Brazilian Viper Venom Could Fight Coronavirus


A new study conducted by Brazilian researchers has proved that molecules in the venom of the jararacussu pit viper, one of the largest snakes found in Brazil, reduces the coronavirus’ ability to multiply by 75%. The research was conducted on monkeys. The results showed that a component present in the snake venom was able to inhibit a very important protein injected into the body by the virus. Scientists are hopeful that this discovery will help produce a drug to combat the virus causing coronavirus and its variants. They will soon conduct tests on human cells too.

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