Researchers from the University of Warsaw have developed a new method of selection of compounds that counteract the formation of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins. They examined 7,000 compounds and selected 83 that inhibit the function of the viral enzyme.
Our bodies are built from many left- and right-handed chiral structures. Among them are left-hand amino acids and the right-handed DNA helix. But what would life look like if the chirality of structures, from which our bodies are built, were reversed? If a living organism suddenly went through the looking-glass? To answer this question, researchers from the University of Lodz have been studying the behaviour of chiral molecules on a single molecule scale.
Gender, personality and level of well-being are factors that are significantly associated with the coexistence of behavioural addictions such as learning, computer games or using Facebook, according to research by psychologists from the University of Silesia and the University of Gdańsk.
Dozens of patients have participated in a clinical trial of amantadine in the treatment of COVID-19. None of them have developed adverse effects to the treatment procedure, says Professor Konrad Rejdak, head of the Neurology Department of the Independent Public Hospital No. 4 in Lublin.