Favipiravir, a candidate drug for treating the new coronavirus, has produced promising results in early clinical trials in Russia, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jeff Bezos’ Day One Fund teamed up to donate $15 million to the Diagnostics Accelerator as part of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

The general public’s help is being enlisted in what is believed to be the largest study of the human microbiome – the bacteria that live in and on the human body – and are believed to affect health.