Russian scientists under the leadership of the head of the laboratory of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuri Utkin, have found a new way to fight the corona virus, using an enzyme found in snake venom.
According to the research, the most effective venom turned out to come from “black viper” snakes (Vipera nikolski), which have a powerful virucidal activity against Covid 19, reports Sputnik.
This species of snake lives mainly in southwestern Russia, but also in Ukraine.
Scientists say that the venoms of these snakes could become a promising tool in the creation of new drugs that are able to “attack” the coronavirus.
Source: Vesti online by www.vesti-online.com.
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