Researchers writing in the science journal Cell have outlined how interferons may stimulate the ACE2 gene, potentially allowing the new coronavirus to infect a greater number of cells. Photo: US National Institutes of Health via AP

Coronavirus may exploit our own immune system against us, find researchers

  • Scientists speculate that virus might be exploiting our normal protective response
  • Knowing how infected cells work can help understand the virus life cycle: researcher
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Researchers writing in the science journal Cell have outlined how interferons may stimulate the ACE2 gene, potentially allowing the new coronavirus to infect a greater number of cells. Photo: US National Institutes of Health via AP
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