When Will We Know?

September 23, 2020 

Bustle: 6 Myths About The COVID-19 Vaccine, Debunked By Doctors

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson Begins Large Trial of Its One-Shot Vaccine

St. Louis Today: St. Louis startup licenses ‘underdog’ COVID-19 vaccine from Washington University

September 22, 2020 

Science Daily: COVID-19 mortality rates higher among men than women

Corvallis Advocate: The State of COVID Antibody Tests

September 21, 2020 

Smithsonian: Why Covid-19 Patients Are Suffering From Distorted and Phantom Smells

September 20, 2020

News Medical: Scientists investigate active plasma metabolite of remdesivir in SARS-CoV-2 mouse model

September 17, 2020  

News Medical: SARS-CoV-2 Spike D614G Mutant is More Transmissible than Other Mutants

ABC News: How did coronavirus get transferred from animals to humans? Scientists may have an answer

September 16, 2020 

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

Patch: Pitt Announces Progress In Possible Coronavirus Treatment

Fierce Biotech: Tiny biologic drug to fight COVID-19 shows promise in animal models

September 15, 2020 

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pitt scientists discover potential coronavirus remedy — at least, for mice and hamsters

The Modesto Bee: You had COVID-19. Should you take the vaccine anyway? Scientists search for an answer

National Review: Animal Testing Discovers New Antibody Component for Fight against COVID

Technology Networks: Tiny Antibody Component Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in Animal Models

Yahoo News: Vaxart Gets FDA Nod for Phase I Study on Coronavirus Vaccine

September 14, 2020 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pitt scientists make antibody discovery that could potentially treat, prevent COVID-19.

September 13, 2020  

Live Science: The new coronavirus can infect brain cells, study finds

September 10, 2020 

USA Today: America is facing a monkey shortage as demand skyrockets for COVID-19 research, experts say

September 09, 2020  

New York Times: How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain

Fierce Biotech: Pfizer, BioNTech report ‘strong’ immune response in animals to COVID-19 mRNA vaccine candidate One leading coronavirus vaccine might be ready next month

September 8, 2020 

Nature: The coronavirus is mutating — does it matter?

The New Yorker: The State of the Fight Against COVID-19

WJXT: Trio of medications showing early promise against coronavirus, UF Health researchers find

September 07, 2020  

Technology Networks: Vaccine Shows Protection Against SARS-CoV-2 in Animals

 September 06, 2020 There’s already one coronavirus vaccine that has been approved, but does it actually work?

September 3, 2020 

Washington Post: A common North American mouse can catch and spread the coronavirus in labs, studies show

Medical Express: In animal studies, nanoparticle treatment induces antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Science Magazine: Coronavirus Vaccine Roundup

WOIO TV: Ohio State University researchers working on promising COVID-19 vaccine

International Business Times: Coronavirus Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson Shows Promise, Prevents Severe Illness In Hamsters

New York Times:  What We Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid-19 Vaccine Plans

September 02, 2020  

Web MD: COVID-19 Researchers Face a Monkey Shortage

Ohio State University: Experimental vaccine that boosts antigen production shows promise against COVID-19

August 31 2020

Puget Sound Business Journal: UW Medicine lays out road to a Covid-19 vaccine

WTTG TV: Research suggests coronavirus vaccine will likely require 2 shots to be effective

The Atlantic: America Is Running Low on a Crucial Resource for COVID-19 Vaccines

ABC (Australia): Coronavirus doesn’t have a vaccine or a cure yet, but here are some possible options you might have heard about

August 30, 2020 

Cosmos Magazine: Strategies behind the great vaccine race

August 27, 2020 

New York Times: What if the First Coronavirus Vaccines Aren’t the Best?

Medical News Today: COVID-19: Nasal vaccine shows promise in mouse study

Medical Express: Scientists establish first lethal mouse model for COVID-19

August 26, 2020 

US News: Flu Virus Can Travel on Dust Particles. Does the Same Hold True for Coronavirus?

