Sharks Could Help Fight COVID

We know shark are apex predators. Turns out their antibodies are, too. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers are studying nurse sharks as a way to fight COVID-19.

Aaron LeBeau, a professor at the university and lead researcher for the project says: “Because shark antibodies are so much smaller, they can get into nooks and crannies of the COVID-19 spike protein that human antibodies cannot recognize. So in theory, you can administer a shark antibody to a human and the immune system will recognize it as itself.”

Maybe we will know in 2 to 5 years!

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