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 ...

Immunology

Scientists discover a highly potent antibody against SARS-CoV-2

Scientists at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and EPFL have discovered a highly potent monoclonal antibody that targets the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and is effective at neutralizing all variants of concern identified ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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, ...

Medications

Researchers develop potential oral treatment for COVID-19

Eugenol, an oily liquid extracted from cloves and a Southeast Asian plant known as holy basil, has been effective in treating mice infected with COVID-19 in a laboratory study, according to newly published research results ...

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