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Coronavirus antibodies: Llama nano bodies can be a powerful weapon against COVID-19



PITTSBURGH (KGO) – Llamas come into play as scientists and health professionals look for more effective ways to fight the new coronavirus.

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School said that llamas-derived neutralized nano-bodies could be used as a breathing therapy against SARS-CoV-2.

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The llama antibodies, called nanobodies, are much smaller than human antibodies, and are many times more effective at neutralizing viruses, the researchers said.

They can also form an inhalable mist that delivers antiviral therapy directly into the lungs, where they are most needed.

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