The research found the drugs are effective in inhibiting the replication of the coronavirus causing COVID-19, the university said

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia has identified four antiviral drugs as possible treatments for COVID-19.

Kamlendra Singh, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and his team used computer-aided drug design to examine the effectiveness of remdesivir, 5-fluorouracil, ribavirin and favipiravir in treating COVID-19, according to a press release from the university. 

Singh found that all four drugs were effective in inhibiting, or blocking, the coronavirus’ RNA proteins from making genomic copies of the virus.

“As researchers, we have an obligation to search for possible treatments given that so many people are dying from this virus,” Singh said in

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