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  • Dr. Robert Gallo discussed vaccines at the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Symposium on June 3. (Screen shot)
    Did You Miss the UC Davis-Based COVID-19 Symposium?

    If you missed the UC Davis-based Third COVID-19 Symposium, headlined by Dr. Robert Gallo, not to worry. You can view it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/O4L0OHcZ5Mk Focusing primarily on vaccines, it was broadcast Wednesday, June 3 on both Zoom and YouTube. UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal, organizer and moderator, said that "Zoom viewers had an opportunity to evaluate the event: 84.1% found the symposium very helpful; 88.7% were very satisfied or satisfied." A few of the...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • Former professional bee wrangler Norm Gary getting ready for a documentary in 2010. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Growing Interest in Bee Sting Therapy Research as a Possible COVID-19 Treatment?

    "Honey bee venom treatment may become a new tool in the search for new ways to prevent infection with COVID-19," says Norman Gary, emeritus professor entomology at the University of California, Davis. He alerted UC Davis scientists to an article in sciencedirect.com that indicated this anecdotal information:  beekeepers living in the epicenter of the COVID-19 virus in China did not contract the virus, and neither did a group of patients receiving...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • The UC Davis-based Third COVID-19 Symposium will take place Wednesday, June 3. A pre-program starts at 4:30, and the panelists will convene from 5 to 7 p.m.
    The Who's Who of COVID-19 Experts at UC Davis-Based Symposium

    The panelists and participants in the UC Davis-based Third COVID-19 Symposium are literally "the who's who" of experts. Newly named to the symposium is Paul Allan Offit, M.D., co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, announced UC distinguished professor Walter Leal, who organizes and moderates the symposiums as a public service. The third symposium, focusing primarily on vaccines, is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Zoom and YouTube. It will begin at 4:30 with a pre-program, featuring interviews...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • Can bee venom therapy have a role in treating COVID-19 patients? That remains to be seen or studied.  This image shows a bee sting in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Could Bee Sting Therapy Possibly Have a Role in COVID-19 Treatment?

    Could bee sting therapy possibly have a role in COVID-19 treatment? Maybe. Maybe not. Should in-depth, scientific research be launched? Yes, say a trio of researchers in an article published in sciencedirect.com. Lead author Wei Yang, an oncologist from China, and two associates related some interesting but anecdotal information about beekeepers in the COVID-19 epicenter, the Hubei province. The beekeepers surveyed didn't contract the COVID-19 virus. Neither did a...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • The June 3 COVID-19 symposium will feature leaders in the field.
    Vaccine Expert Kate Broderick Named a Primary Speaker at COVID-19 Symposium

    Noted vaccine expert Kate Broderick, who is leading an INOVIO research team in San Diego to develop a DNA vaccine for COVID-19, will deliver a presentation and answer questions at the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Virtual Symposium on Wednesday, June 3. “We are fortune to obtain Dr. Broderick, who is INOVIO's senior vice president of research and development, as one of our primary speakers,” said UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal, symposium organizer and moderator.  The...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist