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Epstein Barr virus in cells
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Spike protein of the Omicron variant
© Markus Hoffmann/DPZ

How resistant is the Omikron variant to current antibodies?

Cell culture studies show SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron evades antibodies generated after infection and vaccination and is resistant to several therapeutic antibodies. In contrast, antibodies induced
Performing rapid antigen tests in Colombia
© Charité | Edmilson de Oliveira Filho

DZIF experts at Charité support Colombian SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic efforts

Colombia currently houses several million refugees and migrants, of whom 1.8 million are from Venezuela. The success of the country’s pandemic control measures will depend on the careful monitoring of
Prof. Ulrike Protzer (r) at the lab
© Astrid Eckert/ TUM

A medication against Covid-19 in development

Vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been made possible by an unprecedented worldwide collaboration. But medications against Covid-19 have as yet seen only partial success. A Munich research

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