Potential Coronavirus Treatment Uses Tiny ‘Sponges’ To Protect Lungs

Scientists have found a new way to protect patients from the deadly effects of COVID-19. A new treatment uses “nanosponges” to cut the ability of the novel coronavirus to attack the lungs and hijack host cells.

The potential COVID-19 treatment, described in the journal Nano Letters, works by soaking up cells and diverting them away to prevent infection. Lab tests showed the nanosponges were able to reduce the “viral infectivity” of the virus by nearly 90 percent.

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