Daily Orange: Professor researches antibody as possible treatment for COVID-19
From Syracuse University’s Daily Orange website:
A Syracuse University professor is conducting research into a possible treatment to combat coronavirus.
Alison Patteson, an assistant professor of physics, is leading a team researching the connections between the COVID-19 virus and pritumumab, a naturally occurring antibody, which has been used to inhibit cancer and tumor growth. Patteson and other colleagues are testing whether the antibody blocks SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, from entering cells.
“Evidence has been found that the antibody does block the uptake to viral particles,” Patteson said.
The National Science Foundation awarded Patteson and professor Jennifer Schwarz a $196,000 grant to pursue the project, according to a press release.