August 25, 2020

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Preclinical study of COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows potent T-cell responses

Scientific American: ‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Aim for Diverse Volunteers and Long-Lasting Protection

ZME Science: Our white blood cells could be ‘reprogrammed’ to lower inflammation on demand Alabama research into nasal spray vaccine for coronavirus posts promising results

Science Magazine: The coronavirus may shut down the immune system’s vital classrooms

August 24, 2020  

Medical Express:  Antibody research could boost coronavirus testing, therapies and vaccines

Undark: Why Do Some People Weather Coronavirus Infection Unscathed?

Quanta magazine: Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?

International Business Times: Coronavirus In Animals: Several Vertebrate Species Found Susceptible To SARS-CoV-2

August 23, 2020  

Medical News Today: Respiratory viruses may spread via airborne dust

Deccan Herald: Many animal species may be vulnerable to coronavirus infection: Study

August 22, 2020  

Yahoo News: New Covid-19 Vaccine Injected Via Nose Found to Prevent Infection in Mice in Major Breakthrough

August 21, 2020 

News Medical: Macaques show low neutralizing antibody and cellular immune response to SARS-CoV-2

August 20, 2020 

Discover: Cloth Masks Do Protect the Wearer — Breathing in Less Coronavirus Means You Get Less Sick

Chicago Tribune: A coronavirus vaccine that is safe, effective: How do we get there?

Medical Express: Vaccine strategy could aid in COVID-19 immunization

Technology Networks: Long-Term COVID-19 Immunity May Be Prevented by Cytokine Storms

News Medical:Researchers identify mechanism that explains lower-quality immune response in COVID-19 patients

August 19, 2020 

News Medical: Single-dose adenovirus-vectored vaccine protects mice against SARS-CoV-2

Clinicalomics: COVID-19 May Prompt Strong T Cell Response in Mild Cases with No Detectable Virus-Specific Antibodies

August 18, 2020  

Popular Science: Animal Studies Show Tiny Dust Particles Could Help Spread Viruses Like the Flu

August 17, 2020 

The Lewiston Tribune: Do bats hold clues to preventing the next pandemic?

Futurity: Proof-of-Concept COVID-19 Vaccine Prevents Pneumonia in Mice

Texas Public Radio: The COVID-19 Vaccine: Inside America’s Race For An Answer

Nature: What the immune response to the coronavirus says about the prospects for a vaccine

August 14, 2020 

News Medical: Experimental COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe disease in mice

August 13, 2020  

Washington Post: These are the top coronavirus vaccines to watch

Washington Post: The Keys to Speed in Race for Vaccine, and Its Perils

August 12, 2020 

7News TV – Australia: Immediate protection’: New way to prevent and treat COVID tested

Medical Express: Scientists identify hundreds of drug candidates to treat COVID-19

News Medical: Research looks at convalescent plasma use in COVID-19 mouse model

Associated Press: Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

August 11, 2020 

Spokesman Review: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine continues, even in Washington state

KITV-TV: Previous vaccines and masks may hold down Covid-19, some researchers say

Science News: How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19

STAT: Inspired by llamas’ unique antibodies, scientists create a potent anti-coronavirus molecule

STAT: Antibody drugs could be one of the best weapons against Covid-19. But will they matter?

Chemistry World: Encouraging signs from initial Covid-19 vaccine trials

New York Times: How Covid Sends Some Bodies to War With Themselves

Patch: Stanford Labs Transition To Covid-19 Studies

August 10, 2020  

Science Daily: Novel approach reduces SCA1 symptoms in animal model

University of Georgia: Mouse study suggests COVID-19 does not directly damage taste bud cells.

The New Yorker Magazine: Can Designer Mice Save Us from COVID-19?

