Quantcast

Latest antibodies Stories

2013-04-15 13:41:37

New data on T cells' protective role suggests need for new approach to dengue vaccine design As efforts to create a strong and effective vaccine for the dreaded dengue virus continue to hit snags, a new study from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology offers surprising evidence that suggests the need for a revamped approach to dengue vaccine design. The finding runs counter to current scientific understanding of the key cells that need to be induced to develop...

2013-04-12 15:54:36

Researchers have discovered that rising temperature induces key changes in the dengue virus when it enters its human host, and the findings represent a new approach for designing vaccines against the aggressive mosquito-borne pathogen. The researchers found that the dengue virus particles swell slightly and take on a bumpy appearance when heated to human body temperature, exposing "epitopes," or regions where antibodies could attach to neutralize the virus. The discovery is significant...

2013-04-08 11:49:56

Potential weakness identified in make-up of these deadly agents can immediately yield a sensitive test By screening a library of a billion llama antibodies on live Ebola viruses in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute's highest biocontainment laboratory, scientists in San Antonio have identified a potential weakness in the make-up of these deadly agents that can immediately yield a sensitive test. "Detecting single viral protein components can be challenging, especially at very low...

Possible HIV Vaccine Found In The Evolution Of Antibodies
2013-04-05 13:09:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When HIV enters the human body, it begins an arms race with the immune system which is constantly attempting to develop new ways to destroy the invader. Unfortunately, the body is at some point overwhelmed by a multitude of HIV mutations before the immune system is able to develop a superweapon against the virus. However, some immune systems do develop a superweapon called "broadly neutralizing antibodies” a few years after the...

2013-04-04 16:11:30

Viruses have historically been classified into one of two types — those with an outer lipid-containing envelope and those without an envelope. For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered that hepatitis A virus, a common cause of enterically-transmitted hepatitis, takes on characteristics of both virus types depending on whether it is in a host or in the environment. "The whole universe of virology is divided into two types of viruses —...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
Related