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S. Korea Begins Using Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment

S. Korea Begins Using Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday began providing remdesivir, an experimental drug conventionally used for Ebola, as a treatment drug for the novel coronavirus. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the medication developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences Inc. will be used for COVID-19 patients with [...]

COVID-19 Community Treatment Center Confirms Potential of Cutting Edge “Untact Diagnosis”

COVID-19 Community Treatment Center Confirms Potential of Cutting Edge “Untact Diagnosis”

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) announced on Tuesday that its community treatment center designed to treat COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms confirmed the potential of ‘untact diagnosis’ through the use of state-of-the-art information technology. The newly-coined term ‘untact’ refers to non-face-to-face contact. SNUH ran a COVID-19 community treatment [...]

S. Korea to Compile Big Data on Clinical, Genome Information of 10,000 People

S. Korea to Compile Big Data on Clinical, Genome Information of 10,000 People

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start compiling big data from the clinical and genome information of 10,000 people, health authorities said Monday. The two-year national pilot project that will run through 2021 will cover data on people with genetic anomalies and those with rare diseases that are linked to their genome. [...]

Scientists Discover Protein That Induces Benign Obesity

Scientists Discover Protein That Induces Benign Obesity

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Scientists have discovered a protein that induces so-called benign obesity in people, opening new horizons for the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, a state-run research institute said Wednesday. Benign or metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) refers to a physical condition where a person is overweight but does not suffer [...]

S. Korea to Conduct Tests of COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Candidates on Monkeys This Month

S. Korea to Conduct Tests of COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Candidates on Monkeys This Month

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will test treatment and vaccine candidates against the new coronavirus on monkeys this month, the science ministry said Wednesday. Two experimental treatments and one vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus under development by unidentified firms or research organizations will be tested on monkeys as part of the [...]

Clinical Trials of Chloroquine for COVID-19 Treatment Halted in S. Korea

Clinical Trials of Chloroquine for COVID-19 Treatment Halted in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Clinical trials in South Korea to evaluate the potential therapeutic efficacy of an anti-malaria drug, chloroquine, for the treatment of the novel coronavirus have been halted, hospital officials said Wednesday. Two major general hospitals in Seoul — Asan Medical Center and Gangnam Severance Hospital — have recently ceased their [...]