Gyrolab Spin Blog: covid-19

Dec 14, 2021 7:12:51 PM

Anti-interferon autoantibodies play a major role in the age-related severity of COVID-19


The IFR for COVID-19 increased exponentially with age - blog (1)An enormous research effort continues to unravel the complexities of COVID-19. Two major studies published recently based on a massive international collaborative effort led by Rockefeller University in New York City and Institut Imagine in Paris indicate that genetic abnormalities together with autoantibodies that reduce type 1 interferon levels can explain nearly 25% of severe cases of COVID-19. These discoveries, accelerated using automated, microfluidic immunoassays to process over 30,000 samples, may have major consequences on how we handle patient screening and care during the ongoing pandemic.

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Topics: Infectious Diseases, Publications, Immunoassay platform, Clinical samples, Autoantibodies, COVID-19