Chinese study: Antibodies in COVID-19 patients fade quickly

A new study from China showed that antibodies faded quickly in both asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients during convalescence, raising questions about whether the illness leads to any lasting immunity to the virus afterward. The study, which focused on […]

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We shouldn’t pin our hopes on a coronavirus antibody test

The UK is about to enter its third week of lockdown, with the government poised to extend the measures beyond next week. But while the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is still ahead of us, ministers have long been touting antibody tests as one possible route back to normality. […]

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San Diego’s Mesa Biotech gets approval for 30-minute coronavirus test

(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories) Transmission electron micrograph of new coronavirus particles, isolated from a patient. The startup says its compact, point-of-care test can deliver rapid results, compared with hours or days at centralized labs Mesa Biotech, a privately held San Diego startup that designs […]

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