Monoclonal Antibodies And Its Effects On Medicine

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Monoclonal Antibodies
Monoclonal Antibodies (mAB, moABs) are used widely for basic research and hold a great amount of information for medicine, but what are they and how are they formed. What is the main reason we look for monoclonal antibodies? What are its purpose for use? Studies that show these Monoclonal antibodies changed medicine, and how it helped our patients today. How would these monoclonal antibodies change the future in medicine and how we care for our pa- tients. Would we be able to find a cure for HIV? The process of how we produce these Mono- clonal Antibodies will continue to change the study of medicine and our future to find a cure.
Back in the 20th century, Paul Ehrlich and Elie Metchnikoff, decided to make and ex- plore organism that caused diseases and makes an organism to deliver a cure for the disease. The name if this exploration or idea was called “magic bullet”. In 1908, they both won a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discovery. They both had ultimately found a treatment for syphilis in 1910. And in today 's date and time we still use the same way to continue the treatment and also have learned how to altered the finding of autoimmune disease.
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In 1975, George Kohler and Cesar Milstein took the idea of a “magic bullet” that was founded by Paul Ehrlish and were able to produce the copy of monoclonal antibodies by success- fully infusing myeloma cells with B cells. To understand the process and how it all works was all…
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