Most people know that antibodies are part of your immune system and that they are responsible for finding and destroying pathogens and foreign material from your body. But I invite you to tune into just one lesson from Armando Hasudungan. I think you’ll be surprised at how well he explains it and how much you’ll enjoy learning about them.
COVID test? Antibody test? What is the difference and why should you get one over the other? Here is a great animation that explains what an antibody test is looking for and what you can learn…and not learn…from having one.
When news first broke about this new novel Coronavirus, it was reported to affect mostly older adults. It was understood to be a respiratory virus and had only severe implications for those with with respiratory problems and other comorbidities. However, as we have watched the progression of this pandemic, there has been a diverse array of infection phenotypes, including severe blood clots and organ failure. Here, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki explains the immune response known as a cytokine storm that lends some insight into these unexpected cases.
Our very own Monica Berrondo, founder of member company Macromoltek, discuss all things antibodies in Episode #2 of ABI’s podcast, ‘Science in the Mall, Y’all’.