With Coronavirus driving the world crazy, India has reportedly a potential vaccine to fight against Coronavirus. As per reorts, a faculty member from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has designed what can be a potential vaccine against the coronavirus, called T-cell epitopes. To be studied in vitro for conclusive evidence, the research has been shared with the scientific community, the university stated.
Seema Mishra of the Department of Biochemistry has created small coronaviral peptides or molecules used by cells to trigger an immune response to destroy infected cells. The university claims these potential vaccines are designed to not destroy human cells or proteins, while acting as an immune response against the virus. However, these results have to be investigated experimentally in order to provide conclusive evidence.
Right now, the best defence to prevent further nCoV infections is social distancing. Vaccination will take some time due to the need for further work on these candidate epitopes. We are hopeful that our computational findings will provide a cost and time-effective framework for rapid experimental trials towards an effective nCoV vaccine,” the university said a statement.