Study: Swine stomach mucus has antiviral activity

04/25/2012 | ScienceDaily

Mucus from pigs' stomachs has antiviral properties and could be used as a component in human products, such as toothpaste, mouthwash and wound ointments, to act as a barrier to viruses including influenza, HIV and human papillomavirus, researchers said. Swine mucus is already present in artificial saliva used to treat humans with dry mouth.

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