LONDON (Reuters) – CERN’s Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe.
The world’s biggest particle collider, located near Geneva, has been undergoing a two-year refit and work is now “in full swing” to start circulating proton beams again in March, with the first collisions due by May, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Friday.
LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – GAVI, the global vaccines alliance, said on Thursday it was committing up to $300 million to buy Ebola vaccines, as one experimental shot hit a snag in a Swiss clinical trial after some subjects reported joint pains.
Scientists are racing to develop Ebola vaccines in record time but many questions remain unanswered, as evidenced by a decision to pause Swiss tests of the experimental vaccine from NewLink (NLNK.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Merck (MRK.N: Quote, Profile, Research).
LONDON (Reuters) – GAVI, the global vaccines alliance, said on Thursday it was committing up to $300 million to buy Ebola vaccines and was ready to begin procurement as soon as the World Health Organization recommends one for use.
As much as $90 million more could also be made available to help affected countries introduce the vaccines and to rebuild their health systems, it added.