Tag: antibodies

Cancer drug delivery made more potent with microbubbles

January 12, 2021

University of Leeds research has shown how microbubbles deliver powerful cancer drugs can be guided to the site of a tumor using antibodies. Microbubbles are small manufactured spheres half the size of a red blood cell and scientists believe they can be used to transport drugs to highly specific locations within the body.   Lead researchers from the  School of Medicine, describe how they targeted […]

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Some COVID-19 patients have high levels of deadly clot-causing antibodies

November 4, 2020

An autoimmune antibody circulating through the blood is attacking healthy cells and has been found to cause microscopic blood clots in people hospitalised with COVID-19, according to scientists at Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center (Michigan Medicine), US. In COVID-19, clots may restrict blood flow in the lungs, impair oxygen exchange, and ultimately cause life-threatening complications […]

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