GlaxoSmithKline will extend a trial testing an experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug on patients suffering from pneumonia related to Covid-19 to focus on the elderly as the company seeks to firm up encouraging findings.

A study showed the use of convalescent plasma provided no clinical benefit nor improved mortality in Covid-19 patients with pneumonia.

Using blood plasma from Covid-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to data released from a clinical trial in Argentina.

In a Reuters roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, common cold antibodies yield clues to Covid-19 behavior.

A study of the lungs of people who have died from Covid-19 found persistent and extensive lung damage in most cases and may help doctors understand what is behind a syndrome known as ‘long Covid’, in which patients suffer ongoing symptoms for months.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines includes a higher complication rate with Covid-19 versus the flu.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental New Drug Application for Shionogi & Co. Ltd.’s Fetroja (cefiderocol) for the treatment of patients 18 years of age or older with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP).

A rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Genentech proved to be effective in benefitting patients who have Covid-19-associated pneumonia, according to new late-stage clinical trial data.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Covid-19 patients with pneumonia improved faster when treated with Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s experimental therapy than those on placebo, the company said, citing an interim analysis of data from a late-stage study.