87% of people in TN have antibodies to Covid: Study

The fourth phase of sero-surveillance, conducted by the Directorate of Public Health, showed that 87 per cent of people tested in Tamil Nadu have antibodies to Covid-19.

published on : 10th February 2022

Private hospitals in Kerala use costly COVID drug despite ineffectiveness against Omicron

A week later, Health Minister Veena George announced the dominance of Omicron as 94 per cent  of the samples tested were infected with the new variant.

published on : 7th February 2022

Despite being ineffective against Omicron, demand rises for antibody cocktail jabs

However, the doctors say that the demand is mostly panic driven and there are much cheaper alternatives to treat the severity of Covid in the third wave.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Scientists identify antibodies that can block Omicron variant of COVID-19

The research, published in the journal Nature, may help design vaccines and antibody treatments that will be effective against not only Omicron but other variants that may emerge in the future.

published on : 29th December 2021

Scientists identify antibodies that might neutralize Omicron

The omicron variant has 37 mutations in the spike protein, which it uses to latch onto and invade cells.

published on : 28th December 2021

Covid antibodies found in breast milk of vaccinated, infected moms: Study

However, the study published recently in the journal JAMA Pediatrics does not imply that breast milk antibodies can provide protection against COVID-19 for nursing children.

published on : 15th November 2021

Covid vaccinated people with prior infection may have more antibodies: Study

The 73 were divided into two groups -- those who were infected at 90 days or closer to the first vaccine dose, and those whose exposure to the virus was more than 90 days before the initial shot.

published on : 2nd November 2021

GHs used monoclonal antibodies to treat Covid, no adverse effects found

The Health Department has treated Covid-19 patients at government medical college hospitals with monoclonal antibodies, according to senior officials.

published on : 27th October 2021

82% adults, 40% children in Kerala have Covid antibodies, finds sero survey

The relatively high seroprevalence among children indicates that school reopening will not pose major concerns, according to health experts.

published on : 11th October 2021

Over 73 per cent people in Odisha's 12 districts have COVID antibodies: ICMR serosurvey

While sero-positivity was the highest 93.9 per cent among the healthcare workers, it was around 70 per cent in the 6-10 age group and 74 per cent among the people aged 11 to 18 years.

published on : 27th September 2021

Study: Antibodies present six months after second Covid jab

This raises questions on the need for a booster dose, or third dose, six months after the second dose.

published on : 26th September 2021

WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people

The UN health agency said the new advice was based on evidence from experimental trials, including a British-run study that is the world's largest for testing potential COVID-19 treatments.

published on : 24th September 2021

Vaccinated pregnant women pass high level of antibodies to babies: Study

The research team led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine in the US found that 100 per cent of the infants had protective antibodies at birth.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Tiny antibodies from llamas can potentially treat COVID-19: Study

Researchers at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK found that nanobodies -- a smaller, simple form of antibody -- can effectively target the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Antibodies from original Covid virus strain don't bind to variants: Study

The researchers studied the convergent antibodies' ability to bind to several variants and found that they no longer bound to some.

published on : 21st September 2021
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