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How do B cells determine which antibody class to produce?

Answer by Tirumalai Kamala:

Typically, B cells need T cell help to switch from making IgM to other antibody isotypes (classes). T cell help consists of a variety of cell-surface and soluble molecules. 338 more words

B Cells

Welcome to vacciNATION!

Welcome to vacciNATION, where we will be discussing the pressing issue of immunisations and advocating for a nation of immunity. We are medical students passionate about promoting vaccination coverage in a nation of developing skepticism. 610 more words


Antibody therapy offers possible cure for psoriasis

Sure it’s not sexy, you probably won’t be asked for donations towards a cure, or to run/walk/dive for awareness, and it probably won’t kill you. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, but chances are you are not familiar with it. 508 more words


ERBB2 – Target Report

We are excited to release our first target report, the ERBB2 Target Report, to the community. Target reports are types of reports SeekQuence can generate to help antibody suppliers identify and prioritize sales and marketing efforts. 240 more words


Powerful dengue neutralizing antibody found

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015

A new Duke-NUS-led study has identified a super-potent antibody which requires a minute amount to neutralize the dengue virus.

The study, published online on 20 February 2015, in the journal Nature Communications, showed how a newly identified antibody 5J7, is highly effective in killing dengue virus whereby only 10-9 g of antibody is needed to stop the infection of dengue serotype 3 virus (DENV-3). 473 more words

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$34 iPhone dongle allows 15-minute HIV test with similar accuracy to 'gold standard' lab test

A team of biomedical engineers at Columbia University has developed an iPhone dongle costing just $34 that can conduct HIV tests with similar accuracy to ‘gold standard’ laboratory equipment costing over $18,000. 166 more words

Tech Industry

New promising treatment for HIV found?

For years researchers and doctors have struggled to successfully treat or prevent HIV/AIDS. The virus can rapidly mutate and become resistant to many of the therapies we have thrown its way. 785 more words