(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong (Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong
(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong researchers find common ulcer drug could be effective in halting coronavirus replication in patients

  • Researchers say the drug could be as effective as the new Covid-19 drug remdesivir, which is currently in short supply amid the pandemic
  • The medication, which contains the metal bismuth, works by interrupting the process by which the virus replicates inside cells

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong (Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong
(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong
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