• Characterization of the baseline SARS-CoV-2 S-reactive B cell repertoire

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Researchers from the University Of Amsterdam have identified several oddities in unvaccinated individuals' antibody response to the spike protein.
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  • Protection against omicron variant ‘improved' after three doses of Pfizer vaccine

    Protection against omicron variant ‘improved' after three doses of Pfizer vaccine

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday that two doses of their COVID-19 vaccine “may not” offer sufficient protection against the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, but a third dose appears to improve protection.
    The companies announced findings from an initial laboratory study that tested the sera of people who received two or three doses of the vaccine against wild-type SARS-CoV-2 and the omicron variant.
    According to a press release, the lab study showed that sera from participants who received two doses experienced, on average, a more than a 25-fold reduction in neutralization titers
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  • Study identifies ORF8 protein as a key COVID-19 causing factor

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    New study suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 ORF8 protein is the underlying cause behind severe COVID-19 infection.
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  • How SARS-CoV-2 evades our immune system

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Scientists have identified a key mechanism used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to evade host immune systems.
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  • Miniature llama antibodies could help fight SARS-CoV-2 variants

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Llamas make antibodies that are much smaller than their human counterparts, yet still potent. Scientists hope that future drugs based on these molecules could provide new weapons against SARS-CoV-2.
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  • Large field hospital study shows rapid COVID-19 test compares solidly with PCR detection

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers report that a rapid antigen detection test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, proved more effective than expected when compared with virus detection rates using the established standard test, the polymerase chain reaction assay.
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  • SARS-CoV-2 antibody profiles in vaccinated and convalescent macaques compared to humans

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    New findings suggest that Macaque monkeys may not be the ideal model when testing for SARS-CoV-2.
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