first_img“Imperial continues to engage in a wide range of exploratory discussions relating to COVID-19 research, with a variety of partners. We have nothing further to report at this stage,” a spokeswoman said, asked about the possibility of challenge trials.Any trials conducted in the United Kingdom have to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the healthcare regulator which looks into safety and protocol.The MHRA did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment, but 1Day Sooner, which lobbies for challenge trials to accelerate vaccine development, welcomed the report.”1Day Sooner congratulates the British government on their plans to conduct challenge trials to test vaccines,” it said in a statement, confirming it would petition the government to house the trial participants.The industry has seen discussions in recent months about potentially having to inject healthy volunteers with the novel coronavirus if drugmakers struggled to find enough patients for final trials.The FT report said that volunteers would first be inoculated with a vaccine and later receive a challenge dose of the coronavirus. It did not name the vaccines that would be assessed in the project.British drugmaker AstraZeneca, and French firm Sanofi both told Reuters that their vaccine candidates were not involved in the program. Britain is planning to host clinical trials where volunteers are deliberately infected with the new coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people involved in the project.So-called “challenge trials” are expected to begin in January at a quarantine facility in London, the report said, adding that about 2,000 participants had signed up through a US-based advocacy group, 1Day Sooner. Britain said it was working with partners on the potential for human challenge trials without commenting on a specific plan. “We are working with partners to understand how we might collaborate on the potential development of a COVID-19 vaccine through human challenge studies,” a government spokeswoman said.”These discussions are part of our work to research ways of treating, limiting and hopefully preventing the virus so we can end the pandemic sooner.”The FT reported that the studies will be government funded, although 1Day Sooner said it would also launch a petition for public funding of a biocontainment facility big enough to quarantine 100 to 200 participants.Imperial College London, reportedly the academic lead on the trials, did not confirm the studies.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgBattle doesn’t remember when exactly he drilled his first big shot. He was either nine or 10, and it happened in some recreational league. Throughout four years of high school, he was also that guy.Those moments have continued at Syracuse. Howard remembers Battle’s first big shot in a Syracuse jersey as his game-winner at Clemson last year, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the corner right in front of the SU bench.His first big one this season came against Maryland, when Battle hit a 3-pointer from the far corner with one minute to go to give SU the lead for good. Then there was the game at Georgetown, when Battle hit a 3 to cut the deficit to two points with 1:30 left in regulation before hitting two more in overtime and shushing the crowd.“Just over the years, being in those situations,” Battle said, “having the ball in my hand, last-second shots like that, I’ve just become comfortable with it.”Battle’s one break was last season. Although he hit the shot against Clemson, it was usually John Gillon who had the ball in his hands late and attempted some of the biggest shots late, like the ones he made against N.C. State and Duke and the one he missed against Miami in the ACC Tournament. But Battle said he didn’t mind that and is just happy when the ball goes in late, regardless of who shot it.There have been times this year where he’s been forced to give it up, like against FSU. Battle hit a leaning 3-pointer to send the game into overtime. Then, with 10 seconds left in overtime, FSU started bringing a double team toward him, so he threw a bounce pass over to Oshae Brissett, who missed a 3-pointer.Battle made the right basketball play in that instance — passing to a capable and open 3-point shooter ahead of the double team. But he admitted later on that there was a part of him that thought about just taking the shot himself.And against ASU, Brissett was the hero for much of the night, racking up a game-high 23 points. But with the game in its most crucial point, and with Battle rising up to take that decisive 3-pointer after the crossover, Brissett knew what to do.“Walk back on defense cause I know it’s going in,” Brissett said about his mindset when he saw Battle taking the shot. “He’s been hitting that all year. That left to right crossover is deadly, no one can stop that. We want to get him the ball in those situations because we know that’s the type of player that he is.”So don’t be surprised if, for about 38 minutes on Friday night, it’s painful to watch Syracuse try and generate offense.But if the game is still close, don’t be surprised when Tyus Battle knocks down the big one, either.Tomer Langer is a senior staff writer for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @tomer_langer. Comments Published on March 16, 2018 at 11:26 am Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer DETROIT — For a little more than four minutes, Syracuse didn’t know where its next bucket was coming from. It was the second half of Wednesday’s First Four game against Arizona State, and the Orange offense was in another one of its ruts.It’s an issue that’s plagued SU all year. There are times when it seems impossible for the Orange to score.Which is what makes Tyus Battle’s performance at the end of games this year all the more impressive. Because most of the time, it seems impossible that he’ll miss.“I could swing the ball to Tyus, I know he’ll make something happen,” junior point guard Frank Howard said. “That’s just the special ability he has, guys like Devo (Eric Devendorf), coach G-Mac (Gerry McNamara). They had that special shot-making ability. I think he’s just following their footsteps.”No. 11 seed Syracuse (21-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) has won most of its games on the back of its defense, and that’s the formula it’ll have to continue using. It doesn’t have the luxury of an offense to carry it. But if the Orange can keep it close enough to need one big shot against No. 6 TCU (21-11, 9-9 Big 12), it should — and it will — give Battle the ball, just like it did on Wednesday night when he unleashed a wicked crossover into a stepback, go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes left against ASU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s made it all year,” head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over the Sun Devils. “In end-of-game situations where we’ve needed a shot, he’s made the step-back. It’s been good for him.”MORE COVERAGE:When Syracuse players don’t have practice or a game, they’re probably playing FortniteTCU assistant coach David Patrick reminisces about Final Four run in SyracuseGallery: Shots from the Orange’s media availability and open practicecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more