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New drug may stop Covid-19

 

(ISRAEL21c) - Could a well-known cholesterol-lowering drug help treat Covid-19? A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem Prof. Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising.

Over the last three-months, Nahmias and Dr. Benjamin tenOever at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center have focused on the ways in which the SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that's causing our current pandemic) changes patients' lungs in order to reproduce itself.

Their major finding is that this virus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. As a result, large amounts of fat accumulate inside...



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