Irish team begin COVID drug therapy trial
Irish scientists have begun a clinical trial for a drug therapy that could be beneficial for people who are critically ill in intensive care with COVID-19.
A team from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has begun a controlled clinical trial involving alpha-1-antitrypsin. This is a naturally occurring human protein that is produced by the liver and released into the bloodstream. It normally acts to protect the lungs from the destructive actions of common illnesses.
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