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Virus breakthrough could cure common cold

Posted on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Saru


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Scientists have discovered that antibodies can be used to fight viruses from inside cells.

While it has been stressed that it will still take years of research and testing to develop new treatments based on the new find the discovery could help develop a cure for previously untreatable ailments such as the common cold.

"Scientists say they have made a landmark discovery which could pave the way for new drugs to beat illnesses like the common cold."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Pezmo on 3 November, 2010, 11:23
Isnt the common cold always becoming stronger, thus the need for us to catch it and basically let our immune system deal with it to make us stronger?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Falthin on 3 November, 2010, 11:57
I think that the common cold will never be cure because the virus that produces the common flu are constantly mutating and changing is form. Almost every time you get the flu is a different strain of a virus that previously infected you or a new virus. The most commonly implicated virus is a rhinovirus (30–50%), a type of picornavirus with 99 known serotypes.[4][13][14] Others include: coronavirus (10–15%), influenza (5–15%),[4] human parainfluenza viruses, human respiratory syncytial virus, adenoviruses, enteroviruses, and metapneumovirus.[9] Also some people think that the common cold is not... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by crystal sage on 6 November, 2010, 11:48
From what I heard.. the cold.. is the body spring cleaning itself.. Cold Virus That Can Kill Cancer Discovered By Indian-Origin Scientist My link A study lead by a scientist of Indian origin discovered that a common virus, which can cause coughing and mild diarrhoea, has an ability to kill cancer. The scientists have found that the virus, called reovirus, grows like gangbusters inside tumor cells with a specific malfunction that leads to tumor growth and the findind led them to ponder over weather this virus can be used as a treatment. My link My link March 9, 2010 - A virus that destroys canc... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by crystal sage on 6 November, 2010, 12:14
If that were the case... then maybe TRIM21 protein may hinder the body's ability from getting rid of some cancers??? My link My link The new discovery by Dr Leo James and colleagues transforms the previous scientific understanding of our immunity to viral diseases like the common cold, 'winter vomiting' and gastroenteritis.It shows that antibodies can enter cells and that once inside, they then trigger a response, led by a protein called TRIM21. Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote Doctors have plenty of antibiotics to fight bacterial infections but few antiviral drugs” End Quote Dr L... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by crystal sage on 6 November, 2010, 12:15
TRIM21 The new discovery by Dr Leo James and colleagues transforms the previous scientific understanding of our immunity to viral diseases like the common cold, 'winter vomiting' and gastroenteritis.It shows that antibodies can enter cells and that once inside, they then trigger a response, led by a protein called TRIM21. My link “ Lead researcher at the MRC in Cambridge This protein pulls the virus into a disposal system used by the cell to get rid of unwanted material. The researchers found this process happens quickly, usually before most viruses have chance to harm the cell. And they disco... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Falthin on 10 November, 2010, 1:05
TRIM21 My link My link Could it hinder the common cold virus from destroying cancer cells? My link My link Thanks for sharing the info crystal sage. Any more info on the common cold as a way of the body cleaning itself will be appreciate.
Comment icon #7 Posted by crystal sage on 10 November, 2010, 3:10
Thanks for sharing the info crystal sage. Any more info on the common cold as a way of the body cleaning itself will be appreciate. The obvious one is the "Flu like symtoms when you go off some medications or drugs.. It is the body detoxing itself. So I gather rather than going for more medications.. drugs to assist in this process in some cases.. it would be better to take some sort of nutritional support.. health tonics.. I have noticed that some pharma companies are aware of this , hence some of the new lines of cold and flu remedies that you can find on the supermarket shelves.. EG: Ease a... [More]


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