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Sanofi expects to increase profits in the low double digits this year, helped by its blockbuster eczema and asthma drug Dupixent. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP

Sanofi expects to increase profits in the low double digits this year, helped by its blockbuster eczema and asthma drug Dupixent that is at the heart(...)

Merck expects its Covid antiviral tablet Molnupiravir to deliver between $5bn-$6bn in sales this year. Photograph: Merck & Co/AFP via Getty Images

Covid was the common currency as three top pharma groups reported results on Thursday.US groups Eli Lilly and Merck (known in Europe as MSD) both beat(...)

SciFest STEM champion 2021 Clare Reidy

You won the SciFest National Final in November 2021, what was your project about? I wanted to figure out the most effective way to build a brick that(...)

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German researchers have found that Covid-19 therapies developed by Eli Lilly and Regeneron lose most of their effectiveness when exposed in laboratory(...)

A health worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Cape Town. Photograph: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

Global stock markets slumped after comments from vaccine maker Moderna’s chief executive that existing Covid-19 vaccines were unlikely to be as effect(...)

Clare Reidy investigated whether bricks made from Martian soil – known as regolith – could be used to block cosmic radiation.

A sixth-year student from Our Lady’s Bower school in Athlone, Co Westmeath, has been named SciFest Stem Champion 2021. Clare Reidy received the award (...)

The United States is a continent as much as a country and each state has different standards and differences in legislation and in approach to doing projects

In Ireland when we talk about foreign direct investment, we tend to think of US investment here. But it works both ways. “People are constantly surpr(...)

The two drugs are  being discussed at this week’s monthly meetings of the European Medicines Agency’s committee that is responsible for authorisations of treatments. Photograph: iStock

The EU drugs regulator is set to authorise the use of two monoclonal antibodies to treat Covid-19 patients in coming days, two EU sources told Reuters(...)

The pill halved the risk of hospitalisation or death for people with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 during clinical trials.  Photograph: EPA

The UK medicines regulator has granted the first authorisation to Merck’s antiviral pill for Covid-19, a drug that has been hailed by public health ex(...)

The antibody therapy  AZD7442 could protect people who do not have a strong enough immune response to Covid-19 vaccines. Photograph: iStock

AstraZeneca has requested emergency use authorisation from US regulators for its new treatment to prevent Covid-19 for people who respond poorly to va(...)

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