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CORONAVIRUS: IMMUNE CLUE SPARKS TREATMENT HOPE

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Posted : 22 May 2020 at 12:05:21
Category: Corona Virus News

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UK scientists are to begin testing a treatment that it is hoped could counter the effects of Covid-19 in the most seriously ill patients.

It has been found those with the most severe form of the disease have extremely low numbers of an immune cell called a T-cell.

T-cells clear infection from the body.

The clinical trial will evaluate if a drug called interleukin 7, known to boost T-cell numbers, can aid patients' recovery.

 

*Sourced from BBC

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