Certain compounds may block coronavirus from cells, UF Health researcher finds

Press release from UF Health

Computer simulations run by a University of Florida Health researcher have shown that three compounds appear to have the potential to block cells from being infected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

The next step involves validation of the findings by David A. Ostrov, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of pathology, immunology, & laboratory medicine and the Targeted Therapeutics Program leader at the UF Health Cancer Center.

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The simulations were run at the request of the Global Virus Network, an international group of scientists who are working together to combat viral disease.

Ostrov explains his findings in a video available here: