A Camel to the Rescue: Nanobodies against SARS-CoV-2

Created with BioRender.com Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, antibodies have been under the spotlight as potential therapeutics. Antibodies patrol the body and bind to their specific target region, known as an epitope, on an antigen. In humans, antibodies consist of 2 heavy chains and 2 light chains held together by disulfide bonds (see graphical abstract). However, asContinue reading “A Camel to the Rescue: Nanobodies against SARS-CoV-2”

OMV-based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2

Picture source: Dr. Matt Delisa, Locally Sourced Science The development, production, and manufacturing of large-scale vaccines are necessary for control of the pandemic internationally- to divide the load as well as keep vaccines up to date with the emerging variants- especially in underdeveloped countries. The vaccination has turned into a race between SARS-CoV-2 and scientists,Continue reading OMV-based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV2 Mu variant is resistant towards serum antibody neutralization

Picture source: 11Alive It is no news, vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 enormously decreases chances of severe side effects and hospitalizations, but vaccinated individuals are still not spared in this pandemic. This is mainly because of the rare breakthrough cases being reported by vaccinated people mostly caused by the newer SARS-CoV-2 strains. As of September 2021, thereContinue reading “SARS-CoV2 Mu variant is resistant towards serum antibody neutralization”

A Mother’s Shield of Protection: The Maternal Immunity

“A mother’s love is like a fortress, And we seek protection there, When the waves of tribulation, Seem to drown us in despair.” Helen Steiner Rice We as newborn infants depend on our mother for nurture and protection. A mother loves unconditionally and protects us not just from physical threats, but also biological threats. Today,Continue reading “A Mother’s Shield of Protection: The Maternal Immunity”