Researchers at the Center for Nanotechnology at the British University in Egypt (BUE), in cooperation with Groningen University, Germany and the German Electron Accelerator (DESY), have come to know the truth about the new Coronavirus.
Over the past few weeks, rumors spread about synthesis of the deadly virus in laboratories somewhere in the world.
However, the study published by the team of the Nanotechnology Center denied those rumors to confirm that it is very difficult to manufacture virus in the laboratory.
A team at the British University’s Nanotechnology Center in Egypt have published an important research in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, which is considered as one of the most respected scientific journals in the field of physical chemistry.
The research shed light on the Coronavirus and the possible causes of infection severity, compared to previous the other viruses of the corona family.
The research team found, through the study published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, that the correlation between the novel Coronavirus and lung cells is much greater than other viruses, as a result of natural developments in the protein in the membrane of the virus.
Dr. Muhammad Amin, professor at Groningen University of and DESY and a visiting researcher at both the Nanotechnology Center and the Center for Theoretical Physics at the British University, explained that the shape of these changes and their combined effect of increasing that association is the result of natural development. It is very difficult for the virus to be manufactured as some believe.
On the other hand, Dr. Amal Qasri, Director of the Center for Nanotechnology at the British University and a member of the research team, pointed out that understanding the nature of the link may help find a cure or weaken this link, thus weakening or eliminating the infection.
Contributed by Ahmed Moamar