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The needle-free detection of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies from urine

While serological tests are not intended to diagnose an acute SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection, they can indicate the presence of antibodies generated from previous viral exposure or vaccination. Several diagnostic kits to assess the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are available on the market, all using blood/serum... click to read more

  • Fernanda Fonseca Ramos | Junior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Eduardo Antônio Ferraz Coelho | Full Professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Fernanda Ludolf | Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 22, 2022
Mild or severe COVID-19? An antibody story

At this point, we're no strangers to COVID-19, the disease caused by the viral agent SARS-CoV-2. Why some people got very sick with COVID-19, even die, while others had an only mild illness, barely even noticing they are sick, was an enigma even as the... click to read more

  • Arjun Arkal Rao | Data Scientist at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
  • Alexis J. Combes | Group Leader at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 30, 2021
From days to hours: detecting SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) requires no introduction. Since late December 2019, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has infected close to 40 million and claimed over a million lives. Like in any other infection, the body mounts an immune response against SARS-CoV-2. One type of... click to read more

  • Charles Kevin Tiu | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Vivian Chih-Wei Chen | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 14, 2021
The Janus-Faced Nature of Cancer Immunity

Cancer, viruses, bacteria, and chemicals are threatening our bodies every day. The weapon our body uses to fight these threats is our immune system. When triggered by the presence of something it perceives as foreign (and therefore danger), our immune system will produce antibodies targeting... click to read more

  • Chih-Wei Lin | Staff Scientist at The Scripps research institute, San Diego, California, USA
  • Richard Lerner | Professor at The Scripps research institute, San Diego, California, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 21, 2020
Obesity: The heavyweight of cancer

Obesity rivals tobacco as the leading preventable risk factor leading to cancer and is associated with reduced patient survival. While most people are aware of the connection between smoking and cancer, the connection with obesity is currently underappreciated. In fact, it is estimated that obesity... click to read more

  • Daniela Quail | Assistant Professor at Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Oakley Olson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York, United States
  • Johanna Joyce | Professor at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 12, 2018