Medications

New antibody treatment for COVID-19

A new treatment could prevent serious illness in case of COVID-19 infections during the pandemic. This would prevent hospitalization of patients and thus ease the burden on the healthcare system. For several months, inpatients ...

Medical research

Identifying antibodies that work

A new test manufactured by A*STAR's Diagnostics Development Hub in partnership with Duke-NUS Medical School could reveal if an individual is likely immune to COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lassa virus' soft spot revealed

As this year's Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria is finally ebbing, the total tally came to more than 600 infected people, one-quarter of them dead. Thousands more die each year, uncounted in rural villages throughout West ...

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Neutralizing antibody

A Neutralizing antibody is an antibody which defends a cell from an antigen or infectious body by inhibiting or neutralizing any effect it has biologically. An example of a neutralizing antibody is diphtheria antitoxin, which can neutralize the biological effects of diphtheria toxin.

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