Live Science: Decoys could trick COVID-19, keep humans safe from infection

August 7, 2020

Medical News Today: Hope in defeating COVID-19: More therapeutic and vaccine advances

August 6, 2020 

Digital Journal: Current medications can block coronavirus replication in the lab

Science Daily: COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse studies

August 5, 2020 

National Institutes of Health: NIH-Moderna investigational COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse studies

Lethbridge News: Canadian company urges human trials after COVID-19 vaccine results in mice

Medical News Today: New antivirals kill SARS-CoV-2

August 4, 2020 

Texas Standard: The Role Transgenic Mice Play In The Race For A Covid Vaccine

University of Washington: HIV vaccine design strategy holds promise for COVID-19

Science Blog: Decoy Receptor Neutralizes Coronavirus In Cell Cultures

News Medical: Regeneron antibody cocktail shows promise as potential COVID-19 treatment

Drug Target Review: Protease inhibitors with antiviral activity against coronaviruses developed

August 03, 2020  

Wisconsin News: UW lab partners with North Carolina company on COVID-19 vaccine

 August 02, 2020  

LA Times: Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

News Medical: The race to a coronavirus vaccine

July 31, 2020 

Scientific American: Concerns about Waning COVID-19 Immunity Are Likely Overblown

GenEng News: Vaccine Effectiveness Could be Boosted in the Elderly

July 30, 2020  

San Diego Tribune: Several COVID-19 vaccines limit viral growth in monkeys, reports show

Science Magazine: Coronavirus Challenges in Primates, Compared

WGN Radio: When can we realistically expect a coronavirus vaccine?

Knowable Magazine: Getting a Covid-19 vaccine — quickly and safely

Star Advertiser: University of Hawaii medical school coronavirus vaccine sparks rapid immunity in mice

Washington State University:  Bracing for the next pandemic

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds

July 29, 2020  

Triangle Business Journal: Heat Biologics: Covid-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in animal testing

July 28, 2020  

Seattle Times: Moderna Vaccine Test in Monkeys Shows Promise

Bloomberg: New Coronavirus Turns Out to Be Decades Old — in Bats

July 27, 2020 

Digital Journal: Essential Science: Why coronavirus causes smell loss is revealed

GovTech: Kansas State University Lab Pivots to Fight COVID-19

New York Times: Masks May Reduce Viral Dose, Some Experts Say

July 24, 2020  

News Medical: Experimental mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine elicits protective immune responses in animals

July 21, 2020

News Medical: Mouse model of fatal COVID-19 developed for vaccine and drug testing

Elemental: A Day in the Life of a Scientist in the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

July 20, 2020  

News Medical: COVID-19 vaccine displays protective traits in nonhuman primates

July 15, 2020

WVUE-TV: Tulane researcher optimistic about a vaccine that is entering advanced stages of testing

Interesting Engineering: New Protective COVID-19 Antibodies Tested Effective

Bloomberg Businessweek: Covid Vaccine Front-Runner Is Months Ahead of Her Competition

Maverick Citizen: Covid-19: Clinical trials steam ahead in the race to find a vaccine

July 14, 2020  

Montreal Gazette: New molecule attacks COVID-19 on two fronts

The Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee scientists have partnered on cutting-edge discoveries in a race against COVID-19

Stanford: Pathogens suppress immune response with molecule, a possible drug target, Stanford researchers find

July 13, 2020

Harvard: New vaccine platform technology uses red blood cells to generate targeted immune responses in mice

Medical News Today: COVID-19: Linking loss of smell, depression, and anxiety through human and animal studies

The Scientist: How Social Isolation Affects the Brain

Science News: Remdesivir study suggests antiviral can cut death risk in people, stop virus growth in cells and mice

July 10, 2020 

Medical News Today: Hopeful COVID-19 research: Testing new vaccines, repurposing old ones

WZTV: Anti-viral drug potentially inhibits COVID-19 causing virus in human lung cells

 July 08, 2020  

PBS: How a coronavirus vaccine will get to market

Tulane University: Tulane researchers find that coronavirus can survive in air for hours

Medical Express: Report finds rising trend of viruses jumping from animal hosts to humans

Daily Pioneer: How close are we to the silver bullet?

