Human antibodies Current Affairs, GK & News

Human antibodies  Current Affairs, GK & News

Israel isolates key antibody of COVID-19

The Israel Institute of Biological Research has isolated the key COVID-19 antibody. The “monoclonal neutralizing antibody” developed by the institute is reported to neutralize COVID-19 virus inside the infected person. Highlights The scientists believe that the antibody can possibly be the antidote that can be used in the treatment of COVID-19. The antibody is called ..

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Lucknow Medical Hospital first in the country to launch Plasma Treatment Therapy

On April 27, 2020, the King George Medical University in Uttar Pradesh became the first government hospital to launch plasma therapy to treat COVID-19. The first dose of plasma therapy was given to a 58-year old patient. Highlights The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) recently cleared the proposal of plasma therapy that was submitted ..

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What are Immunity Passports that are warned against by WHO?

The World Health Organization has recently warned against issuance of immunity passports. The organization is against the concept as there is no evidence till now that people who have recovered from COVID-19 or developed antibodies will not get infected again. What are Immunity Passports? Immunity passports are provided to persons that have been recovered from ..

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ICMR approves Plasma Therapy Treatment

The Indian Council of Medical Research has recently approved plasma therapy as potential treatment for COVID-19. However, the protocol to conduct the therapy is yet to be finalized. Plasma Therapy The Plasma Therapy is used to treat viral infections. The antibodies of person recovered from the virus are transfused into persons that are critically-ill in ..

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India begins antibody tests for Corona Virus

India is all set to begin antibody tests to confirm if a person was previously infected with the virus. This will help understand the epidemiology of Covid-19. Highlights It is a serological test that looks for antibodies in the blood. The test is different from the current methodologies that use nasal or throat swabs to ..

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