How microwaves could help fight COVID-19

When the pandemic started Khashayar Ghandi, a materials chemist at the University of Guelph, had already been experimenting with using microwaves to kill bacteria and other pathogens. So he decided to see if the technique could work on the virus as well.

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Bad microbes? Call the copper

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH

Copper is a metal with antimicrobial properties known for centuries but is undergoing a renaissance of scientific interest in medicine. Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver is now keeping its many high touch surfaces clean with the help of this metal.

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