COVID-19 patient antibodies may clarify immunity

Nearly all people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop antibodies against the virus within six days of testing positive, new research indicates.

Jill Wu-Emory • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Antibody from SARS patient blocks coronavirus in lab

The antibody S309, first identified in a blood sample from a recovered SARS patient, inhibits the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Leila Gray-UW • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

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New type of HIV vaccine works in monkeys

A new HIV vaccine shows promise in monkeys for longer-term protection. The work could also help in finding a coronavirus vaccine.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Why antibodies are crucial to fighting viruses

Antibody tests offer a way to find out if we've been exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But what are antibodies? An expert explains.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~13 min

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Hunt for COVID-19 treatment leads to Winter the llama

Winter the llama is an unlikely ally in the search for an effective COVID-19 treatment. The latest advance is a synthetic antibody.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~9 min

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Antibody test makes picking COVID-19 plasma donors easier

Using microchip technology boosts the accuracy of antibody testing of patients recovered from COVID-19. That would help find convalescent plasma donors.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~4 min

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Antibody ‘kill switch’ could lead to malaria vaccine

The discovery of an antibody that trigger a "kill switch" in cells and cause them to self-destruct could lead to a new malaria vaccine.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

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Glowing antibodies reveal the coronavirus in lab cultures

Scientists say they can light up the SARS-CoV-2 virus using glowing antibodies. "We can now see the enemy."

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Can blood serum from COVID-19 survivors save others?

Plasma therapy would use antibodies from the blood serum of COVID-19 survivors to boost the immunity of newly infected patients and those at risk of contracting it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Can blood serum from COVID-19 survivors save others?

Plasma therapy would use antibodies from the blood serum of COVID-19 survivors to boost the immunity of newly infected patients and those at risk of contracting it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

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