Plasma from vaccinated and COVID-19 convalescent subjects as passive immunotherapy against the new Omicron BQ.1.1, XBB, and BF.7 variants

In a recent study posted to bioRxiv*, researchers systematically reviewed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron BQ.1.1 neutralization data from individual patient samples. Study: Plasma after both SARS-CoV-2 …

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Broadly cross-reactive antibodies that protect from SARS-CoV-2 variants are revealed by virus coldspot-driven discovery

A recent study posted to bioRxiv* identified neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) against conserved severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epitopes. Study: Human neutralizing antibodies to cold linear epitopes and to …

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The evolutionary trajectories and mechanisms driving the emergence of post-Omicron SARS-CoV-2 lineages

In a recent report posted on Virological*, a discussion forum for analysis of virus genomes, researchers summarized the mechanisms through which the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) new Omicron sublineages …

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Study reports high rates of complications, rehospitalizations among patients undergoing abdominal ostomy surgery

Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for ostomy placement have high rates of hospital readmissions and emergency department visits – often involving ostomy-related complications, reports a study in the November/December issue of …

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