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COVID-19 Experimental Antibody Treatment Reaches Patients

7 days ago   |   By Discovery's Edge

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Mayo Clinic began offering an experimental therapy to patients who test positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for serious illness. The therapy uses a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. But what are monoclonal antibodies? To understand this type of drug, Richard Kennedy, Ph.D. , an immunologist and co-director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Group, explains how antibodies are used in the body's natural immune response.
Natural Antibody Response
The body naturally produces immune proteins, called antibodies, that fight infection. Antibodies are made by B cells...
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Novartis licenses phase 3 COVID-19 cell therapy from Mesoblast

Novartis licenses phase 3 COVID-19 cell therapy from Mesoblast

7 days ago   |   By Fierce Biotech

Novartis licenses phase 3 COVID-19 cell therapy from Mesoblast ntaylor
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 06:47
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Adagio's COVID-19 antibody protects mice and zaps related viruses in lab tests

7 days ago   |   By Fierce Biotech

Adagio's COVID-19 antibody protects mice and zaps related viruses in lab tests arlene.weintraub
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:27
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

2nd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine

This conference is designed for experts in academia and industries working in the tissue science and regenerative field, this conference will examine cutting-edge research in... Read more ...

Wired interview Andrey Zarur

Wired interview Andrey Zarur

“Manufacturing enough Covid-19 vaccine is a logistical nightmare” GreenLight CEO Andrey Zarur tells Wired: “2,000 litre bioreactor might yield 100 times more vaccine than a... Read more ...

Better Apple Pies: HiFi Reads are a Perfect Recipe...

Better Apple Pies: HiFi Reads are a Perfect Recipe for High-Quality Apple Genome and Pangenome Assemblies 

Zhangjun Fei inspects a Mutsu apple at Indian Creek Farm in Ithaca, NY. Image credit: Boyce Thompson Institute Scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University... Read more ...

New insights into how the CRISPR immune system evolved

Although CRISPR-Cas has found many uses in biotechnology and medicine, it originates in nature, where it functions as a microbial immune system. Scientists shed new light on... Read more ...

New plant-based gel to fast-track 'mini-organs' growth, improve cancer treatment

Researchers have created the world's first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel to support organoid growth for biomedical applications. This includes cancer development... Read more ...

Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for high-level production...

The natural phenolic glycoside gastrodin is the major bioactive ingredient in the well-known Chinese herb Tianma and is widely used as a neuroprotective medicine in the clinic... Read more ...

Dual and mutual interaction between microbiota and viral infections: a...

All of humans and other mammalian species are colonized by some types of microorganisms such as bacteria, archaea, unicellular eukaryotes like fungi and protozoa, multicellular... Read more ...

Efficient protection of microorganisms for delivery to the intestinal tract...

Gut microbiota in humans and animals play an important role in health, aiding in digestion, regulation of the immune system and protection against pathogens. Changes or... Read more ...

Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision and affects thousands... Read more ...

The comparison of miRNAs that respond to anti-breast cancer drugs and usnic...

Abstract This study was designed to compare usnic acid with anti-breast cancer drug molecules routinely used in the treatment of breast cancer. The miRNA information of 17... Read more ...

Spatially Aware Dense-LinkNet Based Regression Improves Fluorescent Cell...

Recent advancements in ophthalmic imaging technology, based on adaptive optics , have enabled fluorescence imaging of retinal pigment epithelial cells directly inside the... Read more ...