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Pfizer’s third Covid shot boosts antibodies in kids 5 to 11

The companies plan to file for emergency-use authorization in the US in the coming days based on the results, according to a statement Thursday. They will also submit the data to other regulators around the world.
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Representaioanl image.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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Why antibodies aren't the only defense against Omicron

These Y-shaped proteins have made top news recently because Covid-19 shots don't produce as many of them that work against the heavily mutated Omicron variant compared to past strains -- at least, not without a booster.
Trained by both vaccines and infection, antibodies grab on to the spike protein that studs the surface of the coronavirus, stopping it from penetrating cells and sickening the host. (Representational Image)
Trained by both vaccines and infection, antibodies grab on to the spike protein that studs the surface of the coronavirus, stopping it from penetrating cells and sickening the host. (Representational Image)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 08:11 AM IST
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Immune system has a backup plan for waning antibodies, says study

Researchers reveal there is a backup plan of the immune system, against waning of the antibodies over time, which does not rely on booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines
Immune system has a backup plan for waning antibodies, says study(Pixabay)
Immune system has a backup plan for waning antibodies, says study(Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 28, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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Researchers develop antibodies '1000 times' better at neutralising SARS-Cov-2

The study involved researchers from the Max Planck Institute and the University Medical Center Goettingen, both based in Germany.
The antibodies were developed from the blood of alpacas, a species of mammals from South America (Image used only for representative purpose)
The antibodies were developed from the blood of alpacas, a species of mammals from South America (Image used only for representative purpose)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Blood clots in severe Covid cases linked to abnormal antibody response: Study

A latest study suggests that inflammation and blood clotting seen in very severe cases of COVID-19 may be caused by the antibodies sent to fight the disease triggering unnecessary platelet activity in the lungs.
Latest study suggests that inflammation and blood clots in severe Covid cases are linked to abnormal antibody response.(File image)
Latest study suggests that inflammation and blood clots in severe Covid cases are linked to abnormal antibody response.(File image)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 03:13 PM IST
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