The scientists discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus uses a mechanism of reaching out tentacles to attack other cells for rapid infection in the human body.
According to Sputnik News, scientists from the University of California, USA have discovered a new strain of corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) - the pandemic virus Covid-19, using mechanism to reach out tentacles (tentacles) ) attacks other cells for rapid infection in the human body.
Image of newly isolated corona virus from a patient in the US - (Image: REUTERS)
According to Professor Nevan Krogan, a molecular biologist who led the research, the virus cells had "dangerous, toxic" tentacles fibers that could pierce through the shells of other cells .
"The hypothesis is that the penetration mechanism of these fringes increases the rate of infection, " Professor Nevan Krogan said, Financial Times quoted.
According to scientific knowledge, most viruses do not create the trend of cloning and growth of such "tentacles". Therefore, this finding allows the identification of several drugs that can be used in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus.
According to an update by worldometers.info, by 10am on June 29 (Vietnam time), more than 10.2 million cases of Covid-19 were recorded globally, of which more than 504,000 people died.
More than half a year after the outbreak of Covid-19, scientists are only just beginning to understand more about the terrible impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on humans: in addition to damage to the respiratory system, it has can cause vascular complications leading to stroke or acute inflammatory syndrome that causes multiple organ failure. The virus also causes a series of neurological symptoms such as headache, dizziness, loss of sense of taste, convulsions .
So far, science has not yet found this anti-virus vaccine. In addition, recent studies have found that the Covid-19 antibody in the patient's recovery blood may disappear within 2-3 months, so the antibody vaccine may not be effective.