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Stopping the Spread of COVID by Chewing Gum?

Plant-based proteins stop the virus from leaving the mouth

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Article via LabRoots

Scientists have developed a special chewing gum that could reduce the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2. The technology was developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and uses ACE2 proteins as molecular ‘nets’ to trap the coronavirus.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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