Gargling salt water is a time-tested way to alleviate sore-throat pain. As a nasal lavage, it can help clear stuffy sinuses associated with colds and allergies. But, is gargling salt water effective against the symptoms of COVID-19?

Shares of Fulcrum Therapeutics were up more than 14 percent after the company announced plans tol begin the Phase LOSVID III study to assess losmapimod as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

As companies scramble to develop a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a team of husband and wife researchers have found that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine can reduce the symptoms of COVID-19.

Researchers at Boston University and Signify confirmed that UV-C light effectively eradicates the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

A new study published in the journal Nano Letters showed that cellular nanosponges may be able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infectivity within the body, ultimately neutralizing the virus.

Biotech and pharmaceutical companies and health care institutions are on the front lines of not only fighting COVID-19, but working to develop vaccines and therapies against the respiratory illness – often in unexpected ways.

A hot, humid summer will slow coronavirus transmission but, on its own, is not likely to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Connecticut and Virginia Tech.

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by China’s CanSino Biologics is moving forward in development after the company published data supporting patient safety.

In a BioSpace interview, Sorrento Therapeutics executives emphasized the stringent process the company went through in identifying the antibody STI-1499, which demonstrated 100 percent inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory tests.

Weeks after Mammoth Biosciences announced the company’s CRISPR-based diagnostics test for COVID-19 had a high degree of specificity even for asymptomatic patients, the Bay Area-based firm struck a deal with GlaxoSmithKline to accelerate development of the test in hopes of getting them in consumer hands as soon as possible.