• Convalescent Plasma: A Therapy for COVID-19?

    1 month ago - By Discovery's Edge

    To develop a treatment for patients with COVID-19, researchers around the world are steadfastly exploring numerous angles, including testing existing antiviral drugs and new compounds. One potential treatment that has garnered attention is known as convalescent plasma therapy. The approach involves giving patients an infusion of antibody-rich plasma from people who have recovered from an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
    Antibodies are a tool the body uses to fight off a infections such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, pictured here in a medical illustration.
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  • Researchers harness new technology for rapid COVID-19 vaccine development

    Researchers harness new technology for rapid COVID-19 vaccine development

    1 month ago - By Fierce Biotech

    A Massachusetts General Hospital spinoff has developed a self-assembling vaccine for COVID-19 that will enter animal studies this month. It's one of several coronavirus vaccine candidates that's emerging from partnerships between technology developers and biology researchers aiming to speed up solutions to the pandemic.
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