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Rwandan scientists conducting research on the immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients

Scientists in Rwanda are carrying out research aimed at finding out whether people who recovered from the COVID-19 in the country got specific antibodies to the virus, an official said Monday

Published on 26th May 2020
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COVID-19 immune response may remain stable for two months after diagnosis, scientists say 

Scientists from St George's University of London in the UK said antibodies were not detectable in everyone exposed to the virus, opening discussions on how best to interpret antibody and viral tests

Published on 16th June 2020
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Researchers develop new tools to rapidly test COVID-19 antibodies

According to the study, the research team developed a number of safer, surrogate viruses that can be used in place of COVID-19 to test the neutralising activity of antibodies

Published on 22nd July 2020
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US Study finds why some COVID-19 patients may not develop lasting immunity

This process, along with controlled mutations in antibody genes, allows the immune system to select for and immortalise B cells that make the best antibodies against a particular pathogen

Published on 20th August 2020
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Novel vaccine candidate shows promise against COVID-19, study finds 

Within a month, the mice had developed antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the study published on Wednesday in the journal Advanced Materials

Published on 3rd September 2020
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More cats may have COVID-19 than believed, reveals a Wuhan study

The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Emerging Microbes & Infections, showed COVID-19 antibodies present in 15 of the blood samples taken from the cats

Published on 10th September 2020
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Seasonal or common cold in past may give protection from COVID-19: Study

The study showed that the COVID-19-causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, induces memory B cells, long-lived immune cells that detect pathogens, create antibodies to destroy them

Published on 30th September 2020
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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly: Study

Antibodies produced by the body's immune system bind to a part of this protein and block the capacity of this "key" to engage with the host's cellular "lock"

Published on 17th October 2020
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Children and adults produce different types and amounts of antibodies against COVID-19: Study 

Compared with adults, children produced fewer antibodies against the virus's spike protein -- which the virus uses to infect human cells, according to the researchers

Published on 6th November 2020
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Research reveals pregnant women, newborns may face elevated risks of developing more severe cases of COVID-19

For this latest study, the scientists compared maternal antibodies against the flu (influenza), whooping cough (pertussis), and SARS-CoV-2, and how these antibodies transferred across the placenta

Published on 24th December 2020
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Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated

Published on 24th December 2020
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Study finds that immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may evolve to fight coronavirus variants

The research noted that antibodies are produced by immune cells that keep evolving due to continued exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut tissue

Published on 24th January 2021
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Scientists identify patterns of coronavirus mutations which enables it to escape existing vaccines

The spike protein is the part of the coronavirus which enables it to infect host cells, and is also the segment of the virus against which the body produces neutralising antibodies

Published on 4th February 2021
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Vax-induced antibodies may be less effective against new COVID variants

The team used their experience measuring HIV neutralizing antibodies to create similar assays for Covid-19, comparing how well the antibodies worked against the original strain versus the new variants

Published on 13th March 2021
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Study finds treatment for brain disease transmitted by tick bites

The neutralising antibodies have shown promise in preventing tick-borne encephalitis in mice

Published on 12th April 2021

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