Sep 6, 2021

Venom from one of Brazil’s largest snakes could be used to fight Covid — BBC News

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Brazilian researchers have found that snake venom could be used as a tool in the fight against coronavirus.

Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake slowed down the reproduction of coronavirus in monkey cells.

The study showed a molecule produced by the Jararacussu pit viper, one of the largest snakes in Brazil, reduced the disease’s ability to multiply by 75%.

The Viper’s venom has enough potency to kill 16 people, but the dangerous snake could potentially help scientists develop a drug to combat Coronavirus.

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