South Africa starts clinical study against COVID-19 with …

/ picture alliance, BSIP Cape Town – In search of a drug for the lung disease COVID-19, South African scientists have started a test with the BCG tuberculosis vaccine with 500 test subjects. “The clinical trial has started, we vaccinated the first few participants this morning,” said Duncan McDonald of the medical research organization Task […]

Soluble ACE2 receptors are said to stop viruses

/ Kateryna_Kon, Vancouver – A soluble version of the ACE2 receptors through which SARS-CoV-2 enters cells is a possible approach for the treatment of COVID-19. Laboratory experiments in Cell (2020; doi: 10.1016 / j.cell.2020.04.004) show that human recombinant soluble angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (hrsACE2) can significantly reduce virus production in cell cultures and organoids. […]