Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine triggers antibody response in mice — ScienceDaily

Across the world, health care workers and high-risk groups are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccines, offering hope for a return to normalcy amidst the pandemic. However, the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. require two doses to be effective, which can create problems with logistics and compliance. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central […]

A novel monoclonal antibody therapy cuts LDL cholesterol by half in a high-risk patient population,

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol–the so-called “bad” cholesterol–by 50 percent in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia whose condition is resistant to standard treatments, a phase 2 study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and other global academic sites has found. Results from the study sponsored by Regeneron, are being […]

Researchers identify patients who cleared the disease faster and had a persistent antibody response, with important implications for immunity — ScienceDaily

One of the pressing questions about COVID-19 remains: How long does immunity last? One key indicator of immunity is the presence of virus-specific antibodies. Previous studies have provided conflicting accounts about whether people who have recovered from infection can sustain potentially-protective antibodies or not. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]