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Aug 18, 2020

Part 2 of this series explores how we began to measure antibody levels and how serotherapy evolved and was used to investigate multiple diseases (I’m looking at you, pneumonia). We’ll also learn how advances in laboratory techniques like electrophoresis paved the way for a better understanding of the antibody.

  • Intro :11
  • In this episode :15
  • Recap of Part 1 :22
  • In this episode :53
  • The mechanism of action was theoretical 2:30
  • The story of convalescent serum 6:22
  • Pneumonia: “The captain of the men of death” 6:58
  • How culturing was done then 10:56
  • A big break: Isolating the antibody 14:26
  • A 30,000-foot look at pneumonia 17:13
  • Type 1 pneumonia trials 20:20
  • 1918 influenza pandemic 23:31
  • Measles 27:59
  • The story of the antibody 30:30
  • More fun naming conventions 35:25
  • Cone fractionation 38:35
  • Quick summary 42:20
  • Thanks for listening! 44:27

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