Bee vectoring and COVID-19 reproduction: Full RAZOR episode
How can we feed the world without the use of nasty pesticides? One company thinks it has the answer, and bees are going to help them do it.
The company BeeVTm or Bee Vectoring Technology, has developed a natural fungicide to treat certain crops. And instead of spreading it with fossil fuel-run machines. they have got bees on board, harnessing their natural pollination process to deliver targeted crop controls.
At this stage of the pandemic, we all know that for SARS-CoV-2 to replicate, it needs us. In fact, like all viruses, it hijacks a key part of our cells - known as ribosomes - to make the proteins needed to copy itself.
Neil Cairns talks to Professor Nenad Ban and his team from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology to find out more about the mechanisms which SARS-CoV-2 uses to hijack our ribosomes.