But it was not entirely clear whether the serum was responsible for the happy outcome.
The serum failed to neutralize the virus in subsequent tests and seemed to offer little protection in animal experiments.
Kent Sepkowitz on why the serum went away in the first place—and how it might cloud the trial.
A Washington Post blog asks: “Why do two white Americans get the Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?”
Someone must have put some kind of serum in their cereal bowls this morning.
Complement is usually derived from a guinea-pig, since the serum of this animal is higher in complement than that of most animals.
I add a little of the serum of the inoculated rabbit to the other half in this other tube.
Mark the pipette (with the grease pencil) with the distinctive number of the serum and place it in the glass box or tray.
It will, after a time, turn sour, separating like blood into clot and serum.
The sooner the serum is injected the better the prognosis with tracheotomy.
1670s, "watery animal fluid," from Latin serum "watery fluid, whey," from PIE root *ser- (2) "to run, flow" (cf. Greek oros "whey;" Sanskrit sarah "flowing," sarit "brook, river"). First applied 1893 to blood serum used in medical treatments.
serum se·rum (sēr'əm)
n. pl. se·rums or se·ra (sēr'ə)
A watery fluid, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed.
The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components.
Such fluid from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual.
Plural serums or sera