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Researchers learn that pregnant women pass along protective COVID antibodies to their babies

Researchers Learn that Pregnant Women Pass Along Protective COVID Antibodies to their Babies Antibodies that guard against COVID-19 can transfer from mothers to babies while in the womb, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This discovery, published Jan. 22, adds […]

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Pitt scientists develop fast, efficient technique for discovering tiny antibody fragments

By capitalizing on a convergence of chemical, biological and artificial intelligence advances, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists have developed an unusually fast and efficient method for discovering tiny antibody fragments with big potential for development into therapeutics against deadly diseases. The technique, published today in the journal Cell Systems, is the same process […]

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Nanobodies protect against SARS-CoV-2 variants in animal model

As of today, the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has infected more than 108 million individuals and claimed the lives of nearly 2.7 million globally. This past year management of the COVID-19 pandemic solely relied on non-pharmaceutical interventions such as school closures, physical distancing, shielding of those at heightened risk, and […]

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Bioengineered ankyrin compounds show high in vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 mutants

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has resisted successful containment by most non-pharmaceutical measures. Vaccination and natural immunity appear to be the only definitive methods to attain population immunity, and thus lead to a return to global normalcy. However, effective therapies continue to be sought […]

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SARS-CoV-2 escape mutations identified against monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal immune sera

With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic showing no signs of ending soon, the definitive way out is the achievement of population immunity by either vaccination or natural infection. With the unacceptably high mortality rates associated with the latter route, the development of effective vaccines that can induce neutralizing antibodies against the disease’s causative agent […]

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Allergen Detection Using LC-MS

Allergens are defined as any substances that can cause an allergic reaction. Allergens can be extremely dangerous, so being able to detect them in various substances is very important. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry is one method that has gained a lot of popularity over the past decade for the detection of allergens. Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock […]

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Benlysta

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. BENLYSTA for injection belimumab (rmc) 120 mg and 400 mg powder; belimumab (rmc) 200 mg in 1 mL solution Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Please read this leaflet carefully before you are given BENLYSTA. This leaflet answers some common […]