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(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Two genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus, report scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). After introducing genetic mutations into two potent HIV bNAbs, researchers prepared intravenous infusions of two bNAbs. Single infusions of each modified bNAb protected monkeys against weekly exposures to simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) up to 37 weeks, compared with a median of three weeks in 12 monkeys receiving no antibody.NEXT ARTICLE
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...
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An antibody is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. Antibodies may be produc...