A new antibody has been discovered to reduce how severe a number of coronaviruses are. Included is the novel coronavirus and the original SARS virus.
The antibody was found by analyzing the blood of a patient who had contracted SARS and survived almost twenty years ago. They also found it by studying a patient infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Over 1,700 antibodies were identified by researchers from Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
50 of the antibodies had the capability of binding to both SARS and COVID-19. One could bind to animal coronaviruses.
After testing on mice they realized it can be used as a therapeutic treatment in those infected with COVID-19.
Another study recently found another antibody with the power to neutralize all strains of COVID-19.
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