RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At unprecedented speed in the history of science, Chinese experts have already uncovered the processes by which the new coronavirus enters the human system.

The breakthrough, published in an extraordinary issue in Science magazine, is crucial for the development of drugs, vaccines and new diagnostic tests for the Covid-19.

According to the new study, the virus binds to a specific protein present in the cell membrane. By determining the protein that serves as the gateway to the disease, scientists provide an important target for the action of new drugs. The next step is to extend . . .

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