Astronomers have discovered two super-Earths around a star Gilese 887 that is approximately 11 light-years away from our planet. The two exoplanets – a term used for planets outside our solar system – are called Gilese 887b and Gilese 887c, and the scientists claim that they could ‘potentially host life’.
Hope that the drug will succeed as a treatment for Covid-19 has sent Gilead stock on a wild ride.
U.S. stocks surged on Wednesday, encouraged by good news from Gilead’s potential coronavirus treatment. A controlled study found that the drug had shortened the recovery time for Covid-19 patients.
New clinical data on Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental antiviral drug remdesivir has raised hopes it might be an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 3 million people and killed over 225,000 worldwide.
Gilead Sciences' remdesivir is farther along in testing than many other potential therapies and the studies could lead to regulatory approval.