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Brazilian scientists detect Covid-19 using firefly enzyme

Publicado em 15 julho 2021
A group of scientists from the São Carlos Federal University (UFSCar) in São Paulo state has developed a new antibody detection strategy by combining an enzyme found in fireflies with a protein capable of binding to the coronavirus. According to UFSCar professor Vadim Viviani, responsible for conducting the study, a light emission will be detected “if antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are found in the sample” — by way of a complex phenomenon known as [...]