This is the latest episode of the free DDW podcast, “Putting virology back on the map: the fight against Covid-19”. It covers two articles written for Volume 22, Issue 1 – Winter 2020/21 of the Drug Discovery World Magazine.
The first article is a case study titled “New technology in Covid research may accelerate vaccines”, and the second is called “Virus in a well – microplate-based assays for virology research”.
The first covers the technological advancements required to understand the behaviour of the Covid molecule to develop vaccines that will prevent the virus, and arrive at a treatment we can be confident will have the highest level of effectiveness. The second answers fundamental questions: How does a virus enter host cells? How does disease develop? How can hosts be protected? How can symptoms be relieved?