In cell studies, seaweed extract outperforms remdesivir in blocking COVID-19 virus

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease.

Paul S. Kwon, Hanseul Oh, Seok-Joon Kwon, Weihua Jin, Fuming Zhang, Keith Fraser, Jung Joo Hong, Robert J. Linhardt, Jonathan S. Dordick. Sulfated polysaccharides effectively inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vitro. Cell Discovery, 2020; 6 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41421-020-00192-8

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-00192-8

Author: Ralph Turchiano

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