New antiviral drug could destroy nearly any viral infection

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Scientists have come up with a brand new drug called DRACO that seems to be able to hunt down and destroy any and all viruses.

Antibiotics, such as penicillin, can treat most bacterial infections.  But when it comes to viral infections, including  influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, antibiotics are useless.

 

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Virus Breakthrough Could Mean a Cure for the Common Cold

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Virus circulating in the bloodstream recognised by antibodies (yellow) of the immune system.

Scientists say they have made a landmark discovery which could pave the way for new drugs to beat illnesses like the common cold.  Until now experts had thought that antibodies could only tackle viral infections by blocking or attacking viruses outside cells.

 

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Scientists Warn Virus Could Cause Heart Disease In Adults

Scientists Warn Virus Could Cause Heart Disease In Adults

The risk of heart attack is increased by the virus, spread through bodily fluids 

New research suggests that a common infection affecting 60 to 99 per cent of adults could result in high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries – leading causes of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

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