Cellulose gel may help prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2, NIH study suggests

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May 16, 2023

Gel could improve effectiveness of face masks and air filters

NIH researchers found that a gel made from the seeds of a South American palm tree entraps SARS-CoV-2 and the protein the virus uses to enter cells, preventing the virus from infecting cells in laboratory cultures. Source: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.