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Antibodies

SARS-CoV-2 is represented as a sphere with spike proteins poking out of its surface, which give it a corona-like appearance. The spike proteins resemble triangular ‘bushes’ with three tips at the top. In the background, a cell surface is visible with ACE2 proteins poking out of it in many places. The virus is about to attach to the cell surface. The sybodies, represented as tiny V-shaped structures, bind to the viral spike proteins at their tips.

Scientists identify synthetic mini-antibody to combat COVID-19

By screening hundreds of sybodies (synthetic mini-antibodies), scientists have identified one that might stop SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells.…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

The hunt for neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Scientists hope that a legacy of the novel coronavirus in recovered COVID-19 patients – antibodies in their blood – could lead to drugs to treat…

By Adam Gristwood

Science

EMBL spinoff Velabs Therapeutics to help antibody discovery. IMAGE: Velabs Therapeutics

EMBL spinoff to help antibody discovery

New EMBL spinoff company Velabs Therapeutics aims to speed up discovery of therapeutic…

By Iris Kruijen

Lab Matters

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