Researchers battling the deadly dengue fever have isolated the structure of a human antibody that can fight the (so far) invincible virus.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore found that a structure of the monoclonal antibody overcomes and negates the effect of the potentially lethal dengue virus. The studies were done in mice.

The finding could lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against the mosquito-borne virus that infects nearly 400-million people annually, and is one of the leading causes of death in some tropical countries.

What makes dengue so challenging, and so dangerous,


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