According to researcher Nicholas Wu from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, characterising what kinds of antibodies the body is most likely to make to fight a natural infection is an important roadmap for vaccine design
A study showed a robust antibody response in blood and breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against Covid-19, which may help protect nursing infants from the illness
Two-thirds or 67.6 per cent of India's population aged above 6 years were found to have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the latest national sero survey. A third of the population did not have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which means about 40 crore people are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, the official said.
In a first of its kind technology, a test would now help rapid and accurate estimation of total antibody concentration of Covid-19 in clinical samples.
New York: Scientists have developed a new lab testing procedure for the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 that gives results more quickly than existing assays and specifically identifies so-called “neutralizing” antibodies – those that protect by blocking infection of cells. “With many assays currently in use, we can detect antibodies, but that doesn’t tell us […]
New Delhi: IAVI, a non-profit scientific research organisation and Serum Institute of India announced an agreement with Merck to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralising monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) co-invented by IAVI and Scripps Research as innovative interventions to address the Covid-19 pandemic. The agreement builds on the advanced antibody discovery and optimization expertise of IAVI and Scripps Research, […]
New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria on Friday said that antibodies against the novel Coronavirus disease may last for up to eight months or longer pursuant to the vaccination, adding that scientists are aggressively studying the long-term protection provided by the vaccines. Guleria, who is also a member of […]