Researchers at Northwestern University identified a compound that appears to reverse the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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.

Investigators with the National Institutes of Health conducted research on monkeys that injected a bacilli Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine directly into the bloodstream, producing dramatically improved effectiveness compared to injecting the vaccine into the muscle or skin.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved TB Alliance’s treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis as part of a three-drug combination regimen called BPaL.