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MIT Scientists Develop a Drug to Fight Any Viral Infection

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Trooper, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Trooper

    Trooper Senior Member

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    Just saw this, thought I would share. Sounds to good to be true but you never know..

    "We have developed a new broad-spectrum antiviral approach, dubbed Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) Activated Caspase Oligomerizer (DRACO) that selectively induces apoptosis in cells containing viral dsRNA, rapidly killing infected cells without harming uninfected cells. We have created DRACOs and shown that they are nontoxic in 11 mammalian cell types and effective against 15 different viruses, including dengue flavivirus, Amapari and Tacaribe arenaviruses, Guama bunyavirus, and H1N1 influenza."

    Research at Plos ONE here

    A couple of media reports..
    Time
    San Francisco Chronicle
     
  2. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Ohio, USA

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  3. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Good news. Thank you.
     

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