Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicAntibody test

Topic: antibody test

Regeneron antibody cocktail, given to Trump for Covid, gets emergency-use nod from US FDA

Regeneron said it expects to have doses for treating early Covid symptoms, for 80,000 patients by November-end, and about 200,000 patients by first week of January.

Too early to say Indians have T cell-mediated protection against Covid infection, says ICMR

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan says Covid is spreading to new areas in India but 66 per cent of cases continue to be in 50 districts and 82 per cent in 10 states.

Delhi man donates plasma 6 times to Covid patients. Here’s what experts have to say

Delhi resident Tabrej Khan donated plasma 6 times between 18 April and 20 June. He is now planning to donate for a seventh time and sent his blood for antibody test to LNJP hospital.

Why you should not get depressed over studies that say Covid antibodies fade fast

Researchers say none of these findings is any reason to stop or slow down vaccine work and if anything, it should redouble the efforts if natural immunity fades quickly.

Covid antibodies fade rapidly in mild cases, raise risk of lost immunity, report says

Research on blood taken from 34 patients found the loss of antibodies occurred more quickly than with SARS, an earlier type of coronavirus infection.

Fingerprick antibody test with ‘98.6% accuracy’ could see mass rollout in UK by year-end

Once approved, UK government hopes to distribute the kits online for free rather than sell them through supermarkets, says a report in The Telegraph.

Serological survey kicks off in Delhi as national capital’s Covid cases surge

The serological survey is being conducted to assess the actual spread of the Covid infection. 

RT-PCR, antigen, antibody, TrueNAT — all you need to know about the different Covid tests

Each kind of test has different processes, prices & also purposes — antigen tests can identify positive cases, while antibody tests can screen a wide area.

Antibodies in Covid recovered patients last only 2-3 months, finds Nature study

The Chinese study also found that asymptomatic individuals have less antibodies than symptomatic ones, a fact that could have significant bearing on vaccines. 

Hospital staff with Covid-19 produced antibodies that could prevent reinfection, says study

The research addresses a crucial question whether people who have Covid-19, especially milder forms, develop antibodies capable of protecting them against reinfection.

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Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.