Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers invent accurate rapid COVID-19 antibody level test

Vaccines have become the most important weapon in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, but antibody levels after vaccination decay quickly over time. Therefore, an accurate and affordable antibody rapid test is urgently ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Patients with lupus benefit from COVID-19 vaccine booster

People with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who received a "booster" dose of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine after full vaccination are roughly half as likely to have a subsequent "breakthrough" COVID-19 infection, a new study shows.

Neuroscience

Functioning of antibodies in autoimmune encephalitis deciphered

Using a state-of-the-art method, researchers at DZNE and the University of Texas have succeeded for the first time at unraveling the effects of autoimmune antibodies that are directed against the brain in detail at the atomic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID booster needed for broad protection against omicron variants

A COVID-19 booster shot will provide strong and broad antibody protection against the range of omicron sublineage variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in circulation, two new studies using serum from human blood samples suggest.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When to get a COVID-19 booster

If you recently had COVID-19, you may be wondering if you should delay getting your booster. We asked James Moy, MD, an immunologist in the Department of Internal Medicine at RUSH who is studying the antibody levels and duration ...

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