LAKELAND, Fla. — Sometimes, to solve a big problem, you have to think small. So, when coronavirus gripped the globe last year, Dr. Ajeet Kaushik had a proposal.
"We can use nanotechnology to carry the vaccine or antibodies against coronavirus to any location -- might be the brain, liver, heart -- and can release whenever it's required," said Kaushik, an assistant professor of chemistry at Florida Polytechnic University.
Kaushik's research paper that explores nanomedicine as a tool in the fight against COVID-19 is just one that anyone in the world can now access on the World Health Organization's global research on coronavirus disease database. He said all are centered on using technology for intelligent detection, data analysis, and optimizing therapies.
"This virus is intelligent, so this also turns out that health experts, we have to think and perform also intelligently and smarter than the virus," said Kaushik.
Four of Kaushik's papers have been added to the database. They explore topics including developing biosensors to detect even the lowest levels of the virus without using a lab.
"I would say thanks to WHO because they are helping the community. They are selecting literature and generating a platform where everyone can go and read the writing," said Kaushik.
Kaushik said the database could help cut down on the spreading of misinformation about the virus and, hopefully, prove useful to a pharmaceutical or biomedical company.
"If they're getting even one point which can help them develop a prototype or a system, my work is done to this society," said Kaushik.
You can access the WHO's database by clicking here.