Antibodies are not cells

On this morning’s 8.00 am news the BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh told us: “Antibnodies are cells the body creaates to help us fight off infection”.

They aren’t cells, they are protein molecules. I suppose Ghosh thought that many in the audience would not know what  a molecule is, but that is no excuse for making factually incorrect statements.

 

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