Belfast Telegraph: Animal studies could help test for Covid-19 airborne transmission

Science: Can boosting interferons, the body’s frontline virus fighters, beat COVID-19?

CNN: Even without a Covid-19 vaccine, there’s reason for hope

July 7, 2020

Kenosha News: UW drug delivery study uses same method as COVID-19 vaccine candidate

GenEng News: COVID-19 Research: Women Are Changing the Face of the Pandemic

Futurity: How Air Pollution Makes COVID-19 Worse

DBusiness:  U-M Researchers Discover How Distracting a White Blood Cell May Stop COVID-19 Deaths

July 6, 2020 

Precision Vaccinations: Double Coronavirus Antibody Cocktail Launches Phase 3 Study

Telegraph: Scientists race to answer six key questions about the coronavirus

Biospace: Regeneron launches phase III COVID-19 prevention trial with antibody cocktail following studies in mice.

July 04, 2020

VOA: Researchers Launch Large Trials of COVID-19 Candidate Vaccines

July 2, 2020 

The Tennessean: HBCU scientist working on COVID-19 antiviral

July 01, 2020  

BGR: The coronavirus is making our cells grow tentacles

June 30, 2020 

CTV: Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine ready to start human trials soon

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: INOVIO Reports Positive Interim Phase I Data for COVID-19 DNA Vaccine, Joins “Warp Speed” Primate Study

June 26, 2020 

Discover Magazine: Deadly Animal Diseases Can Jump to Humans. Is Vaccinating Wildlife the Answer?

Medical News Today: COVID-19: Could gut bacteria be involved?

June 25, 2020 

RTL: Italy study shows mosquitoes cannot transmit coronavirus

Oxford Mail: Two doses of Oxford University coronavirus vaccine tested on pigs

Stanford Medicine:  The race for a COVID-19 vaccine: What’s ahead

 June 24, 2020  

Outside Magazine: How Do We Prevent the Next Pandemic?

Nature: Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes

June 23, 2020 

Newsweek: Nearly 150 Potential Coronavirus Vaccines Are Being Developed Globally

Forbes: Progress In Monoclonal Antibodies For The Treatment And Prevention-Of Covid-19

The Independent: Coronavirus: ‘Significant step’ in development of vaccine for animals

June 22, 2020 

CNN: This super safe lab protects researchers as they race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

University of Wisconsin: Hamsters develop protective immunity to COVID-19 and are protected by convalescent sera

June 19, 2020

First Post: First Human Trials of COVID-19 RNA-Based Vaccine by Imperial Researchers, Now Underway

France 24; In China’s vaccine race, shortage of monkeys and weekends

Medical News Today: Duo of antiviral drugs strongly inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in the lab

June 18, 2020

Tufts University: Researchers Across Tufts Pivot to Fight COVID-19

June 17, 2020

KPCC Radio: Cows Help With COVID-19 Treatment, No Bull

Harvard University: Old Drugs and COVID-19

News Medical: Scientists examine SARS-CoV-2 cell entry in different species

KGTV TV: UCSD researchers testing ‘nanosponges’ to fight COVID-19

June 16, 2020

Technology Networks:  “Super Potent” COVID-19 Neutralizing Antibodies Isolated and Successfully Tested in Animals

Science Daily: Researchers identify potent antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19

June 15, 2020 

Boston Herald: Beating back the coronavirus: Harvard researchers look for a cure

The Guardian: Coronavirus vaccine trial by Imperial College London begins

Pharmaceutical Technology: Daiichi Sankyo to develop Covid-19 vaccine candidate in Japan

June 14, 2020  

VOA: Alpaca Helps to Make COVID-19 Vaccine

June 12, 2020 

WKZO Radio: How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next epidemic

Inverse: Future Covid-19 Treatments Could Be Thanks to Cows, Llamas, and Pangolins

International Business Times: Genetically engineered lab mice to boost COVID-19 vaccine and research: Experts 

BGR: Dr. Fauci delivered more good news about coronavirus vaccines

June 11, 2020 

The Arizona Republic:  Mice can’t catch COVID-19, so a UA lab is making new kind of mouse

University of Connecticut: UConn Researcher Talks Vaccine Realities in an Unprecedented Time

Fierce Biotech: COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinopharm clears animal tests

The Economist: An animal model of COVID-19 is now available

June 10, 2020 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mouse model of COVID-19, key in accelerating research, developed by Washington U.

