How Coronavirus Damages Lung Cells within Mere Hours

January 11, 2021

A multipronged team of researchers, including DTI researcher Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University, discovered at least 18 existing, FDA-approved drugs that could potentially be repurposed to combat COVID-19 infections shortly after a person becomes infected. Experimentally, five of those drugs reduced coronavirus spread in human lung cells by more than 90 percent. Their findings were published in Molecular Cell.

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