Could new drug cure nearly any viral infection? Technology shows promise against common cold, influenza and other ailments, researchers say

ScienceDaily (2011-08-26) — Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110826134012.htm

Wow! If this stuff doesn’t run into any showstoppers … we might have a way to fight and kill ALL viral infections. This is historic maybe …

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