Researchers have made antibodies from chicken eggs. Corona patients can be treated using this antibody. A new study claims so.
According to a report in India Times, researchers at the University of California in the United States are researching the production of antibodies from chicken eggs.
The researchers claim that they have already been able to create effective antibodies against the Covid-19 spike protein.
The virus uses this spike protein as a medium to enter and infect the human body. University of California professor Rodrigo Gallardo said,
“Through the research process, we were able to produce a lot of antibodies in the body of chickens.”
In the research process, Professor Rodrigo and his team injected two doses of three different corona vaccines into multiple chickens. They then monitored the response to the vaccine for three to six weeks.
During this time the amount of antibody produced in the body of the chickens is measured regularly. The antibody is then tested to see if it has the ability to fight against the corona virus.
The researchers say, in this test, the chickens produced enough antibodies. Even the antibodies obtained from those chickens as well as their eggs are able to identify the virus.
According to the research results, the chickens are producing a type of antibody called IgY. This antibody will not cause any kind of allergy or immunity problem in the human body.
As a result, it can be taken in the form of injections.
The researchers also said that the cost of producing such antibodies from chickens is also quite cheap. Because a single hen lays at least 300 eggs a year. As a result, it is possible to produce large amounts of IgY antibodies very easily.🔱