TU Bergakademie Freiberg researches virus inhibitors from the sea

For several years now, scientists at TU Freiberg have been researching the unique properties of Aplysina aerophoba, a marine sponge species that naturally produces antiviral substances. The substance can inhibit the growth of viruses as well as the entry of viruses into cells. Since the scientists have succeeded in extracting larger amounts of the substance, it could now even be used in clinical trials against the Covid-19 pathogen.

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