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An antibody is a blood protein that is produced in response to and counteracts an antigen. Antibodies are produced in response to disease and help the body fight against the particular disease. In this way, antibodies help the body develop an immunity to disease.

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Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

Exposure to infant siblings decreases multiple sclerosis risk

Exposure to infant siblings decreases multiple sclerosis risk

Monoclonal antibody therapeutics to fill vacuum left by ineffective conventional therapies

Monoclonal antibody therapeutics to fill vacuum left by ineffective conventional therapies

Available lines of human embryonic stem cells have been contaminated

Available lines of human embryonic stem cells have been contaminated

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

FDA licenses Sanofi pasteur vaccine for protection against meningococcal disease

FDA licenses Sanofi pasteur vaccine for protection against meningococcal disease

Tobacco smoke triggers the production of COX-2

Tobacco smoke triggers the production of COX-2

Gene transfer used to deliver antibodies to fight Anthrax

Gene transfer used to deliver antibodies to fight Anthrax

Safety established for Vaxin's first flu vaccine in clinical trial

Safety established for Vaxin's first flu vaccine in clinical trial

Novel vaccine that uses immune cells as factories to produce Her2/neu protein may offer a way to treat some breast cancers

Novel vaccine that uses immune cells as factories to produce Her2/neu protein may offer a way to treat some breast cancers

Velcade (bortezomib) phase III clinical trial initiated in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Velcade (bortezomib) phase III clinical trial initiated in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Scientists identify a protein that regulates alcohol-withdrawal seizures

Scientists identify a protein that regulates alcohol-withdrawal seizures

Why the Mediterranean diet appers to protect against breast cancer

Why the Mediterranean diet appers to protect against breast cancer

Australia attempts to develop treatments against Hendra virus and Nipah virus

Australia attempts to develop treatments against Hendra virus and Nipah virus

Core promoter mutants of Hepatitis B Virus e Antigen associated with development of fulminant hepatitis and liver cancer

Core promoter mutants of Hepatitis B Virus e Antigen associated with development of fulminant hepatitis and liver cancer

Processes shed light on how DNA recombination mechanisms are related

Processes shed light on how DNA recombination mechanisms are related

New technique could lead to more effective therapies for AIDS

New technique could lead to more effective therapies for AIDS

Bio-Rad receives FDA approval for new HIV rapid test

Bio-Rad receives FDA approval for new HIV rapid test

High levels of a blood protein called mannose-binding lectin associated with lower risk of heart attack

High levels of a blood protein called mannose-binding lectin associated with lower risk of heart attack

New technique for tracking gene regulators

New technique for tracking gene regulators