Researchers in the US and China to discover how the corona virus hijacks human cells

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Scientists have discovered how the corona virus binds to human cells of the respiratory tract and takes it to them.

The discovery made by researchers at Western University in Hangzhou, China, and the University of Texas at Austin, and is of interest as an insight into how the virus is in the cells that could speed up efforts to develop treatments or even a vaccine that would stem the pandemic.

To infect a human host, a virus must be able to gain access to an individual human cell. They will make use of a cells machinery to produce copies of themselves, which will then spill out and spread to new cells.


On Feb. 19 in the journal Science, the Texas scientists have discovered that the small molecule a key that will give the virus entry into the cell. This key is called the spike protein.

Research fellow Qiang Zhou, and his team, are in Hangzhou, then it is resolved with the rest of the puzzle mostly on how the spike protein, are working. The team published its findings in Science, and on the 4th of March.

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020-photo, healthcare workers, working in a lab that is testing samples from patient suspected of being infected with the new corona virus in the south-west of the city of Ahvaz, Iran. For most people, it is a new corona virus that caused it will only be a very mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some people, particularly the elderly and those with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia. (Amin Nazari/ISNA, via AP)

The Chinese scientists used a tool called cryo-electron microscopy, which makes use of the deep-frozen samples and the electron beam in order to capture images of the tiniest structures of organic molecules.

They found that the new virus, which is also known as the COVID-19) is a binding pattern that is quite similar to the corona virus, the cause of the SARS outbreak in 2003. However, the differences in the amino acids that bind to the viral receptor cells have been found that could lead to the development of anti-viral medication, which would be able to stop the corona virus is in its tracks.


With this discovery, a team of Canadian scientists have successfully isolated and replicated, it is the corona virus.

Researchers at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, University of Toronto, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, canada, has made a breakthrough in the laboratory with the help of samples taken from two of the Canadian corona virus patients ‘ needs.


“Now that we have isolated the SARS-CoV-2 virus, [the agent that is responsible for the COVID-19], we can share them with other researchers, and will continue to be in this team effort,” Dr. Arinjay Banerjee, of McMaster University, said in a statement.

At the same time, the eight research institutes in China have been working on the approach to vaccines, in an effort to curb the pandemic.

Chinese officials say that it could lead to a vaccine that would be ready for emergency situations, as well as clinical trials as soon as next month. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that a vaccine for public use will probably be 12 to 18 months.

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