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Tech & Science Daily: We speak to AstraZeneca about a new Covid 19 antibody treatment

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straZeneca says it’s working on a new coronavirus antibody therapy, as it opens a £1 billion pound Research and Development centre in Cambridge.

We speak to Executive Vice President at AstraZeneca, Sir Mene Pangalos.

The site will also house more than two thousand scientists, working on treatments and cures for cancer and other health problems.

A new study suggests specific gut bacteria could be used to identify those with IBS.

Researchers reckon the bacteria could be used as ‘biomarkers’ to pinpoint patients who could benefit from a diet that avoids certain foods, including some fruits and vegetables, milk and wheat.

Cosmetics firm Lush has taken a stand against social media sites – and deactivated some of its accounts.

The company says it’ll be off Facebook, Instagram and TikTok until the platforms “take action to provide a safer environment” for users.

Plus, how sugar-loving microbes could be the future of powering our cars. Dodge to start production of first ‘e-muscle cars’ in 2024 as it phases out petrol sports cars. And, the Octopus-inspired fabric that can change colour to match its surroundings.

You can find us on your Spotify Daily Drive or wherever you stream your podcasts.



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