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Toronto researchers develop rapid low cost method to measure COVID-19 immunity – EurekAlert

New test can accurately detect coronavirus antibodies in a drop of blood in less than an hour.



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Igor Stagljar made his career building molecular tools to combat cancer. But when the pandemic hit last March, he aimed his expertise at a new adversary, SARS-CoV-2.
Stagljar is a professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Last spring, with support from U of T’s Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund, his team began developing a new method for measuring immunity to coronavirus in those who recovered…

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