Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: antibodies

China’s vaccines produced antibodies that lasted 6 months, says country’s top scientist

The high levels of antibodies show that the shots can provide immunity against the virus for a longer period of time, chief scientist Zeng Guang said.

RECOVERY trial to test REGN-COV2, first specifically designed antibody cocktail for Covid

The RECOVERY trial, the world's largest trial, is currently looking for therapeutic options against Covid.

9 reasons why Covid vaccine will be widely available in 2021

As a physician-scientist, I am asked how I can be sure that researchers will develop a successful Covid vaccine — after all, we still don’t have one for HIV.

Some Covid-19 antibodies could last in recovered patients for at least 6 months, study finds

Findings based on studies of patients in Wuhan, among the first to have recovered from Covid worldwide. Earlier studies suggested the antibodies decline after 2-3 months.

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe she’s a honeybee—How insects survive without antibodies

In ‘Every Creature Has A Story’, Janaki Lenin writes about how hard-working bees avoid disease while living in densely-populated hives.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.