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crimycarny

(1,351 posts)
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 02:05 PM Aug 2020

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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UCSF inhalable protection against COVID-19, inspired by Llamas and Camels (Original Post) crimycarny Aug 2020 OP
Embracing science..always..good news! Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #1
looks very promising! rurallib Aug 2020 #2
Exciting, hopefully the tests will bear out. JudyM Aug 2020 #3
Really interesting. Any hint about what sort of testing stopdiggin Aug 2020 #4
Could be made available in months--searching for partners to start clinical trials crimycarny Aug 2020 #5
Now that's great news. Sounds like aeronabs can be ready even before a vaccine... brush Aug 2020 #6
Wow--could potentially be used in AC filters? crimycarny Aug 2020 #7

brush

(53,709 posts)
6. Now that's great news. Sounds like aeronabs can be ready even before a vaccine...
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 02:45 PM
Aug 2020

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

crimycarny

(1,351 posts)
7. Wow--could potentially be used in AC filters?
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 02:46 PM
Aug 2020

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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