How are antibodies and immunity-related?

How are antibodies and immunity-related?

Post Views: 158 Antibodies are essential to the immune system, playing a crucial role in protecting the body against harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The body’s immune system produces these specialised proteins in response to foreign substances known as antigens. When an antigen enters the body, the immune system recognises it as…

Microbiome's Role in Combating Oxidative Stress

Microbiome's Role in Combating Oxidative Stress

Post Views: 219 Most people don’t realise that trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes, called the human microbiome, live inside our guts. Scientists are finding that these microbes play a big role in fighting oxidative stress and related chronic diseases. Oxidative stress is implicated in nearly every modern human health condition. It is linked…

Could Monoclonal Antibodies Decrease the Efficacy of COVID-19 Prevention?

Could Monoclonal Antibodies Decrease the Efficacy of COVID-19 Prevention?

Post Views: 203 In the study and treatment of infectious diseases like COVID-19 and HIV, understanding the role of antibodies is crucial. These specialised protein molecules, produced by the immune system, act as the body’s defence mechanism. They enhance its ability to fight bacterial and viral invaders by preventing them from attaching to and harming…

Long-term health impacts of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Long-term health impacts of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Post Views: 162 The global impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has been immense. While much has been discussed about the immediate symptoms and preventive measures, there is a growing concern about the long-term health impacts of the infection.  As the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves, the right research tools become critical for…

Emerging Nucleic Acid Testing Technologies: A Comprehensive Overview

Emerging Nucleic Acid Testing Technologies: A Comprehensive Overview

Post Views: 230 Nucleic acid testing (NAT) has become an indispensable tool in many fields, including healthcare and Forensic Medicine. The ability to detect genetic material has allowed us to diagnose diseases, establish genetic relationships, and track pathogens. However, traditional NAT methods like polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can be time-consuming, labour-intensive, and limited in sensitivity. …