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Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:05 PM

UCSF inhalable protection against COVID-19, inspired by Llamas and Camels

Very interesting discovery out of UCSF.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200811234951.htm

“Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers engineered a completely synthetic, production-ready molecule that straitjackets the crucial SARS-CoV-2 machinery that allows the virus to infect our cells. In an aerosol formulation they tested, these molecules could be self-administered with a nasal spray or inhaler.“

Here’s the article from UCSF that includes an animated video explaining how this treatment could work:

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/08/418241/aeronabs-promise-powerful-inhalable-protection-against-covid-19

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Reply UCSF inhalable protection against COVID-19, inspired by Llamas and Camels (Original post)
crimycarny Aug 2020 OP
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #1
rurallib Aug 2020 #2
JudyM Aug 2020 #3
stopdiggin Aug 2020 #4
crimycarny Aug 2020 #5
brush Aug 2020 #6
crimycarny Aug 2020 #7

Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:08 PM

1. Embracing science..always..good news!

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Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:20 PM

2. looks very promising!

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:21 PM

3. Exciting, hopefully the tests will bear out.

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:30 PM

4. Really interesting. Any hint about what sort of testing

and testing timeline might be involved here?

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:40 PM

5. Could be made available in months--searching for partners to start clinical trials

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:45 PM

6. Now that's great news. Sounds like aeronabs can be ready even before a vaccine...

available in inhaler form, in a few months. What a brilliant discovery.

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:46 PM

7. Wow--could potentially be used in AC filters?

Another article that gives additional info. Very interesting! Potentially a whole new way to attack a lot of different respiratory viruses, not just COVID-19:

https://federallabs.org/news/berkeley-lab-aids-ucsf-development-of-covid-19-antiviral-nasal-spray

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