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Draco discovered by MIT could cure nearly any viral infection

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Zensational, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Zensational

    Zensational

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    Researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Lab have developed technology that may someday cure the common cold, influenza and other ailments.
    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/antiviral-0810.html

    Check out the link and let me know what you think!
    Of course it will have to go through clinical trials and that could take several years.

    Husband and I both have Epstein-Barr virus. He sleeps alot, I am in later stages having had actively for 29 years.

    At least there's hope.
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Wow!

    I thought that was a reference to Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter's enemy) when I first read your title. Quite the opposite! :thumbsup:
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    I have read this before, about DRACO. Against a new viral attack its good I think and worth further study. Against an entrenched virus its dangerous.

    Here is what I think would happen if given to an ME patient at moderate dose for a regular viral infection: our brain, gut and muscles would quite literally dissolve. Our immune system would collapse. It would be a most gruesome death. Given how common entrenched herpes virus infections are in the nervous system, I think the risk of severe neurological damage would be extreme even in the general population. Both of these conclusion though rely on this target RNA being present in cells infected with latent virus. It might not be. However losing even some nerves might not be a good thing.
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  4. Bob

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    Just pointing out that the article (and the research paper) are a couple of years old.
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    golden Senior Member

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    That is some gruesome prediction Alex ....

    Ouch
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