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Posted Wed Nov 3 2010: from UK NHS:
New clue to fighting viruses
In the study, researchers found that antibodies that attached themselves to a virus were able to follow it into cells and help to destroy the virus before it started to reproduce. This is in contrast to the previous understanding that antibodies did not enter cells and were only effective at fighting infection before viruses invade cells. This study provides an interesting insight into how viruses and antibodies behave in the body, and uncovers mechanisms that could be targeted by future treatments or therapies. It is not known, however, how quickly or successfully this knowledge will result in remedies or treatments becoming available. This would require development and testing of new drugs, an uncertain process that usually takes a number of years.
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'Doc Michael says:
Good work! Now, can we figure out antibodies for BPA, pthalates, endocrine disruptors, and nanobodies?

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