SARS-CoV-2 immunity lasts for at least 5 months

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist in the body for months after infection. "This research… has armed us with the knowledge that lasting immunity is a reality."

Stacy Pigott-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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Lab-made antibody might block coronavirus infection

A new synthetic antibody may prevent the coronavirus from causing infection by blocking attachment to a key enzyme. It shows promise in a study with mice.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

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Nerve-blocking antibody relieves chronic low back pain

New research indicates tanezumab could offer relief for chronic lower back pain.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~5 min

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Experts worry about false COVID-19 antibody test results

When interpreting COVID-19 antibody tests, caution is key. Here, experts explain the best way to use the tests and why false positives are so concerning.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 29, 2020 ~6 min

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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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