Aug 15, 2021

Israeli researchers say llama nanobodies could help stop COVID

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

I think I posted about the work in Texas, but here is more work.

Israeli and American researchers have discovered a nanobody cocktail that could neutralize coronavirus, including the Delta mutation.

Nanobodies are single domain antibodies derived from llamas — or other members of the camel family.

The discovery of the cocktail and their effectiveness in combating coronavirus was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications.

“If we can produce an innovative drug through the cocktail, it will be a life-saving treatment — if given early in the disease,” according to Hebrew University School of Engineering and Computer Science Dr. Dina Schneidman-Duhovy, who helped lead the study with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Yi Shi.

A team of Israeli and American researchers have found a combination of antibodies derived from llamas that may be effective in treating the coronavirus.

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