Alpacas do not get sick from COVID-19 like humans do. But when they have an infection, Alpacas produce nanobodies, which are fragments of antibodies.
Swedish scientists discovered one nanobody that Tyson generated in response to COVID-19 that has the potential to be used for treatment. It's called TY1, in honor of Tyson.
Testing will now begin to see if it can be used in anti-viral treatments for COVID-19.
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