Tag: spike protein

Curcumin nanosystems could be powerful COVID-19 therapeutics

With new variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerging, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is far from over. While the global vaccine rollout has moved at an impressive speed, the search for new safe, effective, and targeted therapies is still on. Now, a new study in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy reviews the […]

Researchers discover a new monoclonal antibody that is effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants

A new monoclonal antibody targets a particular region of the receptor-binding domain (RBD) on the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This region is usually not accessible to immune cells,  which may be why it has broad neutralizing capabilities. With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continuing around the globe, new mutants of SARS-CoV-2 […]

Study reports on two cats that caught COVID-19

Our feline friends are also vulnerable to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to new research posted to the preprint server bioRxiv*. The researchers diagnosed two cats living in France with mild symptomatic COVID-19 illness.  The virus was most likely transmitted from their owners. Previous studies have shown increasing evidence of feline-to-feline […]

Covid-19: Indian pharma develops vaccine that can be taken in capsule form

Premas Biotech, an India-based pharmaceutical company, announced the development of an oral Covid-19 vaccine that can be taken in capsule form, India Today reported. For this, the Indian pharmaceutical partnered with Oramed Pharmaceutical, a US-based company. The company further claimed that their Covid-19 candidate demonstrates efficacy after a single dose. The companies further claimed that […]