+Grim Reaper 6 Posted March 20 #1 Share Posted March 20 Quote A team of scientists from Scripps Research and the University of North Carolina (UNC) has found antibodies in the blood of certain COVID-19 donors that can block infection from a broad set of coronaviruses—specifically, in people who have recovered from the virus and were then vaccinated. They found this includes not only the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2, but also SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV. The scientists’ detailed study of the antibodies and their virus binding sites, reported on February 15, 2023, in the journal Immunity, could lead to the development of a broad coronavirus vaccine and related antibody therapeutics. Both could be used against future coronavirus pandemics as well as any future variants of SARS-CoV-2. “We show here that there are individual human monoclonal antibodies that can be found that protect against all three recent deadly coronaviruses: SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV,” says study co-senior author Raiees Andrabi, PhD, institute investigator in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research. https://scitechdaily.com/human-antibodies-discovered-that-can-block-multiple-coronaviruses-including-covid-19/ Broadly neutralizing anti-S2 antibodies protect against all three human betacoronaviruses that cause deadly disease https://www.cell.com/immunity/fulltext/S1074-7613(23)00079-1?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1074761323000791%3Fshowall%3Dtrue 5 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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