1. One llama’s antibodies, analyzed in Jerusalem, may help ‘millions’ through COVID

    One llama’s antibodies, analyzed in Jerusalem, may help ‘millions’ through COVID

    Antibodies from a single llama that were analyzed in a Jerusalem lab could be replicated and help “millions” of coronavirus patients, scientists say.

    Dina Schneidman-Duhovny of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has examined the qualities of dozens of antibodies from a llama called Wally, and identified which would best fight the coronavirus in humans.

    The best candidates have been tested in vitro by her US-based colleagues with live coronavirus and human cells, and appear to significantly reduce the virus’s ability to infect cells.

    As the llama antibodies are much smaller than human antibodies — they are often dubbed “nanobodies” — they ...

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