Tag: "cripples" at biology news
Trials for new drug to overcome HIV
...ves the core RNA exposed (see Diagram, left). This cripples
the virus, preventing it from infecting any other cells once it buds out from the host. Previous lab experiments on infected human cells have shown that the drug defeats strains of HIV which are resistant to other anti-HIV drugs. A small human trial...
Promising new West Nile therapy cures disease in mice
...MacroGenics stitched the part of the antibody that cripples
the West Nile virus into the scaffold of a human antibody. The monoclonal antibody was several hundred times more potent in cell culture tests than antibodies obtained from people who had recovered from West Nile virus infection. ...