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Single dose of antibodies can knock out HIV in newborns

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID A single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby, new nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. When that single dose is given is …

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New method enables easier and faster detection of celiac disease antibodies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Point-of-care (POC) testing is a rapidly growing sector, bringing medical testing from central laboratories to where the patient is receiving care. Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a novel diagnostic method coined RFS (Rapid FRET serodiagnostics) for the rapid on-site measurement of antibodies from …

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DNA technology as a novel strategy for delivery of anti-HIV antibodies

Dr. David Weiner overseeing a lab experiment. Credit: The Wistar Institute Scientists at The Wistar Institute applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models, providing proof of concept for a simple and effective next generation approach to HIV prevention …

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Improving research with more effective antibodies

A new study points to the need for better antibody validation, and outlines a process that other labs can use to make sure the antibodies they work with function properly. Credit: The Neuro A new study points to the need for better antibody validation, and outlines a process that other …

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Enterovirus antibodies detected in acute flaccid myelitis patients

EV-D68. Credit: CDC A new study analyzing samples from patients with and without acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) provides additional evidence for an association between the rare but often serious condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, and infection with non-polio enteroviruses. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), …

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