We're full of blood – around five litres, on average.
May 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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Checking blood for coronavirus antibodies – 3 questions answered about serological tests and immunity
After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.
April 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Antibodies in the blood of COVID-19 survivors know how to beat coronavirus – and researchers are already testing new treatments that harness them
Before a vaccine is available to teach your immune system to ward off the coronavirus, maybe you can directly use molecules that have already fought it in other people.
April 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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