Tuesday, 17 May, 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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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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