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Scientists at GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment claim to have found 2 compounds that could help control Covid spread within body

 Dehradun: In a recently-released peer-reviewed paper in the journal ‘Nature’, scientists of GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment, Almora, have claimed to have found two compounds that could help check the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the body of the infected person. “These compounds, if used in drugs, can help stop further multiplication of the virus in the body,” Mahesha Nand, co-author of the study, told TOI.

Scientists of the research team said that the compounds were likely to enter clinical trials soon and that a patent had been filed for the discovery. Nand, who is from the Environmental Information System Centre on Himalayan Ecology at the institute, said, “ For the study, our team screened the sequence of 1,528 anti-HIV1 compounds by sequence alignment between 3CLpro of SARS-CoV-2 and avian infectious bronchitis virus.

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