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หัวข้อ: Cod enzyme kills H5N1 virus
เริ่มหัวข้อโดย: Nicaonline ที่ มกราคม 19, 2007, 03:57:54 PM

ICELAND - An Icelandic cod enzyme might be the cure for bird flu, a recent experiment, which the Icelandic company Ensํmtaekni hf. took part in, indicates. In five minutes, the isolated fish enzyme killed 99 percent of H5N1 viruses.

The killer enzyme, called penzim, was extracted from the intestines of cod by Ensํmtaekni and is currently being developed for beauty products and various types of medicine. The experiment on the H5N1 virus was conducted in London. Fr้ttabladid reports.

CEO of Ensํmtaekni and biochemist J๓n Bragi Bjarnason said he is very excited about the results of the bird flu experiment.

“People have feared that the bird flu virus will change into a human flu virus and now we have a likely cure in case that happens,” Bjarnason told Fr้ttabladid.

Bjarnason also believes that penzim might prove a cure for common flu and cold, eczema in children and arthritis.

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Source: Iceland Review
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/3453/cod-enzyme-kills-h5n1-virus