Raleigh News and Observer: Here’s how UNC is spending $29 million on coronavirus research

Harvard Magazine: Ending an Epidemic

June 9, 2020

New York Times: Can a Vaccine for Covid-19 Be Developed in Record Time?

ABC News: A list of COVID-19 vaccines that are being studied in clinical trials

Daily Mail: Giving coronavirus patients remdesivir early may prevent deadly lung damage, suggests study that showed it blocked respiratory disease in monkeys

June 08, 2020

News Medical: New study involving mice shows possible alternative pathway of SARS-CoV-2 infection in overactive bladder

Spokesman Review:  Letter to the editor: Thank our biomedical researchers

June 07, 2020

The Times-Picayune: Could measles vaccine protect some coronavirus patients? Tulane researcher aims to find out

News Medical: Mouse research: SARS-CoV-2 invasion of central nervous system through olfactory tract

June 05, 2020

Nature: Frozen cells and empty cages: researchers struggle to revive stalled experiments after the lockdown

June 4, 2020 

Science Magazine: Why coronavirus hits men harder: sex hormones offer clues

USA Today: A coronavirus vaccine could require you to get two shots. Here’s why.

June 3, 2020 

Medium: New Gene-Edited Lab Mice Are Especially Good at Catching Covid-19

Rivard Report: Texas Biomed: Larger Primates Best Model in COVID-19 Vaccine Study

Medical News Today:  COVID-19: Drug targets enzymes that enable virus to invade cells

Vox: Why a vaccine may not be enough to end the pandemic

June 2, 2020 

Associated Press: Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

The Tribune-Democrat:  Pitt expert: Antibody injections could fight COVID-19 infections

June 1, 2020 

Science Alert: Scientists Find a Way to Infect Mice With Coronavirus. Here’s Why That’s So Important

Medical Express: Antibody injections could fight COVID-19 infections – an infectious disease expert explains the prospects

 May 31, 2020  

The Cavalier Daily: University doctors use previous research to spearhead coronavirus vaccination

May 28, 2020

Scientific American: COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Search for Antibodies That ‘First Do No Harm’

AVMA: Researchers look at role of pets in COVID-19 transmission COVID-19 Is A Respiratory Disease. So Why Is It Affecting Patients’ Hearts And Brains?

Inlander: WSU is testing animals for COVID-19 to learn more about how the virus moves between species

KDKA TV: University Of Pittsburgh Researcher Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Take Until Early Next Year

May 27, 2020

Speaking of Research: A small number of monkeys could help millions of people: Coronavirus vaccine testing

Science Daily: Mouse model mimics SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans

May 26, 2020

Medical Express: Coronavirus: why we’re using llamas to help fight the pandemic

The Morning Journal (Ohio): Six COVID-19 Research Projects Launched by Cincinnati Children’s

Sky News: Coronavirus: Thailand trialling COVID-19 vaccine on monkeys

May 25, 2020 

East Oregonian: Oregon primate study gives hope for post-infection immunity to COVID-19

VOA News: Thailand Enters Global Race for Vaccine With Trials on Monkeys

Minneapolis Star Tribune: US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

The Globe and Mail (Canada) : Canadian coronavirus vaccine candidate delivers promising results in animal tests

May 23, 2020 

Medical News Today: Why we need more research on animal infection with the new coronavirus

