Coronavirus tests touted by President Donald Trump and his top officials to help reopen the economy are widely available, but predictions for their usefulness haven't panned out.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
With researchers around the world racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, attention is increasingly turning to a potential stop-gap measure – convalescent plasma. The yellowish gold part of our blood that contains antibodies to help fight viruses is the…
By John Yang, Lorna Baldwin
Testing, both for active cases of COVID-19 and for antibodies indicating prior exposure to the disease, will be critical to resuming economic activity. In addition, scientists are racing to develop therapies for people who do get infected -- especially those…
As the battle between the federal government and states heats up over reopening the economy, antibody testing is being touted as one way to get people back to work. But some researchers at the forefront of developing an accurate antibody…
By Simon Ostrovsky
These aren’t as much about detecting whether you have COVID-19, but instead whether you’ve ever been exposed to it -- which would deepen our understanding of who is getting sick, particularly people who are asymptomatic.
By Talea Miller
Researchers found that the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza produced antibodies that provide protection from several flu strains.
By PBS NewsHour
Ninety years after the 1918 flu pandemic claimed the last of its approximately 50 million victims, antibodies to the virus live on in people exposed to it as children -- and the pandemic itself is still inspiring research and debate…
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