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New study explains how SARS-CoV-2 may seize human cells

Scientists know that SARS-CoV-2 binds the ACE2 receptor on the surface of human cells, after which it enters the cell through a process known as endocytosis.

How COVID-19 virus can infect human brain cells

"This study is another important step in our understanding of how infection leads to symptoms, and where we might tackle the Covid-19 disease with drug treatment."

New compounds could help reverse ageing

For the study, the team targeted the compounds  AP39, AP123 and RT01 on mitochondria (the 'power stations' of cells).

Scientists produce human kidney tissue capable of producing urine

The results may help create working human kidneys for transplant in people with kidney disease.

Human cells with ‘built-in circuit’ can kill cancer cells

"In a wider sense, we have given these engineered cells the ability to fight back -- to stop a key protein from functioning in cancer cells," said lead researcher Ali Tavassoli, Professor at the University of Southampton in Britain.

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