Seven things you might not know about blood

We're full of blood – around five litres, on average.

Adam Taylor, Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  anatomy  blood  plasma  blood-cells  human-body  blood-type  blood-plasma

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.

Daniel Stadlbauer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus antibodies sars-cov-2 immunity coronavirus-2020 new-coronavirus blood plasma blood-test

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.

Ann Sheehy, Professor of Biology, College of the Holy Cross • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  immune-system  ebola  antibodies  sars-cov-2  viruses  blood  ebola-virus  plasma

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