Llamas Could Aid in Treating COVID-19

This llama could hold the key to developing a treatment for COVID-19. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, researchers have demonstrated in initial tests that a unique antibody produced by llamas could lead to an effective treatment for COVID-19. The surface of coronaviruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, known as SARS-CoV-2, are covered with a protein known as the spike protein. This protein is what allows the coronavirus to break into host cells and cause infection. Researchers engineered a special antibody by combining 2 copies of the unique antibody produced by llamas. That special antibody binds tightly to the spike protein on SARS-CoV-2, thus blocking the virus from entering host cells. The research team, composed of scientists from the Univ. of Texas at Austin and Ghent University in Belgium, published their findings on May 5 in the peer-reviewed journal Cell. #covid19 #covid19treatment #coronavirus #llamas#News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews This video "Llamas Could Aid in Treating COVID-19", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com.

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