Scientists at MIT are developing a new drug that may fight viruses as effectively as antibiotics like penicillin dispatch bacteria. The broad-spectrum treatment is designed to trigger cell suicide in cells that have been invaded by a virus, thereby halting infection, while leaving healthy cells alone.
In lab tests using animal and human cells, the new therapy was effective against 15 viruses, including the common cold, H1N1 influenza, dengue fever, a polio virus, a stomach virus and several types of hemorrhagic fever. “In theory, it should work against all viruses,” said Todd Rider, a senior staff scientist in Lincoln Laboratory’s Chemical, Biological, and Nanoscale Technologies Group at MIT, who invented the new technology.
The drug works by using human cells’ natural defense systems against viral infection. When a virus infects a healthy cell, it takes over the cell’s machinery for its own purposes: to replicate. In the process, the virus produces long strands of double-stranded RNA, or dsRNA — the telltale mark of an infected cell.
Eventually, once the virus has finished replicating, it will kill off its host cell and move on.
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To fight infection, human cells have proteins that attach to dsRNA and trigger a cascade of reactions that stop viruses from copying themselves. Rider had the idea to combine one of these proteins with yet another protein that induces cells to commit suicide, a process known as apoptosis.
The end result is a drug called DRACO (for double-stranded RNA activated caspase oligomerizers). When one end of DRACO binds to dsRNA, it signals the other end of DRACO to initiate apoptosis, killing cells before the virus has a chance to replicate.
“Viruses are pretty good at developing resistance to things we try against them, but in this case, it’s hard to think of a simple pathway to drug resistance,” said Karla Kirkegaard, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University.
In lab experiments, DRACO cured mice that had been infected with the H1N1 flu virus. The researchers think the treatment could potentially be used to thwart outbreaks of new viruses like the one that causes SARS.
The scientists are currently testing DRACO against more viruses in mice and said they hope to license the technology for trials in larger animals someday in humans.
The results were published in the online medical journal PLOS One.
(AUTHOR’S NOTE: As a wise man once said, “Shot in the arm or shot in the head, you’ll still be dead”. Apart from the obvious genetic manipulation and the agenda for ‘mass injections’, this is not why I find this article highly interesting.
It is the name of the drug that has me somewhat concerned; DRACO.
For anyone who has dived into the ‘interstellar communities’ will tell you that there is a star system called Draco.
Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky. Its name is Latin for dragon. And for those interested in, or aware of, the David Icke teachings of the ‘Reptilians‘, these ‘entities’ supposedly come from Draco and are here on earth involved with the TOP levels of our government, creating hybrids and other genetic tamperings.
So to call a new drug that cures ALL viruses after a species involved in genetic engineering, which hails from the Draco constellation, has got my alarm bells ringing. Talk about being infront of your face.
Also of note, The myth of the vampire and of Dracula is the truth of the Reptilians. The myth of Dracula came from the Dracs. Dracula, Draconians. The Reptilians are blood drinkers and shape shifters, can turn into bats, animals and humans and have sex and rape victims like the Reptilians. The Dracs or Dracos are the real vampires. Dracula was a Reptilian. Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula knew of the Reptilians. And he based his story on a Draco he knew. A Draco who told him his story.
Please don’t believe what I say, but at least have some discernment of these things. Do some research. And if it rings true then spread the word. If not, that’s fine, move on and be happy. Time will tell.)
Video: YTr – ‘faceintree’
Video: YTr – ‘grgstafford’
“Keep your nose to the ground and your eyes to the sky.”
PS, Here is an interesting article from the BBC news source (look at what constellation it mentions…..!!!):