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Fifi

September 23, 2021
Fifi the ‘Franklin llama’ lives at a farm facility at the University of Reading

A Covid therapy derived from a llama named Fifi has shown “significant potential” in early trials.

Llamas, alpacas, camels and sharks have evolved to produce nanobodies in response to infection

 It is a treatment made of “nanobodies”, small, simpler versions of antibodies, which llamas and camels produce naturally in response to infection.

Once the therapy has been tested in humans, scientists say, it could be given as a simple nasal spray – to treat and even prevent early infection.

Prof James Naismith described nanobodies as “fantastically exciting”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58628689

In this case I love the use of the word therapy. Let’s watch this space and see where it takes us in terms of treatment, prevention or cure.

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