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Stories tagged 'monoclonal antibodies'

Engineering vaccine-like protection without a vaccine

CRISPR gene-editing used on antibody-making B cells

May 17, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A Hutch team led by Dr. Justin Taylor shows that B cells, which are crucial components of the immune system, can be genetically engineered to make exactly the antibodies we want. It could lead to a potentially more precise and dependable way to generate protection without vaccines.

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First human antibody found to block Epstein-Barr virus

Early research could open new path for vaccine against EBV-related cancers, mononucleosis

April 17, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The finding opens a new path to developing a vaccine against EBV, a virus best known for causing mono but which is associated with about 200,000 cancer cases a year.

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New antibody and unique binding site offer possible paths to malaria prevention

Led by NIH, Fred Hutch researchers, early study holds promise for direct infusion or vaccine design

March 19, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch structural biologist Dr. Marie Pancera is seeking clues for designing a malaria vaccine by studying the differences between newly discovered antibodies that bind the same site on the malaria parasite.

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