11.05.2010

Breakthrough!

Good news, chronic sufferers! It seems that progress has been made on developing a cure for the common cold. This is huge! I mean, this thing is so high-occurrence that we've even stuck 'common' in it's name! You'd think science would have progressed far enough to combat this seeing as we have already found cures for leprosy and vaccines against polio, right? But, now is that time! A mechanism has been discovered by which antibodies can enter a cell attached to a virus, and with the help of the TRIM21 protein, can destroy the virus within the cell before it has time to reproduce. You might say, well that doesn't seem virus-specific, and you'd be right, but the virus that causes the common cold (rhinovirus) is high on the list of viruses to target, along with tons of others. This could be Nobel Prize material if all goes well. For me, I'm excited to see what will be done with these findings! Yay, science!

News on NaNoWriMo Progress: About 2500 words in. Yeah, I'm behind, but that's what weekends are for!

Wizarding Wisdom: 13 days!
"But for god's sake, you're wizards! You can do magic!"
“The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.”
-Cornelius Fudge

2 comments:

  1. That is fantastic! I wonder if something for cancer is not far behind? Cross your fingers. :-)

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  2. that would be amazing if they found a cure for that!


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