The research team of the University of Pennsylvania has created this special chewing gum, which can prove to be helpful in preventing the spread of corona infection.
SARS-CoV-2, which has wreaked havoc around the world, is still a subject of research. Research is continuing on ways to avoid this. However, so far vaccination is being said to be the only method of prevention. But recently a team from the University of Pennsylvania has discovered a new chewing gum, which can be helpful in preventing the spread of corona virus. Let us know about this in detail.
Corona virus infection has caused havoc all over the world. Vaccination was being told as the only way to stop it. However, scientists now believe that they have found a new way for people to protect themselves from covid-19.
What is the theory of chewing gum
In fact, in an experiment conducted by scientists, it was found that chewing gum can act as a “net” to trap coronavirus particles. This study by scientists found that this chewing gum can limit the amount of corona virus in saliva, and help prevent transmission when infected people speak, breathe or cough. Can do.
This gum is like a normal chewing gum
University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania) The research team of Molecular Therapy told that this gum is like a regular chewing gum in taste. It can be stored for years at normal temperature, and chewing it does not damage the ACE2 protein molecules, the researchers said.
It was stated by the researchers that Chewing gum has the ability to reduce the virus load in saliva. This may increase the benefits of the vaccine being used for corona. This will be especially useful in countries where the vaccine is not yet fully available.
Know how chewing gum works
The specially designed chewing gum contains copies of the ACE2 protein. The ACE2 protein is found on cell surfaces. The virus breaks into cells and then infects them. But in the experiments, virus particles attached to ACE2 in the chewing gum, resulting in a more than 95 percent drop in the viral load in the samples.
Although it does not yet exist for general use, it is a promising step toward limiting the spread of infected people.
Note that to prevent corona virus infection, it is very important to ensure that both doses of the Kovid vaccine have been administered. Also, it is very important to follow mask and social distancing in crowded areas.
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