Health/Medicine

Distortion: Scientists Discover New Strategy for Antibodies To Disable Viruses

Antibody Can Neutralize Zika and Dengue Viruses Researchers found that the same type of antibody can neutralize Zika and dengue viruses in two different ways — one where it binds to the virus and deactivates it , which is the traditional way we think about antibody activity, and the other where it burrows in and distorts the virus.

Nigeria destroys 1 million vaccine shots
Nigeria destroys 1 million vaccine shots

The expired doses — numbering 1,066,214 — were destroyed on Wednesday in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, a week after the nation said it will no longer accept donated COVID-19 vaccines with short shelf lives.

With Christmas in the balance, nations eye UK omicron surge
With Christmas in the balance, nations eye UK omicron surge

Many governments in Europe and the U.S. are confronting similar dilemmas over how hard to come down in the face of omicron, which appears more transmissible than the previous delta variant that itself led to surges in many parts of the world.