Now UK Scientists Find Antibody Treatment for Coronavirus
Written by Sarah Knapton
Researchers studying blood of those who fought off Sars to see how they did so make potentially crucial find.
A powerful antibody which could neutralise coronavirus has been discovered by British scientists in the blood of a patient who recovered from Sars, offering hope of a treatment.
Researchers at the Diamond Light Source, a super-powerful x-ray machine in Harwell, Oxfordshire, have been studying the blood of those who fought off Sars to see if they could find how they had done so.
Coronavirus is a type of Sars and shares many of the same features as the older virus, which caused an epidemic between 2002 and 2004.
In one recovered patient, scientists found a potent antibody – a small molecule which attaches to a foreign invader such as a virus and flags it up to the immune system so it can be destroyed.
Further tests showed it is even better at attaching to coronavirus than to Sars.
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[PSI Editor’s note: The above can be added to the four other medically backed treatments as shown here: principia-scientific.org/these-are-the-drugs-being-tested-in-fight-against-coronavirus/]
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