Five Important New Findings
A roundup of Covid-19 research we’re following
- Targeting Covid-19: Research published in Nature on Thursday reveals two classes of drugs that could be used to target SARS-CoV-2. Drugs can target specific proteins in a human cell, so the research looked at which proteins the virus specifically interacted with. Out of 69 different drugs, the most promising were inhibitors of mRNA translation and predicted regulators of receptors called Sigma1 and Sigma2.
- Llamas to the rescue?: Antibodies from a llama named “Winter” were used to…