Amgen, UCB and Takeda launched a global trial to identify whether any of three different drugs can reduce the severity of Covid-19 in hospitalized patients by moderating the immune system’s response to the disease.

It took Oxford University’s brightest minds decades of work to give them the expertise to develop a Covid-19 vaccine.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus includes research on whether a childhood vaccine may help prevent severe Covid-19 and whether cigarette smoke increases cell vulnerability to Covid-19.

U.S. hospitals, weighing high demand and tight supplies, said they may limit use of the new Eli Lilly and Co. nantibody drug bamlanivimab to Covid-19 patients with multiple risk factors for serious illness or to those whose immune systems have not begun to fight the infection.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s coronavirus antibody cocktail – the experimental treatment that U.S. President Donald Trump received – significantly reduced medical visits in a trial of nearly 800 patients with mild-to-moderate Covid-19.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine identified a protein – known as factor D – that appears essential to the inflammatory process of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

Many experts are convinced that Covid-19 can trigger the onset of diabetes – even in some adults and children who do not have the traditional risk factors.

German biotech company Evotec said on Monday the company had received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help identify and develop potential monoclonal antibody (mAbS) drugs for the prevention of severe Covid-19.

The widely used BCG tuberculosis vaccine will be tested on frontline care workers in Britain for its effectiveness against Covid-19, researchers running the UK arm of a global trial said.

Patients are asking to join clinical trials of antibody-based Covid-19 drugs after U.S. President Donald Trump was treated with an experimental therapy from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.