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Using induced pluripotent stem cells to find new drugs for COVID-19 – Medical Xpress

The last year has seen intensive research around the world on SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite several vaccines already available,…

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The last year has seen intensive research around the world on SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite several vaccines already available, the rapid mutation of the virus is causing concern that the infection will continue to spread. A new study led by CiRA Professor Haruhisa Inoue shows that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can assist in finding effective drugs for RNA viruses.
HIV, Ebola virus, and now the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, in the last half century, RNA viruses…

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