New experimental coronavirus vaccine boosted antibody levels in mice 90-fold

New experimental coronavirus vaccine prevented severe disease in mice after two doses of the jab boosted their antibody levels 90-fold Researchers genetically modified vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), which causes a mild illness in livestock, to become a vaccine The team took out a gene from VSV and inserted the spike protein from the coronavirus, which … Read more New experimental coronavirus vaccine boosted antibody levels in mice 90-fold

Antibody coronavirus tests fail to work for large number of people

Large numbers of people hit by coronavirus could be being missed due to failures in antibody tests for those with only mild infections, according to researchers at Oxford University. A study of more than 9,000 healthcare workers found that significant numbers of people had received negative test results despite being likely to have already contracted Covid-19. … Read more Antibody coronavirus tests fail to work for large number of people

Antibody coronavirus tests fail to work for large number of people

Large numbers of people hit by coronavirus could be being missed due to failures in antibody tests for those with only mild infections, according to researchers at Oxford University. A study of more than 9,000 healthcare workers found that significant numbers of people had received negative test results despite being likely to have already contracted Covid-19. … Read more Antibody coronavirus tests fail to work for large number of people

Only 7.1% of the UK has had coronavirus: Major antibody study reveals

How Covid affected England, Wales and Scotland: People in London were twice as likely to have had the disease as those North of the Border or the South West of England Just 7 per cent of people in the UK have been infected with coronavirus, according to early results from the biggest study of its … Read more Only 7.1% of the UK has had coronavirus: Major antibody study reveals

Antibody tests are back on the market in Superdrug

Britons can now buy coronavirus antibody tests on the high street to find out if they have had Covid-19 in the past.  Superdrug has today relaunched its blood testing service after having it shut down by regulators in May over accuracy concerns. The retailer changed its service to take blood from veins instead of relying … Read more Antibody tests are back on the market in Superdrug

‘Game-changing’ antibody test that takes 20 minutes passes first trials with 98.6% accuracy

‘Game-changing’ coronavirus antibody test that takes 20 minutes passes first trials with 98.6% accuracy Easy-to-read fingerprick tests were shown to be 98.6 per cent accurate The Oxford University developed AbC-19 tests will be distributed for free Large number of the tests were produced while waiting for regulatory approval By Helena Kelly For The Daily Mail … Read more ‘Game-changing’ antibody test that takes 20 minutes passes first trials with 98.6% accuracy

Coronavirus UK: Antibody test made in MARCH waits for approval

A manufacturer of a high-performing Covid-19 antibody test has still not managed to get it approved by officials for use in England — despite submitting proof months ago that it works better than others on the market. Derby-based SureScreen Diagnostics first created its rapid antibody test, which tests blood to see whether someone has had … Read more Coronavirus UK: Antibody test made in MARCH waits for approval

Germany vulnerable to second wave of Covid-19 as antibody study reveals only 1.3% has immunity

Germany is vulnerable to a second Covid-19 wave because only 1.3 per cent of the country has developed antibodies, experts fear.  The Robert Koch Institute, the nation’s infectious diseases agency, warned almost everyone in the country may still be at risk of getting infected.   Even the minority with antibodies — thought to be around 1million … Read more Germany vulnerable to second wave of Covid-19 as antibody study reveals only 1.3% has immunity

Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then … Read more Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then … Read more Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19