• Scientists develop human lung organoids to study SARS-CoV-2 infection

    16 days ago - By News Medical

    Now, a new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in July 2020 reports the development of a human distal lung culture system that can be functionally tested. This will help not only to understand how this infection produces disease but also to test the proliferative capacity of the stem cells in this part of the body.
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  • Study reports highly potent anti-SARS-CoV-2 compounds

    16 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in July 2020 reports that a series of potent enzyme inhibitors have been designed to suppress severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 replication by interfering with one of the primary viral proteases.
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  • Antimalarial drug shows in vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and flu viruses

    16 days ago - By News Medical

    Now, a new study published in the preprint server bioRxiv in July 2020 reports on the antiviral activity of two drugs found in an antimalarial drug currently in phase II trials in South Korea, called Pyramax.
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  • Study finds synthetic neutralizing/enhancing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

    16 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in July 2020 reports the discovery of some antibody molecules that have powerful enhancing or neutralizing activity against the virus, in a library of synthetic antibodies. These hold the promise of being useful for the prevention or treatment of this illness.
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