Researchers have uncovered how a potent antibody is able to neutralize the Zika virus and prevent an infection from taking place. The discovery holds potential as a treatment target in the fight against Zika.
Public Health November 26, 2016
The newly identified N6 antibody was found potent in neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains making it an attractive candidate for developing a potential treatment or preventive tool for HIV infection. What makes this antibody different?
Medicine November 20, 2016
Researchers in the United States have identified a human antibody that can potentially protect pregnant women and their fetus from Zika virus infection. Experts hope the antiviral can lead to development of effective treatments.
Medicine November 8, 2016
NIH and Emory University researchers have found that it’s possible for the simian immunodeficiency virus, HIV’s form in primates, to undergo sustained remission. This opens up the possibility of sustained HIV remission in human patients.
Medicine October 14, 2016
Scientists are developing a new antibody-based drug therapy that may provide long-term control over HIV. A single dose of the therapy can help patients make better antibodies against the virus.
Medicine May 9, 2016
One of the most common eating disorder, anorexia, may be caused by a bacteria. The physical infection triggers an immune response, but the antibodies attack the brain, causing feelings of personal disgust.
Medicine April 25, 2016
Sepsis is a serious problem that affects over 19 million people around the world every year. Researchers from the Institute for Basic Science are looking to address the condition by boosting blood vessel strength.
Medicine April 23, 2016
Merck’s bezlotoxumab has been found by two Phase 3 studies to be effective in reducing risks of recurrence involving Clostridium difficile infections.
Life September 23, 2015
Seventy-eight-year-old James Harrison from Australia has been donating his blood for the past 60 years. His blood has been used by doctors in his country to produce an antibody shot that prevents the potentially fatal effects of Rh disease in pregnant women.
Life June 15, 2015
The HIV virus can be suppressed for weeks after a single dose of the newly developed 3BNC117 antibody. Could this lead to a new treatment for HIV?
Life April 8, 2015
Dengue fever could soon be treated by a newly-identified antibody. How serious is this disease, and why have treatments been so hard to develop?
Life February 20, 2015
A new study has shown that an antibody that can be detected in the blood before the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) can be the key to inhibiting the onset of the disease.
Life February 24, 2014
People suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may harbor a specific antibody in their blood, possibly allowing for early detection prior to the appearance of symptoms.
Life February 22, 2014