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World 26 Feb 2021 | 4:14 PM

AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair

ZURICH (Reuters) - Vaccines from AstraZeneca, Russia's Gamaleya Institute and Johnson & Johnson fight the coronavirus with another virus, leaving scientists concerned the shots may lose potency if annual inoculations become necessary to fight new variants. So-called viral vector shots - also used by several Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developers - use harmless modified viruses as vehicles, or vectors, to carry genetic information that helps the body build immunity against future infections. However, there is a risk that the body also develops immunity to the vector itself, recognising it as an intruder and trying to destroy it.

World 21 Aug 2020 | 7:34 PM

Russia vaccine roll-out plan prompts virus mutation worries

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's plan to roll-out its "Sputnik-V" COVID-19 vaccine even before full trials show how well it works is prompting concern among virus experts, who warn a partially effective shot may encourage the novel coronavirus to mutate.

World 20 Aug 2020 | 9:58 PM

Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine trials on 40,000 people next week

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mass testing of Russia's first potential COVID-19 vaccine to get domestic regulatory approval will involve more than 40,000 people and will be overseen by a foreign research body when it starts next week, backers of the project said on Thursday.

Education 14 Jun 2020 | 7:00 AM

Making Malaysia a regional education hub

A letter from STALWART MALAYSIAN, Selangor.

Metro News 22 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Students feel at home at varsity

NUSAJAYA: First year student Kudzayi Taruwoma was a little anxious when she first arrived in Malaysia but as she stepped into University of Reading Malaysia’s (UoRM) campus, she felt almost immediately at ease.

Education 03 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Honorary degree for Treadell

BRITISH High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell has been conferred an honorary degree from the University of Nottingham.

Wellness 18 Jul 2018 | 3:30 PM

Princess Dina Mired of Jordan wants to improve global cancer control in her new role

Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, president-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control, is determined to push for equity in cancer control worldwide.

Metro News 26 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tie up with mall to benefit varsity students

ISKANDAR PUTERI: University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sutera Mall to further enhance the learning experience of its real estate students.