Cancer drugs inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication

27. August 2020 07:40 Robert Klatt Various cancer drugs have stopped the reproduction of SARS-CoV-2 in cell cultures. Because the drugs are already approved, clinical trials with humans can begin soon. Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Specific Medication to treat Covid-19 do not exist even more than eight months after the start of the pandemic. This … Read more

Corona virus research: enzyme boosts virus replication

Scientists at Goethe University Frankfurt have discovered a potential target for new anti-SARS CoV-2 drugs. According to a publication in Nature a papain-like protease (PLpro), which stimulates the virus multiplication in cells and at the same time weakens the immune defense of the infected. “When the SARS-CoV-2 virus penetrates human cells, it allows its own … Read more

Monkey-borne coronavirus vaccine halted COVID-19 replication in lungs

A vaccine developed by Moderna with the National Institutes of Health of the United States (NIH) generated a “robust” immune response by stopping the replication of the new coronavirus in the lungs and nose of monkeys, according to results released on Tuesday. This is one of the two western vaccines, along with the one developed … Read more