oa CSIR Science Scope - Lasers explored for the deactivation of viruses : enabling technologies for health
|Article Title||Lasers explored for the deactivation of viruses : enabling technologies for health|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Nov 2009|
Many viruses can be harmful and a nuisance to mankind, plants and animals. In human beings, they destroy or alter living cells and cause diseases. In plants, viruses damage plant cells and ruin crops. CSIR scientists are hard at work on a multidisciplinary project titled Femtosecond laser deactivation of viruses. The project is the brainchild of CSIR laser scientist, Dr Anton du Plessis.
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