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World-first COVID-19 antiviral therapy developed in Brisbane and US targets virus in the body – ABC News

Scientists have developed an antiviral therapy that kills off the COVID-19 viral load in infected mice by 99.9 per cent, Australian researchers say.

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Queensland researchers and a US team have developed an antiviral therapy that has killed off the COVID-19 viral load in infected mice by 99.9 per cent.
Key points:

  • Gene-silencing RNA technology is used to destroy the COVID-19 virus genome directly and stops the virus replicating
  • The treatment could be available as early as 2023, depending on the next phase of clinical trials
  • The research has been published in Molecular Therapy

Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan, from Griffith University, called…

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