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Study of antibody evolution charts course toward HIV vaccine

In an advance for HIV vaccine research, a scientific team has discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection...

Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising

In 2011, biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) demonstrated a highly effective method for delivering HIV-fighting antibodies to mice—a treatment that protected the mice...

Building a better malaria vaccine: Mixing the right cocktail

A safe and effective malaria vaccine is high on the wish list of most people concerned with global health. Results published on December 26...

Microchip can rapidly, comprehensively measure an individual’s vaccine response

Scientists from the Center for Innovations in Medicine in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have developed a comprehensive, microchip-based technology, called immunosignature...

The hitchhiker antigen: Cause for concern?

Since antibodies first attained prominence as research reagents in modern biological science labs, researchers have been perplexed as to why one production lot can...

Researchers create Alzheimer’s antibodies

Troy, N.Y. -- Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to design antibodies aimed at combating disease. The surprisingly simple process was used to make antibodies that neutralize the harmful protein particles that ...

Recognizing blood poisoning quickly

Is the patient suffering from blood poisoning? To answer this question, the doctor draws a blood sample and sends it to a central laboratory for testing. This takes up valuable time, which could cost the patient his life. In future, physicians will be ...

Research into synthetic antibodies offers hope for new diagnostics

Antibodies are watchdogs of human health, continuously prowling the body and registering minute changes associated with infection or disease with astonishing acuity. They also serve as biochemical memory banks, faithfully recording information abo...

First liver transplant patients receive experimental drug to prevent hepatitis C...

Boston, Mass. -- Following a successful Phase 1 study for safety, researchers at MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) today announced the beginning of a Phase 2 clinical trial testing the ability of a human mono...

UNC-led team tests commonly used antibodies

If a strand of your DNA was stretched out completely, it would be more than six feet long. It's hard to imagine that it can fit inside the nucleus of one of your cells, but that's exactly how it works. For much of the last century, scientists h...

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