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Innovative research to investigate antiviral properties of seaweeds

Innovative research to investigate antiviral properties of seaweeds

Extracts from UK brown seaweeds have been shown to have antiviral properties
"We intend to apply our expertise in natural product chemistry to investigate the properties of these compounds and find an effective way to make them available to society and hopefully help stop the spread of viral diseases"
Extracts from UK brown seaweeds have been shown to have antiviral properties

Natural extracts from brown seaweeds native to the UK have been shown to have antiviral properties that could help stop the spread of viral diseases. Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and AIM-listed partners Byotrol plc have been awarded funding to investigate chemical components from brown seaweeds and identify a way to extract them into effective natural antiviral agents.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute