Sunday, November 11, 2007

West Nile Treatment Discovery!

Apparently there may be a treatment to reduce paralysis of West Nile Virus. Researchers at USU have found a monoclonal antibody capable of reducing the negative effects of West Nile Virus by attacking the virus in the brain. (The drug is actually capable of passing through the blood brain barrier.) This may drastically change the way West Nile Virus is viewed and treated, since there is currently no effective treatment on the market for it. Clinical trials on the drug will begin shortly, as the treatment has been successful on hamsters.


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