May 22, 2020 

The Australian: The race around the world for an effective coronavirus vaccine

Minneapolis Star Tribune:  What scientists are learning to try to be ready for what’s after COVID-19

May 21, 2020 

STAT: ‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells

NIH Director’s Blog: Enlisting Monoclonal Antibodies in the Fight Against COVID-19

Fierce Biotech: Harvard animal studies suggest COVID-19 protection can come from previous infection or DNA vaccine

New England Journal of Medicine: Developing Covid-19 Vaccines at Pandemic Speed

Firstpost: Harvard studies show DNA vaccines provide partial immunity and antibodies prevent reinfection

GEN & Biotechnology News: Expediting COVID-19 Research

CBS News: Monkey trials show promising COVID-19 vaccine results

May 20, 2020 

US News: Inovio Says COVID-19 Vaccine Produces Antibodies in Mice, Guinea Pigs

TuftsNow: Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19

May 19, 2020 

KTVT TV: Finding A Cure: Texas Research Lab Confirms Drug Blocks Coronavirus In Human Cells

The Telegram & Gazette (Central Massachusetts): COVID-19 from humans to animals ‘highly unlikely,’ study at Tufts finds

May 18, 2020 

WVUE TV: Tulane scientists discuss ongoing coronavirus research including plans to vaccinate animals

STAT: Early data show Moderna Covid-19 vaccine generates immune response

Nature:  Animal source of the coronavirus continues to elude scientists

New York Times: Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results

The Guardian: Five organisations in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

May 17, 2020

News Medical: Study involving mice shows human monoclonal antibodies can effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2

May 16, 2020 

The Hawk Eye: Iowa mice key in race for COVID-19 treatments

May 15, 2020 

NIH: Investigational ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine protects monkeys against COVID-19 pneumonia

NBC: Coronavirus vaccine: This week’s updates from Oxford and the NIH

WHYY Radio: The great research mouse rescue amid the pandemic

The California Aggie: UC Davis research finds strong links between emerging infectious diseases, threatened animal species

The California Aggie: Testing of COVID-19 skin patch vaccine begun by Verndari Inc. in collaboration with UC Davis

Pharmaceutical Technology: Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine shows promise in animal study

May 14, 2020 

Science Daily: SARS lessons for COVID-19 vaccine design

Knowable Magazine: Building a mouse squad against Covid-19

ABC – Australia:  Coronavirus family tree tracing could prove key to controlling new outbreaks

Nature: Dogs caught coronavirus from their owners, genetic analysis suggests

Bangor Daily News: Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

Scientific American: From Hamsters to Baboons: The Animals Helping Scientists Understand the Coronavirus

May 13, 2020 

The Salt Lake Tribune: Coronavirus and immunity — what the latest research says about people who already beat the disease

Medical Express: Can a drug developed for sickle cell anemia mitigate lung damage in patients with COVID-19?

May 11, 2020 

Telangana Today: Even animals benefit from social distancing to prevent disease

KLEW TV: Researchers investigate how COVID-19 is transmitted from humans to pets

Wired: The Search for a Covid-19 Research Animal Model

iPolitics: One of Canada’s vaccine hopefuls has shown promise in ferrets – so now what?

Science Daily: A close relative of SARS-CoV-2 found in bats offers more evidence it evolved naturally

May 10, 2020 

The Philadelphia Inquirer: How long immunity lasts after a coronavirus infection and what that means for vaccines

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Opinion: Developing a treatment

May 7, 2020

Inverse: An Animal Once Linked to Covid-19 Could Be the Key to Better Treatment

Neurology Today: COVID-19 Closes Labs, Slows Data Collection—The Impact on Neurology Research

KTRK TV: FDA approves coronavirus vaccine’s next phase in clinical trial

May 6, 2020

Washington Post: The urgent quest for a coronavirus treatment involves door-to-door blood collection and a llama named Winter

Forbes: Meet The Animal Heroes Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 5, 2020

