Buddisode 6 – The miracle drug for COVID19
In this buddisode, Tanu and Jatin discuss about the WHO mega trial, the breakthrough french study, and discuss some research articles investigating the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine and NHC. Check out our memes on Facebook (@antibuddies) and Twitter (@antibuddiesP). Website: Antibuddies – Science Communication & Immunology (Antibuddies.org) Send us your queries/questions/suggestions at email@example.com. Sources: https://stm.sciencemag.org/node/213730.full https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-0156-0
Buddisode 3 – Immunity against COVID19 / SARS CoV2
In this buddisode, Tanu and Jatin discuss about a SARS CoV2 patient case study who recovered from non-severe COVID19. Check out our memes on Facebook (@antibuddies) and Twitter (@antibuddiesP). Website: Antibuddies – Science Communication & Immunology (Antibuddies.org) Send us your queries/questions/suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0819-2
The Battle of the Ts: Regulatory CD8+ T cells suppress autoimmunity associated CD4+ T cells
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” – Proverb Over years of evolution, our immune system successfully dealt with a variety of foreign invaders such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and uni- and multi-cellular parasites. Starting 1900s, doctors and scientists started discovering a faulty immune system (mainly T and B cells) in patients, attacking their…
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, as…
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,…
Now take a deep breath and calm your immune system.
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak we witnessed the good (rapid vaccine development and production, alongside the amazing work done by our healthcare workers), the bad (misinformation spreading) and the ugly (higher mortality rates due to COVID-19 infection and post-infection COVID-19 syndrome). While, during the peak of crisis researchers prioritized the treatments and side effects, now we…
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, there…
The COVID-19 Research Rundown
The grim COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of stopping, with the Delta variant bringing new waves of infections across the world. Thankfully, the vaccination efforts are running on full throttle leading to rarer cases of adverse effects, at least amongst the vaccinated crowds (1). And now that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine has been approved by…
SARS-COV-2 Delta Variant: The Uninvited Guest and How to Deal with it.
Picture source: WHO SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus- ergo it was expected to mutate. Unfortunately, about 163 million Americans had already gotten the shot before the new Delta (B.1.617.2) variant emerged. This new variant, first identified in India, was seen to be much more contagious than the previous versions. The spreading of misinformation in public…
Are COVID vaccines still safe? Blood clots, the mystery behind them, and the solution.
The light at the end of this dark tunnel (the year 2020) is finally visible, as large scale vaccinations are in progress. Whether one stayed at home or worked endlessly to bring this pandemic to an end, our team work has contributed to end the terror. Unfortunately, a new hurdle arose in the battle against…