Antibody: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

COVID-19: ICMR develops “Purified Antisera” as treatment

The Indian Council of Medical Research along with Hyderabad based Biological E has developed “Purified Antisera”. The antiserum has been obtained from animals. This is to be used as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Highlights The new therapy works just like that of plasma therapy. But here the plasma is obtained from animals. Antiserum ..

Is the re-infection of Covid-19 in Hong Kong dangerous?

The first evidence of a re-infection of Covid-19 has been reported by the researchers of Hong Kong. They also stated further research is needed on the issue to make a clear idea about the re-infection as only one report has been noticed so far. Antibody development The antibody is also known as immunoglobulin. It is ..

Sero-Prevalence Study Conducted by Health Ministry in Delhi

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has commissioned a study based on sero-surveillance in Delhi. It has been conducted by the National Center for Disease Control in collaboration with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in a rigorous multi-stage sampling study design. Highlights The study, conducted between 27th June and 10th July ..

Singapore develops antibody test to identify COVID-19

The Singapore Ministry of Health announced that an antibody test has been developed by the country’s medical school and it has successfully identified two people, who were infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The currently used molecular test detects the viral genetic material in oral swab samples whereas the newly developed test detects antibodies developed by ..

Woman scientists Frances H. Arnold wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and British scientist Sir Gregory P. Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”. Dr. Arnold and Dr. Smith ..