Far-UVC light safely kills ( or inactivate ) airborne coronaviruses

Far-UVC light safely kills ( or inactivate ) airborne coronaviruses

The researchers found that more than 99.9% of the exposed virus had been killed by a very low exposure to far-UVC light.

Based on their results, the researchers estimate that continuous exposure to far-UVC light at the current regulatory limit would kill 90% of airborne viruses in about 8 minutes, 95% in about 11 minutes, 99% in about 16 minutes, and 99.9% in about 25 minutes.

Manuela Buonanno, David Welch, Igor Shuryak, David J. Brenner. Far-UVC light (222 nm) efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses. Scientific Reports, 2020; 10 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67211-2

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A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer

A team of scientists studied a well-known natural product, resveratrol, which is found in grapes and in red wine. While its chemopreventive properties against cancers affecting the digestive tract have been documented by previous studies, resveratrol has so far shown no effect on lung cancers. Thanks to nasal administration, the UNIGE team obtained very promising results in a study conducted in mice.

Aymeric Monteillier, Aymone Voisin, Pascal Furrer, Eric Allémann, Muriel Cuendet. Intranasal administration of resveratrol successfully prevents lung cancer in A/J mice. Scientific Reports, 2018; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32423-0