Using Pigs to Evaluate Flu Antibody Therapies

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute, working closely with Inovio Pharmaceuticals, have proven that pigs can be used to determine whether influenza antibody therapies are effective. The team’s new research, recently published in the Journal of Immunology, found that a human antibody (2-12C) can neutralize the H1N1 2009 flu pandemic virus in pigs, which provides protection against 

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Elderly Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease are More Susceptible to COVID-19 Infection

Researchers at the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) discovered elevated levels of ACE2 during SARS-CoV-2 entry receptor gene expression in elderly patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with its spread worldwide is reportedly hitting the elderly population most aggressively. Data has also shown that older people who have chronic comorbidities such as 

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Scientists Discover Pdap1 Protects B-Cells

A research study set to be published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine by a team at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has identified a protein called Pdap1 that supports B cells from stress-induced cell death while encouraging antibody gene diversification. B Cells’ Role in the Immune System The body’s defense system 

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