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Brazilian viper's venom can stop Covid-19 from multiplying, claim scientists

Hindustan Times | 02/09/2021 09:10 AM | Click to read full article

A new study has claimed that the venom of a snake can become a tool in fight against coronavirus. It has been carried out by researchers in Brazil and published in the scientific journal Molecules.

The researchers said that a molecule produced by the jararacussu pit viper inhibited the coronavirus' ability to multiply by 75 percent. The scientists called it a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing Covid-19.