• 'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV
    With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers at Vanderbilt University have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than can any ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Antibody's Unusual Abilities Might Inspire Vaccine Strategies
    The recent discovery of a novel antibody that works in an unusual way might inspire ideas for designing more effective vaccines. Among the common pathogens that could be targeted are urinary-tract infecting strains of E. coli. The antibody appears to have properties that ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Molecular Homing Beacon Redirects Human Antibodies to Fight Pathogenic Bacteria
    With the threat of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens growing, new ideas to treat infections are sorely needed. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report preliminary success ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Llama Antibodies Could Hold Key to Robust Marburg and Ebola Virus Diagnostics
    Rapidly diagnosing infectious disease is critical to limiting its spread and containing an outbreak; as the world has witnessed over the past year with the spread of Ebolavirus disease. Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio are receiving funding ...More
    April 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • In First Human Study, New Antibody Therapy Shows Promise in Suppressing HIV Infection
    In the first results to emerge from HIV patient trials of a new generation of so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies, Rockefeller University researchers have found the experimental therapy can dramatically reduce the amount of virus present in a patient's blood. The ...More
    April 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • Antibodies From Camels Could Protect Humans From MERS
    Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to a study published online March 18th in the Journal of Virology, a journal published by the American Society ...More
    March 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • TSRI Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Viruses
    Marburg virus is Ebola's deadly cousin. The virus is up to 90 percent lethal, and doctors are desperate for tools to fight it. Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have captured the first images showing how immune molecules bind to a site on the surface ...More
    February 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • Powerful Dengue Neutralizing Antibody is Found
    A new Duke-NUS-led study has identified a super-potent antibody which requires a minute amount to neutralize the dengue virus. The study, published online on Feb. 20 in the journal Nature Communications, showed how a newly identified antibody 5J7, is highly effective in ...More
    February 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Induces Antibodies That Protect Against H7N9 Avian Flu
    Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations. These antibodies account for a small percentage of the total immune response, but ...More
    February 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • NTU Singapore Develops New Weapon in the War Against Flu Pandemics and Pneumonia
    Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia. Proven effective in lab tests, the antibody is now being made suitable for use in humans. The ...More
    February 13, 2015 Posted in News
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