Apr 10 2019 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of its isotype-specific secondary antibodies. This new range of recombinant monoclonal antibodies, directed against the three main mouse isotypes: IgG1, IgG2a, and IgG2b, offer improved signal detection and specificity in imaging, ELISA, flow cytometry, […]Continue Reading ...
A team of Colorado State University researchers has developed technology that can detect extremely small amounts of antibodies in a person’s blood. Antibodies develop to infect cells or kill pathogens, essentially fighting off a bacteria or virus. The levels of antibodies in the blood can tell whether that person is sick. Using a small wire […]Continue Reading ...
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded an international consortium led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, a five-year, $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against four highly lethal viruses for which there are no approved vaccines or treatments. The viruses are the tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which reduces the risk of it rupturing and causing a blood clot. It is hoped that the results, which are […]Continue Reading ...
Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. The results should change our approach to infection sensitivity in newborns, they say. Antibodies are transferred from the mother’s blood to the fetus that […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 6 2019 Postnova Analytics Inc. reports how its Electrical Asymmetrical Flow Field Flow Fractionation (EAF4) and Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) modules have been used to determine the physicochemical and biophysical attributes of monoclonal antibodies. EAF4 technology uniquely combines the principle of Electrical and Asymmetrical Field Flow Fractionation in just one system. In a Postnova […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 21 2019 The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report February 19 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. With age, B cells and the antibodies they secrete acquire fewer mutations […]Continue Reading ...
Type 1 diabetes starts out as a sneak attack. For unknown reasons, the immune system makes antibodies against insulin and other proteins in the insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas, targeting these healthy cells for destruction. Clinical trials have suggested that, if the attack is stopped early with immune-modulating therapies, full-blown type 1 diabetes might […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. The results should change our approach to infection sensitivity in newborns, they say. Antibodies are transferred from the mother’s blood […]Continue Reading ...
A 3-D image of a flu virus. Credit: Center for Disease Control A team of researchers from the Netherlands, the U.S. and Belgium has found a small molecule that mimics the behavior of broadly neutralizing antibodies. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their search for the molecule and how well […]Continue Reading ...
We are repeatedly exposed to the influenza virus via infections, vaccinations and our communal environments. The annual flu shot is believed to be the best line of defense, and doctors recommend vaccinations every year because the flu virus is in a constant state of adaptation and mutation, rendering older vaccines obsolete. The conventional wisdom guiding […]Continue Reading ...
Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up. It’s a key protective mechanism that the scientists want to better understand with the long-term goal of manipulating it to help keep us […]Continue Reading ...
One in three people is plagued by an allergy, triggered by foodstuffs, fungi, house dust mites or on a seasonal basis due to pollen. The latter group is the largest: around 800 million people worldwide suffer from some form of allergy to pollen, with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and severe […]Continue Reading ...
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report February 19 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. With age, B cells and the antibodies they secrete acquire fewer mutations that would provide […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second viral protein in addition to the one that they bind. The study, to be published January 25 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that antibodies that recognize the viral surface […]Continue Reading ...
- Designing an inexpensive surgical headlight: A Q&A with a Stanford surgeon
- States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t
- Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds
- Measles vaccination rates are a ‘public health time bomb’
- Maths made easier for scientists students who shun the subject wins award
- Researchers decode how cancer drug works in brains of Parkinson’s disease patients
- Smarter Brain Cancer Trial Comes to Columbia
- Researchers Seek Sage Advice Of Elders On Aging Issues
- New chemical synthesis strategy leads to identification of novel, simpler derivatives
- Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease
- Feces transplantation is effective and provides economic benefits
- Eisenhower Health first in Southern California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD/emphysema
- Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers
- Porvair Sciences offers highly effective P3 microplate for biological sample clean-up
- Air pollution increases risk for respiratory hospitalization among childhood cancer survivors
- We are sitting more! How bad is that?
- Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk
- ADHD Screening: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information
- Cellular alterations increase vulnerability of obese and diabetic individuals to infection
- Association Insurance Pushes On Despite Court Ruling