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A Cure for the Common Cold?

PostPosted: June 11th, 2019, 7:46 pm
by BadgerJelly
A tiny crater on viruses behind the common cold may be their Achilles’ heel

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/common-cold-viruses-may-new-weak-point-shell?fbclid=IwAR2VjP0NJxaCBaT22FXHyXXYbk5YuHDM6fWs-EWQW8w2ei-8jwVlD7hTJ74

A newly discovered indentation on the surface of viruses that cause many illnesses, including the common cold, could be their Achilles’ heel — and a possible target for effective drugs.

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Additional testing suggests that the pocket is widespread among picornaviruses, the viral family that includes enteroviruses — which cause hand, foot and mouth disease as well as more dangerous infections — and rhinoviruses, responsible for the common cold. There are no antiviral medications available to treat these pathogens.

Re: A Cure for the Common Cold?

PostPosted: June 11th, 2019, 11:08 pm
by ronjanec
I certainly hope this turns out to be true BJ: because I personally seem to catch a lot of colds, especially in the long cold dark Chicago winter here.