Tag: AntiBody

COVID Antibody Treatments Exceed Expectations

Regeneron’s results were on the first 409 people in a study that has enrolled more than 2,000 so far. All tested negative for the virus...

Mucosal immunity might play ‘significant role’ in preventing COVID-19 transmission: Scientists

Mucous membranes of the nose and mouth might play a “significant role” in curbing the spread of COVID-19, say scientists who call for more studies...

Covid-19: Indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma Therapy not advisable, says ICMR | India News

NEW DELHI: The Country’s top medical research body–India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) should...

moderna covid vaccine: Moderna vaccine results ‘stunningly impressive,’ Fauci tells AFP

Washington: The United States’ top infectious disease scientist on Monday hailed early results from Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine trial as “stunningly impressive,” calling the findings an...

Pre-existing antibodies may protect some people against novel coronavirus, says study

Scientists have found that some antibodies, created by the immune system during infection with common cold coronaviruses, can also target the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2, and...

IAVI, Merck KGaA, Serum Institute join hands to develop monoclonal antibodies for Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Non-profit scientific research organisation IAVI, vaccine major Serum Institute of India and global science and technology firm Merck KGaA have entered into an...

‘India reached Covid-19 peak in September, likely to have over one crore cases by February 2021’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Number of active symptomatic Covid-19 cases in India has already peaked at around 10 lakhs on September 17 and the cases, which are...

DCGI nod to Phase-1 human trials of ‘antisera’ with potential to treat COVID-19

The Drugs Controller General of India has given permission for conducting Phase-1 human clinical trial for an “antisera” that was developed by injecting inactivated SARS-CoV-2...

India to be a big hub for production of Russian vaccines: Kirill Dimitriev, CEO, RDIF

Russia’s sovereign fund, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has announced a distribution tie up with India’s Dr Reddy’s which the organisation said is the...

Sero-survey conducted in August finds no antibodies in 30% of recovered COVID-19 patients

A sero-prevalance survey conducted in the first week of August in Delhi has found that 79 of the 257 people who recovered from COVID-19 did...

UK trials new antibody cocktail treatment for COVID-19

LONDON: The UK on Monday began human trials of a new antibody treatment for patients hospitalised with COVID-19. As part of the government-backed Randomised Evaluation...

India had estimated 6.4 million Covid-19 infections by early May: National serosurvey | India News

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited findings of the first national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, indicated that 0.73...

Covid roundup: Curbs eased under Unlock 4; 87k healthcare workers infected so far & more | India News

NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs on Saturday released fresh guidelines for ‘Unlock 4‘ that will come in force from September 1. Under the...

new sero survey: New sero-survey: One-fourth of samples to be taken from people in 50 and above age group

NEW DELHI: The new sero-prevalence survey in the national capital will exclude those who were part of the previous exercise and 25 per cent of...

BJP and Congress are engaged in dirty fight in Rajasthan: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal questions the timing of the battle between the two national parties in Rajasthan, especially since people are more worried about...

COVID Vaccine Tested in People Shows Early Promise

July 15, 2020 — Every person who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273, developed an immune response to the virus that causes it, the company...

Hyd co to start human trials on Covid vaccine soon; Cadila too gets DCGI nod for vaccine trial | India News

NEW DELHI: With the Modi government giving top priority to the indigenous development of Covid-19 vaccine amid the rising cases, Hyderabad-based vaccine major Bharat Biotech...

Antibodies Tested as Possible COVID Treatment

Indeed, when the Regeneron team screened single antibodies against the coronavirus, it found the virus could escape them fairly easily within just a few...

Delayed survey data blurs India’s coronavirus picture

India has lost two weeks in its bid to get a picture of the spread of the coronavirus in its population because of poor Chinese...

coronavirus vaccine: What if we already have a coronavirus vaccine?

by Melinda Wenner Moyer As the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, tens of thousands of people could die. But some scientists believe a vaccine...

View: Combining sampling and testing can be most effective to get the economy back on track

By Anu Acharya, Anup Malani & Manoj Mohanan After many delays, India is finally expanding its Covid-19-testing efforts. Testing has several objectives. Identifying those who...

Will Antibody Tests Help Us Leave Quarantine?

That won’t happen, he says, until enough people who test positive for antibodies return to the workforce — and then either get reinfected or don’t....

Allow us to test plasma therapy, states tell Centre

NEW DELHI: Saddled with a spike in Covid-19 numbers, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have sought the Centre’s permission to conduct convalescent plasma therapy, which...

ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests for COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued an advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters...