UPDATE – UCSF QBI and University College, London Identify Mutations in “U.K.” Strain of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Responsible for Enhanced Transmissibility and Infectivity

– Findings show key mutations and evolution of U.K. SARS-CoV-2 compared to earlier lineages account for upregulation of innate immune antagonists, which hamper immune response and allow for increased viral replication and duration of infection – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and LONDON, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a study published online in bioRxiv today, scientists at […]

AGC Biologics’ Heidelberg Facility to Further Supply Plasmid DNA for COVID-19 Vaccine

Seattle, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGC Biologics, a leading global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has announced its partnership with BioNTech SE (Nasdaq BNTX) to further supply Plasmid DNA (pDNA) starting material for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, at AGC’s Heidelberg, Germany facility. “We are honored that BioNTech has entrusted us to […]

UCSF QBI and University College, London Identify Mutations in “U.K.” Strain of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Responsible for Enhanced Transmissibility and Infectivity

– Findings show key mutations and evolution of U.K. SARS-CoV-2 compared to earlier lineages account for upregulation of innate immune antagonists, which hamper immune response and allow for increased viral replication and duration of infection – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and LONDON, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a study published online in bioRxiv today, […]

Nexen Tire named 2020 Best Supplier in the Competitiveness Category at First Stellantis Supplier Awards

SEOUL, South Korea, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stellantis N.V. has announced that Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, has received the “Best Supplier Award” in the Competitiveness Category of its first annual supplier awards. The awards ceremony was held virtually on June 1, 2021 (EST) due to restrictions around COVID-19. Stellantis N.V. […]

Sophi.io Wins Two INMA Global Media Awards

TORONTO, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sophi.io, The Globe and Mail’s artificial intelligence-powered optimization and prediction platform, was announced as a winner of the International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in two categories, Best Use of Data to Automate or Personalize, and Best in Show for North America. “The INMA Global Media […]

Daegu FC forward Cesinha voted K League’s top player for May

SEOUL– Daegu FC’s Brazilian forward Cesinha has been named South Korean football’s top player for May. The K League 1 announced Monday that Cesinha beat out three other candidates for…

Late Air Force sexual assault victim suffered multiple abuses over year: lawyer

SEOUL– Colleagues of the late Air Force noncommissioned officer, whose suicide sparked a public uproar over sexual abuse in the military, had abused her for about a year repeatedly after…

Moon orders launch of task force to overhaul military culture amid fury over death of sex assault victim

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in instructed the government Monday to establish a task force on overhauling military culture, Cheong Wa Dae said amid a public uproar over the suicide of a…

Moon says 36 mln S. Koreans to be vaccinated by September

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in said Monday that 36 million South Koreans will get at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines by September. The number represents 70 percent of the…

S. Korea ‘open’ to discussing solution for forced labor issue with Japan: ministry

SEOUL– South Korea remains open to discussing solutions for wartime forced labor issues with Japan, the foreign ministry said Monday, after a local court dismissed a compensation lawsuit filed by…