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Research into an active substance for combatting the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is currently being conducted in laboratories around the world. But could it be that Mother Nature herself has long since provided a cure for the virus? For several years, scientists at the TU Freiberg in Germany have been studying a marine sponge species called Aplysina aerophoba. This sea sponge produces antiviral properties naturally. These unique substances can inhibit the growth of viruses and stop viruses from attacking cells.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.