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New target for Covid-19 vaccines identified

Next generation vaccines for Covid-19 should aim to induce an immune response against ‘replication proteins’, essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, according to new UCL research.
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Covid-19 and flu vaccines can be given at the same time

People can safely receive the Covid-19 and influenza vaccine at the same time, according to a new study. The ‘Combining Influenza and Covid-19 Vaccination (ComFluCOV) study’ published as a preprint, found that immune responses to both the influenza and Covid-19 vaccine were preserved when given

National prize for UCLH hearing assessment service

A pilot service at UCLH set up by clinicians and researchers that enables ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons to assess hearing and ear problems remotely and shorten treatment pathways has won the ENT UK’s Best Young Consultant Led Research, Audit or Training prize.

18-24 year olds at highest risk of weight gain

Being a young adult aged 18 to 24 is a more important risk factor for weight gain than sex, ethnicity, geographic region, or socioeconomic area characteristics, according to a new study.