Prostate cancer drug could stop Covid patients from falling seriously ill by preventing virus from multiplying in their lungs, lab study findsProstate cancer drug hampered Covid from entering lab-grown lung cellsEnzalutamide reduced levels of proteins the virus uses to enter the bodyResearchers thing male sex hormones may increase Covid severity
A drug normally used to treat prostate cancer could be used against Covid as it prevents the virus from multiplying inside patients' lungs, scientists have found.
Enzalutamide is a treatment for advanced prostate cancer and works by blocking the effect of testosterone on prostate cancer cell growth.
But experts at Essex University and Imperial College London found it also reduces levels of a protein that Covid uses to invade cells in the respiratory system.
This gives the ...