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Tiny antibody component highly effective against SARS-COV-2 in animal studies

Tiny antibody component highly effective against SARS-COV-2 in animal studies

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists have isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the cause of COVID-19. This antibody component, which is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody, has been used to construct a drug – known as Ab8 – for potential use as a therapeutic and prophylactic against SARS-CoV-2.

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