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Scientists discover a powerful antibody that inhibits multiple strains of norovirus
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center have discovered an antibody that broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus, a major step forward in the development of an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach virus. (2019-06-18)
Preventing drugs from being transported
A research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. (2019-06-17)
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies
Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. (2019-06-13)
New insight could improve maternal vaccines that also protect newborns
Duke researchers describe a previously unidentified route for antibodies to be transferred from the mother to the fetus, illuminating a potential way to capitalize on this process to control when and how certain antibodies are shared. (2019-06-13)
Identification of protective antibodies may be key to effective malaria vaccine
Researchers from the University of Oxford, along with partners from five institutions around the world, have identified the human antibodies that prevent the malaria parasite from entering blood cells, which may be key to creating a highly effective malaria vaccination. (2019-06-13)
Genetics influence how protective childhood vaccines are for individual infants
A genome-wide search in thousands of children in the UK and Netherlands has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine childhood immunizations. (2019-06-11)
Antibodies against HPV16 can develop up to 40 years before throat cancer is diagnosed
An international group of researchers has found that antibodies to the human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) develop in the body between six to 40 years prior to a clinical diagnosis of throat cancer, and their presence indicates a strong increased risk of the disease. (2019-06-11)
Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous
A multicenter team led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-05)
Choosing the right drug to fight cancer
Biochemists at Université de Montreal discover a new mechanism to better predict whether an anti-cancer therapy will work. (2019-06-04)
Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans
A universal flu vaccine that could prevent a potential influenza pandemic has been a holy grail for epidemiologists around the world ever since the first flu vaccines were developed in 1938. (2019-06-03)
Monkey-infecting virus may provide part of future HIV vaccine
A protein from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), which can infect monkeys and apes, has shown promise as a potential component of a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), in a new study from scientists at Scripps Research. (2019-05-22)
Antibody responses vs. Ebola keep evolving in survivors, months after recovery
Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses in four people who received care at Emory University Hospital in 2014. (2019-05-16)
Human antibody reveals hidden vulnerability in influenza virus
The ever-changing 'head' of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report NIAID-funded scientists. (2019-05-16)
Johns Hopkins researchers find widely 'inconsistent' use of antibodies in lab experiments
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Center say they have affirmed widespread inconsistencies in the use of a common laboratory procedure called immunohistochemical staining, and say the variations are making many laboratory experiments unreliable. (2019-05-15)
New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes
Collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Professor Kurt Gothelf's laboratory at Aarhus University yields novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. (2019-05-10)
Making a meal of it: Mosquito spit protein controls blood feeding
Researchers led by Kanazawa University developed a transgenic approach to inactivating the mosquito salivary protein AAPP. (2019-05-10)
New HIV vaccine strategy 'pumps' the immune system
A new HIV vaccine delivery strategy appears to enhance the protective immune response in a preclinical model. (2019-05-09)
Key step in transformation of B cells to antibody-secreting cells described
Immunologist Frances Lund, Ph.D., and colleagues have detailed the role of a key controlling factor in the transformation of B cells into antibody-secreting cells, the cells that produce antibodies to fight invading pathogens like viruses. (2019-05-07)
Study shows drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica
The drug eculizumab, a synthetic antibody that inhibits the inflammatory response, significantly reduced the risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). (2019-05-03)
The mechanism of action of an antitumour drug used for the treatment of gliobla
The antibody mAb806 is used to treat glioblastoma, although its mechanism of action has been unknown until now. (2019-05-02)
Research decodes one way cancer survives treatment, proposes a way to prevent it
Cancer cells have various tricks up their metaphorical sleeves to survive in the face of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other cancer treatments. (2019-04-30)
New study aims to better understand Kawasaki disease
A new study looks to define the antibody characteristics, including clonality, of plasmablasts during Kawasaki disease. (2019-04-27)
Humanization of antibodies targeting human herpesvirus 6B
A Japanese research group have succeeded in humanization of mouse antibodies that can neutralize the infection caused by human herpesvirus 6B. (2019-04-26)
Lifetime flu vaccine?
Another year, another flu vaccine because so far scientists haven't managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. (2019-04-26)
Simple and fast method for radiolabelling antibodies against breast cancer
Radioactive antibodies that target cancer cells are used for medical diagnostics with PET imaging or for targeted radioimmunotherapy. (2019-04-23)
Getting closer: Finding out why the immune system attacks itself
University of Houston biomolecular engineer Navin Varadarajan thinks B cells gone bad could be the culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis and he is the first to publish a comprehensive profile of the cells, moving closer to finding out why the immune system attacks itself in patients with RA. (2019-04-11)
Researchers discover new technique to test for viral infections
A team of researchers at Colorado State University has developed technology that can detect small amounts of antibodies in a person's blood. (2019-04-08)
Synthetic antibody rapidly protects mice and monkeys from Zika
A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report April 5 in the journal Molecular Therapy. (2019-04-05)
Edible antibodies to treat and prevent gastrointestinal disorders
Therapeutic antibodies are increasingly being used in the clinic for the treatment of various diseases. (2019-04-01)
Dissecting dengue: Innovative model sheds light on confounding immune response
A challenge of dengue infection -- for which 40 percent of the global population is at risk -- is that it can be caused by one of four versions of the virus, and infection by one type only protects for that version and can cause more severe disease following infection with another type. (2019-03-28)
Antibodies stabilize plaque in arteries
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. (2019-03-21)
Antibodies from earlier exposures affect response to new flu strains
Research from UT Austin highlights role of immunological imprinting -- or how the immune system fights the flu after previous exposure to the virus via infections or vaccinations -- in the elicitation of new antibodies. (2019-03-20)
Fast-acting agent shows promise in reversing effects of ticagrelor
PB2452 provides immediate and sustained reversal of ticagrelor's antiplatelet effects (2019-03-17)
Rejection of transplanted organs: Long-awaited structure offers new insights
One third of organ transplants are lost to transplant rejection. (2019-03-14)
Preclinical data shows combination immunotherapy could stop liver cancer growth
New preclinical data from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center offers proof-of-principle for a combination immunotherapy that suppresses tumor growth in the liver. (2019-03-13)
Antibody-drug conjugate shows efficacy against cell surface protein in neuroblastoma
Physician-scientists in the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a preclinical, potent therapy attached to an antibody that targets a surface protein expressed in most childhood neuroblastomas, effectively killing cancer cells. (2019-03-13)
Scientists discover a potential strategy to treat influenza A
A team of researchers from Scripps Research and Janssen Research & Development LLC has discovered an orally active small molecule that neutralizes influenza A group 1 viruses, the most common flu strains. (2019-03-08)
An antibody-mimicking small molecule protects mice against lethal influenza
Researchers present a newly identified small molecule influenza inhibitor, which, when administered orally, is capable of protecting mice from extremely lethal doses of influenza. (2019-03-07)
Novel treatments offer new hope for patients with autoimmune disease
Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed a new approach that targets the misfunctioning immune cells while leaving normal immune cells in place. (2019-03-04)
Gut immune cells play by their own rules
Only a few vaccines -- for example, against polio and rotavirus -- can be given orally. (2019-03-04)
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