Coronavirus vaccine: Scientists discover MAJOR flaw in SARS-COV-2 in huge breakthrough

THE CORONAVIRUS (SARS-COV-2) has an inbuilt structural weakness that makes it vulnerable to attack from antibodies, raising hopes that an effective vaccine for COVID-19 can be developed.

The discovery was made by scientists at the University of Southampton, who have produced a detailed 3D model of the lethal virus, that is causing pandemonium around the world. The model helps illustrate how the virus disguises itself from the human immune system by coating the spikes it uses to attach itself to human cells with sugars known as glycans. However, unlike the HIV virus, this protective outer coating of glycans is relatively flimsy, making SARS-COV-2 far more vulnerable...
source: Express

2020-04-09 04:47
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