Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.

NIH Study Better Elucidates How Our Bodies Fight SARS-CoV-2

Recent results from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study demonstrate that the body unleashes a large number of antibodies in response to infection with the novel coronavirus. Published in Science, the article looked at the antibodies produced among patients who recovered from mild COVID-19 and found that these patients produced a strong immune response to a larger variety of the novel coronavirus’ spike protein than previously thought. Researchers noted that 84% of the antibodies produced attacked other parts of the spike protein than just the receptor-binding domain, the part of the spike that adheres to human cells. This news bodes well for the development of a vaccine booster or a vaccine that may more effectively vanquish SARS-CoV-2. Click here to read more.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy