• Testing settled solids in sewage for SARS-CoV-2 more sensitive approach than testing influent

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    Many studies on the containment of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have dealt with the possible role of wastewater in predicting and detecting future outbreaks and understanding the epidemiology of COVID-19 disease. A recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 shows that solid waste in sewage is a better substrate for testing than influent.
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  • Ceftazidime flagged as a potential inhibitor of the SARS-COV-2 virus

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    After screening more than 3,500 FDA-approved drugs and small molecules, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that ceftazidime, an antibiotic approved for use in treating pneumonia, binds to the receptors that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 binds to in human cells.
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  • Anti-CD73 molecule CPI-006 activates B cell responses to SARS-CoV-2

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause an immense impact across many parts of the world, the role played by immune responses is becoming more evident every day. A recent funded paper published on the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 reports the initiation of a Phase I trial of a drug that increases antibody and cell-mediated immune responses against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 .
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