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‘Turning coronavirus protein into nanoparticle could be key for Covid vax’ – Sify News

New York, Oct 29 (IANS) In a major study, researchers have discovered a technique that could help increase the effectiveness of vaccines against the novel coronavirus,…



According to the study, published in the journal Advanced Materials, one answer might lie in designing vaccines that partially mimic the structure of the virus.
“One of the proteins on the virus – located on the characteristic Covid spike – has a component called the receptor-binding domain, or RBD, which is its Achilles heel,” said study author Jonathan F Lovell from the University at Buffalo in the US.
That is, he said, antibodies against this part of the virus have the potential to the neutralize…

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