A new study showed that a certain part of the Corona virus can be targeted with drugs and other treatments, after scientists have examined an antibody from a Corona patient, and tracked how it caught a specific area of the virus.
Then the team noticed how the coronavirus antibody had invaded the same place in the coronavirus specimen with an accuracy “close to its atomic scale.”
However, the antibody that was installed in the coronavirus sample did not perform as strong as the SARS sample, but it helped to identify a weak point.
Virus vulnerability discovered
For his part, the lead author of the study, Ian Wilson, according to the “Daily Mail” report, that knowledge of such sites can help in the design based on the structure of vaccines and treatments against Corona-CoV-2, and these will also protect against other coronavirus, Including those that may appear in the future. “
The discovery, published in the journal Science, indicates that the virus will be vulnerable to certain drugs which is crucial to show how it has spread, although researchers have indicated that the vulnerable area is difficult to find “which increases the mystery.”
“We found that this area is usually hidden inside the virus, and is only detected when that part of the virus changes its structure, as is the case with natural infection,” said co-author Meng Yuan.
Researchers are now looking for former coronavirus patients who have recovered and are willing to donate blood for antibody testing, as another study shows that the blood of recovered patients can help treat severe cases.
This comes as new graphs reveal that the United States is still 11 days from the height of the coronavirus when 2,644 people are expected to die within 24 hours across the country, and researchers also warn of 100,000 US deaths by August 4.