Researchers look to engineered antibodies for West Nile

04/25/2005 | Reuters

St. Louis researchers say monoclonal antibodies may work in treating West Nile virus after finding the antibodies cured mice infected with the virus. The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases-funded study found antibodies taken from the blood of people who recovered from the virus could cure mice infected with the virus, and Maryland-based MacroGenics made a human-like version of the antibody which protected mice from death after infection with the virus.

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