Scientists at University of California, San Francisco have developed a molecule that is effective at fighting COVID-19 virus and was inspired by a unique kind of infection-fighting antibody found in llamas. The molecule could help lead to a COVID-19 treatment someday. According to one of the scientist, they are not doing actual testing on the llamas but they give llamas a lot of credit: “We’ve been dealing with the challenge of building molecules that are as beautiful as those produced in nature and we take deep inspiration from the kind of antibodies that exist in camels, alpacas, and llamas.”

Inspired by llamas’ unique antibodies, scientists create a potent anti-coronavirus molecule