Celebration of postdocs transitions to virtual platform For the first time ever, the National Postdoctoral Association will celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week from September 21-25 as a virtual, collaborative event among multiple institutions. Executive Director Tom Kimbis discusses how the organization is adapting to meet the challenges of COVID-19 to support and advocate for postdocs. Discuss
Are T cells more important than antibodies in COVID-19? A new study stressed the importance of a multilayered, virus-specific immune response for controlling SARS-CoV-2 during acute COVID-19, with an emphasis on the critical nature of T cells over antibodies during the process. The work was published in Cell on September 16. Discuss
AVM Bio to begin trial of COVID-19 immunotherapy AVM Biotechnology received authorization for an investigational new drug application from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate its proprietary drug, AVM0703, in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome mediated by COVID-19 or influenza patients.