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Synthetic Mini-Antibody Inspired By Llama Blood Could Combat SARS-CoV-2 – IFLScience

Unusually small antibodies found in the blood of llamas are the inspiration behind one of the latest weapons against Covid-19. Scientists have identified a

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Unusually small antibodies found in the blood of llamas are the inspiration behind one of the latest weapons against Covid-19. Scientists have identified a synthetic mini-antibody that is capable of blocking SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, from binding to human cells and invading tissues. 
The synthetic mini-antibodies are based on a unique type of small antibody called nanobodies that can be found in the blood of Camelids, the family of animals that includes camels, llamas, alpacas,…

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