“A number of them have reduced the number of these (virus) receptors by 73 percent, the chance of it getting in is much lower. If they can reduce the number of receptors, there’s much less chance of getting infected,” says Dr. Igor Kovalchuk, head of research at Canada’s University of Lethbridge.
Research is providing that up to twelve strains can prevent Coronavirus from forming in the mouth. The study researched over 400 strains and 13 of the strains were able to alter ACE2 levels, an enzyme previously linked to COVID-19 infection. Some of the strains were able to control serine protease TMPRSS2, which is another protein necessary for COVID-19
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The University of Lethbridge’s popular PUBlic Professor Series will be more accessible than ever this year as talks from the past six years will be featured on Facebook @ulethbridge. We are very excited to make the PUBlic Professor Series available to everyone in the comfort of their own homes. We encourage everyone to have fun with this, prepare some appetizers, pour themselves a beverage of their choice and tune into PUBlic Professor Series: At Home. Participating faculty members will provide a video recording to update their research, which will appear on Facebook Premiere along with their original talk. Viewers will be able to like, share and comment in real-time. They can also submit questions for a prerecorded video the following week during our "5 Questions With" segment. Learn more: https://www.uleth.ca/artsci/public-professor-series #publicprofessorseries #research #ulethcares #ulethathome
If further research proves that strains of marijuana are successful in preventing Coronavirus from entering a human host it could be used in the form of mouthwash, gargle, inhalants, or gel caps.