The Conversation: Exercise may help reduce risk of deadly COVID-19 complication: ARDS

Discover Magazine: COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Tougher Than True/False

The Print: Can computers find a potential drug to fight Covid-19? Experts say it’s a long journey

Science Magazine: The race is on for antibodies that stop the new coronavirus

May 4, 2020

Science Daily: Activation of the SARS coronavirus 2 revealed

Chicago Business:  Scientists use genetically modified mice to create antibody that defeats coronavirus in lab

The Incline: Meet the Pitt researchers working to end the COVID-19 pandemic

Sky News: Coronavirus: Scientists hail ‘groundbreaking’ discovery of antibody which prevents infection

May 3, 2019

Washington Post: Inside the extraordinary race to invent a coronavirus vaccine

May 2, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The fight for a cure includes animal studies

April 29, 2020

UC Davis: COVID-19 Vaccine With Patch Delivery Technology Enters Preclinical Testing at UC Davis

Live Science: Why are more men dying from COVID-19?

Tri-State Livestock News: MSU researcher examines animal origins of COVID-19

CNN: The Race for a Vaccine: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for April 29

April 28, 2020

NBC: ‘Fogging’ technology used by animal caretakers to clean rooms where animals are housed now helping in the battle against coronavirus

April 25, 2020 

Business Insider:  How studies on everything from monkeys and ferrets to mice, cats, and dogs are helping researchers in the fight against the coronavirus crisis

CBC: A race against the disease’: Canadian researchers part of global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

The Dartmouth: Researchers continue essential work in on-campus labs

April 24, 2020 

Live Science:  New COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in monkeys. Next step: humans

April 23, 2020 

Scientific American: Three Ways to Make Coronavirus Drugs In a Hurry

Science Magazine: COVID-19 vaccine protects monkeys from new coronavirus, Chinese biotech reports

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter: Care of research animals remain a priority at Hopkins

Medical News Today: Studies in mice and monkeys show faulty blood clotting mechanism may explain COVID-19 severity

April 22, 2020 

Futurity:  Why Do Older People Have More Covid-19 Symptoms?

Newsweek: Chimpanzee studies show that ‘social distancing’ may not be the right term for our coronavirus quarantine measures.

The Guardian: Coronavirus: what have scientists learned about Covid-19 so far?

April 20, 2020 

Global News: University of Calgary researchers study risk of COVID-19 transmission from humans to pets

April 17, 2020 

NIH: Investigational chimp adenovirus MERS-CoV vaccine protects monkeys. Scientists pursuing similar studies with a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2. 

NIH: Antiviral remdesivir prevents disease progression in monkeys with COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Live Science:  When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

Montreal Gazette: What science is telling us about COVID-19, from deadly spikes to brain seizures

MIT News: Proteins may halt the severe cytokine storms seen in Covid-19 patients

April 15, 2020

The Scientist: What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?

AVMA: Spike protein may contain key weaknesses in COVID-19 virus

April 14, 2020

Business Insider: French scientists are using the measles vaccine to develop a ‘Trojan horse’ against the coronavirus

Chicago Tribune:  At the center of a storm: The search for a proven coronavirus treatment

April 13, 2020  

Science Magazine: Mice, hamsters, ferrets, monkeys. Which lab animals can help defeat the new coronavirus?

Quartz: How monkeys, ferrets, and horses are helping scientists fight Covid-19

The California Aggie: UC Davis researchers work toward developing potential vaccine for COVID-19

Science Daily: Study finds remdesivir effective against a key enzyme of coronavirus that causes COVID-19

KERA TV: Clinical Trials For Promising COVID-19 Drug Underway In North Texas

April 10, 2020

Taipei Times:Virus Outbreak: Team identifies inhibitors in search for drug

Scientific American: What Immunity to COVID-19 Really Means

WDHN – TV: Auburn Veterinary Medicine begins testing for COVID-19 vaccine candidates

April 9, 2020 

Science Focus:  Ferrets potential ally in the search for coronavirus vaccine

April 8, 2020 

Popular Science: A new vaccine protects mice from another dangerous coronavirus

April 7, 2020 

WXIA TV: Emory-discovered coronavirus drug shows promise in mice, heads to human trials

Technology Networks: Antiviral Against COVID-19 Reduces Damage in Mouse Lungs

The Cedar Rapids Gazette: University of Iowa-led vaccine research shows promise for coronavirus

Scientific American: New Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Science Daily: Engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections, mouse study shows

PRI: Can Tulane University’s monkeys help the global fight against the coronavirus?

KSAT TV: Local scientists studying levels of immunity in COVID-19 survivors

The Scientist: Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2

April 6, 2020

WCSH TV: Maine lab genetically modifies mice for COVID-19 research

US News: Why Will It Take So Long for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

WLBZ TV: Maine lab genetically modifies mice for COVID-19 research

Medical Express: Virologist leads world’s first multi-vaccine animal efficacy studies in the fight against COVID-19

April 5, 2020

Stanford Daily: Researchers tackle COVID-19 from all angles

KXLY-TV: WSU laboratory begins testing animals for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

World Economic Forum: Why a coronavirus vaccine takes over a year to produce – and why that is incredibly fast

The New Daily: We don’t want a new Thalidomide: Why a COVID-19 vaccine is so long coming

Reuters: Potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study

The Globe and Mail: Chinese wildlife ban freezes export of test monkeys amid worldwide push for COVID-19 vaccine

April 2, 2020

BBC: Coronavirus: Australian scientists begin tests of potential vaccines

April 1, 2020

New York Times: COVID-19 Changed How the World Does Science, Together

The Guardian: Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

The Conversation: Sheep and Bacteria Are Helping in the Fight Against Coronavirus – Here’s How

Japan Times: Race for COVID-19 vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

BBC: The world needs more ventilators – but scaling up production is more complex than it seems. Around the world, thousands of volunteers are working hard to fill the gaps.

The Cornell Sun: Virology Professor Weighs in on a Potential COVID-19 Cure

March 31, 2020

CTV: Canadian scientists, others around the world racing to find a COVID-19 vaccine

Medical News Today: COVID-19: No evidence that heart, kidney medications raise risk

AAMC: Here’s why we can’t rush a COVID-19 vaccine

March 30, 2020

GEN News: COVID-19 Reinfection Not a Concern, Monkey Study Suggests

March 28, 2020

ABC News: Louisiana researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine face challenges as state cases spike

The Sacramento Bee: UC Davis researchers rushing to develop new treatments to stop coronavirus spread

Forbes: How Colleges Are Stepping Up To Fight COVID-19

March 27, 2020

The Guardian: It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking’: inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

March 26, 2020

Several News Outlets: Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., Comments on the Critical Role of Animals in Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine. Video below:

Science Magazine: Race to find COVID-19 treatments accelerates

BBC: Coronavirus: Pangolins found to carry viruses related to Covid-19

Triangle Business Journal: Duke University Hospital to test potential COVID-19 treatment on patients

March 25, 2020

Forbes: Timeline Shows 3 Paths To COVID-19 Treatment And Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

MedCity News: Vir Bio aims to launch Covid-19 antibody studies this summer

Science Daily: COVID-19: Stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress

The Atlantic: How the Pandemic Will End

The Guardian: Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?

World Economic Forum: Coronavirus vaccine: how soon will we have one?

March 21

Minneapolis Star Tribune: University of Minnesota is going ‘full-on MacGyver’ against COVID-19

March 19, 2020 

UC Davis: Researchers Race to Develop Coronavirus Solutions

March 18, 2020 

The Mercury News: Letter: I know lab animals are crucial in finding a COVID-19 vaccine

March 14, 2020 

The New York Times : These Lab Animals Will Help Fight Coronavirus

NPR: Mouse Hunt: Lab Races To Grow Mice For COVID-19 Research