A Cure for The Common Cold is It Possible?

TBruff13 By TBruff13, 5th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/j1um219v/
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This page is revealing the fact that Science may soon have a cure for the Common Cold

Will it Really Happen?

The common cold. People have often thought of this disease as an annoyance, and not a major health problem. Even science is close to finding a cure for this ailment. Many people think that it is not possible to cure the common cold, but this article should change your mind.

The common cold is caused by many different viruses. (mainly the rhinovirus) The way these viruses work is they invade the body from the outside, and they hijack a cell. Once the cell is hijacked the virus begins to use the organelles (parts) inside of the to reproduce. Once the virus begins to replicate it starts to fill up the cell. Eventually the cell cannot function any longer, and the cell bursts open releasing the viruses into the body to invade more cells.

Before this discovery the immune systems only know way of defending itself was to attack the virus with the lymphocytes (white blood cells) before the virus has a chance to invade a cell. The body attacks viruses by attaching antibodies to the surface of the virus. It was commonly thought that once a virus invaded a cell the antibodies became useless, but this is not true.

Scientists in November witnessed something that they had never seen before. They witnessed a virus being destroyed once it was inside a cell. They asked themselves how this was possible, and they found that the answer was in the antibodies that were still attacked to the virus when it entered the cell. The antibodies triggered a response from a protein called TRIM21. This protein basically "told" the cell to crush the virus.

Science is hoping that if they can can create a medicine that boosts this natural process that they could finally come up with a cure for the common cold. This discovery was just made a month ago, so it may take scientists awhile to come up with a medicine that can actually cure (or at least lessen the effects of) the common cold. For those of us who suffer from those irritating colds this is a ray of hope that they may finally be gone

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I am an active high school student, and a great writer. I am an writing to inform mainly which is why I will post articles quickly, but they will be informative and well written

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author avatar WordWulf
6th Apr 2011 (#)

Good news here, hope at least.

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author avatar TBruff13
8th Apr 2011 (#)

I am glad that medicine is finally figuring this out

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author avatar TBruff13
8th Apr 2011 (#)

I am glad that medicine is finally figuring this out

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author avatar TBruff13
8th Apr 2011 (#)

I am glad that medicine is finally figuring this out

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author avatar TBruff13
8th Apr 2011 (#)

sorry double comments bad internet

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