Navigation Links
Copper has antiflu properties

Professor Bill Keevil and Jonathan Noyce, University School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton have reported that Copper metal has antiviral property and is // found to inhibit the growth of Influenza A virus. In an Invitro study on culture plates they found that copper reduced the Plaque Forming Units (PFU) of Influenza virus almost inhibiting the virus completely.

As there is an increased world wide threat of bird flu epidemic and researchers are concerned about the mutagenecity of the strain and this new finding would relieve the worldwide concern about bird flu as copper as shown inhibiting activity on Influenza virus and this new finding may reduce the worldwide stock piling of antiflu vaccines and drugs.

The researchers found that copper considerably reduced the PFU in cultures considerably in 24 hours of incubating the flu virus and copper together at an optimum temperature. This antiviral property of copper would help in understanding the usefulness of using copper in our day to day life by using copper based utensils for preparing food and materials made from copper in water taps, sinks, bed, chairs and water storage cans which could help in preventing viral infections.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Higher-Dose Copper IUDs Provide Better Pregnancy Protection
2. High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline
3. Copper Alloys Surfaces Touted As Pathogen Killers
4. Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge
5. Diet Rich in Copper- Good for Heart
6. Trial Run of Copper to Combat MRSA
7. Tetanus causing toxin has therapeutic properties
8. The effects of Curcumin: a natural pigment in turmeric explored for its anti-cancer properties
9. Neuroprotective properties of a protein in Jellyfish
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to ... said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces ... fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps ... and chloride in balance. Increasing number of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: