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The potential of Sofosbuvir against COVID-19 neurological symptoms

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Despite the discovery of effective COVID-19 vaccines and the subsequent commencement of…

Potent hypervalent nanoparticles against HIV, Lassa and SARS-CoV-2 variants

In a recent study published in the journal Advanced Science, researchers developed molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) with broad-spectrum activity against lethal viruses. Study: Rational Development of Hypervalent Glycan Shield-Binding Nanoparticles with Broad-Spectrum Inhibition against Fatal Viruses Including SARS-CoV-2 Variants. Image…

Scientists explore bat sarbecovirus isolation in Japan

In a recent study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers performed bat sarbecovirus isolation experiments using Rhinolophus cornutus bats from several regions in Japan that were phylogenetically situated in the same cluster of viruses related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus…