Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists identify antibodies that can neutralize omicron

An international team of scientists have identified antibodies that neutralize omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. These antibodies target areas of the virus spike protein that remain essentially unchanged as the viruses ...

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Omicron's secrets revealed under a microscope

Several weeks ago, Lausanne became home to some of the world's most powerful electron microscopes. They're installed at the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI)—a joint research facility run by Ecole Polytechnique Federale ...

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Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect omicron?

At-home rapid COVID-19 tests are getting harder to find leading up to the Christmas holiday. Adding to the confusion, new preliminary information that suggests some rapid tests may not be able to detect the omicron variant, ...

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T cells fit to tackle Omicron, suggests new study

Research from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the University of Melbourne has revealed that T cells, one of the body's key defenses against COVID-19, are expected to be effective in mounting ...

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Antibody that inhibits broad range of sarbecoviruses found

Scientists have discovered an antibody that may lead to more effective treatments against a wide range of sarbecoviruses, the family of viruses that includes the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and their variants.

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T-cells: The superheroes in the battle against omicron

Omicron is spreading rapidly throughout the world, with experts claiming that 40% of the global population will be infected within the next two months. This sounds quite startling, but we still don't really know whether omicron ...

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