Freiberg (Saxony) – The Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is spread to the whole world, over 37 000 Germans are currently infected. Researchers at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg found a cure for it in the sea?

for several years, they examine the Schwammart Aplysina aerophoba, which produce a natural anti-viral substance. As a result, the growth of viruses and the Penetration into the cells is inhibited. And it is precisely this effect could now be in the fight against Corona used!

Schwammart Aplysina aerophoba, especially in the Mediterranean sea photo: picture alliance/image broker

And this is how it works in nature: When the sponge is injured, it comes to the affected areas to a chemical reaction. The product of this reaction – the amino acid derivative is brominated tyrosine – destroy foreign bodies that want to invade and kill viruses and bacteria!

In this way, the fabric inhibits the proliferation of so-called RNA viruses – including the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and prevents the virus can penetrate into the cells.