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Meet the alpacas that are helping researchers who study autism, Alzheimer’s and cancer

Aug. 13, 2019—Written by Heidi Hall Alpacas aren’t the typical animals that drivers spot as they wind their way through rural Tennessee, but there’s a happy herd of them outside Waverly, where they eat the finest pellets, walk up and down a scenic hill and potentially save lives. They’re owned by a team of Vanderbilt University researchers...

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New method tested to block chikungunya infection

Jun. 14, 2019—Scientists are testing a new way to fight chikungunya virus that involves injecting genetic material into the bodies of infected and at-risk individuals to trigger rapid production of potent, virus-neutralizing antibodies.

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Disease-fighting antibody production

Apr. 20, 2018—New research links nutrient-responsive cellular signaling to the antibody-mediated immune response.

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Early study finds antibody that ‘neutralizes’ Zika virus

Nov. 7, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model “markedly reduced” infection by the Zika virus.

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Two Ebola Survivors’ Blood Could Help Vanderbilt Researchers Find A Treatment

Oct. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers could be one step closer to finding a way to fight the deadly Ebola virus – thanks to two Ebola victims from Nigeria, who faced death and survived. Vanderbilt researchers developed a unique method of isolating potent Ebola-fighting antibodies from survivors’ blood and they believe these newest potent antibody samples are an important...

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Vanderbilt researchers isolate Ebola-fighting human antibodies for possible treatment

Oct. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have isolated Ebola-fighting human antibodies – the first of their kind – that could lead to a new treatment for the deadly virus.

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Long antibodies better against HIV

Jul. 19, 2012—Understanding how antibodies with long “loops” form may be important for HIV vaccine development.

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Dengue antibodies give vaccine leads

Apr. 27, 2012—New information may help speed development of a vaccine or treatment for dengue fever.

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Diversity key in antibody repertoire

Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.

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