Medical research

Study identifies antibodies that block alphaviruses

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified antibodies that, in animals, block infection by alphaviruses, which can cause chronic and debilitating joint pain and arthritis and are an increasing global ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Which antibodies are most effective against coronavirus?

Researchers Indu Khatri, Frank Staal and Jacques van Dongen from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have published a perspective article in Frontiers in Immunology about coronavirus and its characteristic spike protein. ...

Medical research

A promising therapeutic modality against the coronavirus

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus in late 2019, multiple approaches for treating COVID-19 have been considered, from the use of repurposed medicines such as the antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to the Ebola ...

Oncology & Cancer

New immunotherapy to beat cancer

Sophie Lucas (University of Louvain de Duve Institute) and her team have succeeded in neutralizing a molecule that blocks the immune system against cancer. The UCLouvain scientists discovered that this new immunotherapy increases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibody blockade effective in treatment of severe COVID-19

As countries around the world race to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, researchers are working to understand exactly how it causes the myriad of symptoms that seem to linger long after ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis B: Natural controllers shed light on immunity mechanisms

Infections in humans caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) represent a major public health problem. Despite the availability of effective protective vaccines, more than 250 million individuals worldwide are chronically infected ...

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