Idea - FICS

miRNA Therapy

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Idea Details

Idea Name: miRNA Therapy
Slogan: Nip Virus in the Bud
Supervisor Name: Dr Dilawar Khan
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Supervisor School: ASAB
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Contact number: 3059059363
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    Our idea is to use micro RNAs(miRNAs) as a treatment strategy for COVID-19. Since Corona virus is an RNA virus which acts as a mRNA and miRNAs target and degrade mRNA by binding to 3
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    COVID-19 has created havoc in the world with death toll rising to millions. Therefore our idea will save many lives across the globe.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Nearly everybody needs the therapy against COVID-19. It will not only be a specific therapy against COVID-19 but other RNA viruses as well.
How will the solution works
    The miRNAs targeted against the complementary RNA sequences of the virus will abort the virus in the cells when given via the intravenous route. Since the miRNA will be target specific it will not alter the cellular mRNA and will bind specifically to the viral genome degrading it. The plus point is that the miRNA itself gets degraded at the end of the process when it detaches from argonaute protein.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    All the local and global pharmaceutical companies are our competitors. Since this idea is innovative and no one is working on it therefore its unique and competitive.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1046)