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SARS Treatment Tested as New Cases Arise

Dr. Gregory Cheng, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spent three weeks hospitalized with SARS. He recovered, and now donates plasma from his blood to help treat other SARS patients.  Antibodies in the plasma work to neutralize the SARS virus.
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Dr. Gregory Cheng, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spent three weeks hospitalized with SARS. He recovered, and now donates plasma from his blood to help treat other SARS patients. Antibodies in the plasma work to neutralize the SARS virus.

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Joe Palca
Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.