A modern over-the-counter pregnancy test is a tiny engineering marvel, combining a sensitive antibody-based detection system with enzyme-activated dyes to pick up minute amounts of hormone from the developing placenta. Check out the new video that describes how it works at Ted-Ed!
Cows are big hulking creatures—not so great for tipping over while drunk, but great for turning into living factories that make massive quantities of antibodies. Scientists have inserted a modified human chromosome to cows that can now make human antibodies for hantavirus. Other deadly disease like Ebola and MERS…
Scientists have discovered antibodies that bind to a "weak spot" in the make up of HIV, leading to renewed hopes for the creation of a successful vaccine.