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Scientists identify 69 drugs which may be effective in fighting coronavirus


New Delhi, Mar 27: An international team, including scientists of Indian origin, has identified 69 drugs and experimental compounds which may be effective in treating Covid-19.

According to the researchers, some of the medications are already used to treat diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, and repurposing them to treat Covid-19 may be faster than trying to invent a new vaccine.

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In the new study, published on the pre-print website bioRxiv, the scientists investigated 26 of the 29 coronavirus genes, which direct production of the viral proteins.

"The team took ...


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