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antibody

an ti bo dee

  • n  any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response

  • Individually, each antibody may have little effect, but as a group or even in lab-created packages of 20 to 50 antibodies they seem to confer some protection against .
  • A molecular image of an antibody attacking the HIV virus may provide keys to treating the disease.
  • Benveniste's researchers had diluted a solution of antibodies to such a degree that there was no likelihood that even a single molecule of the antibody remained.
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  • Paul Stoffels in Reuters India
    A universal antibody or vaccine that protects against a broad range of strains would be an important advance in helping ...... control acute epidemic and pandemic outbreaks,said Paul Stoffels, head of pharmaceuticals R&D at Johnson & Johnson.
  • James A Baker III in Science Daily (press release)
    We found that the nanoemulsion vaccine could inactivate and kill the virus and then subsequently induce immunity to the virus that includes cellular immunity, antibody immunity and mucosal immunity,Baker says.

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