Hong Kong scientists say they have made an advanced discovery against infectious diseases. It is a chemistry that can slow down the mortality of viral diseases.
In a study published in Nature Communications, a Hong Kong University (HKU) group recently discovered a chemical that "is very powerful in interrupting the life cycle of many viruses."
Scientists say the AFP news agency can be a day on Monday on a broad-spectrum antiviral use as a host of infectious diseases – and even even viruses that are still emerging – if you go through clinical trials.
Bird flu viruses, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severely Acute Sodium Respiratory Sodium (SARS) have been deployed in the last decades, emphasizing the need for new medications to work faster than vaccines.
Spiral-wide antivirals can be seen as a renal sphincter against many pathogens.
On the contrary, vaccines only protect against a strain and virus viruses can be mutated.
HKU groups conducted a two-year study on chemicals "AM580" in a two-year study, and found that the reuptake of the flu tension host stopped them, including H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9, as well as SARS and MERS viruses.
Additionally, Zika virus and Enterovirus 71 mosquito transplantation were stopped, causing hand, foot and mouth disease.
"This is what we call a broad antibody called" kill a lot of viruses, "said Yuen Kwok-yung, a microbiologist.
"This is very important in the initial control of an epidemic".
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Research virologists are increasingly investigating the discovery of drugs that do not target the virus directly, which can lead to resistance. Instead, viruses use essential fatty acids, known as lipids, to interrupt them.
"The progressive science of this study is the first step in a new direction," said Benjamin Neuman Texas, A & M University-Texarkana virus expert, who has published research on hunger for lipid viruses.
"Viruses are completely dependent on the hosts' stolen supplies, and recent research has shown that in infected cells, the treatment of lipids without interruption is very effective in blocking a large number of viruses," said AFP.
The next step is to try a broader variety of animals, including pigs and primates, before pushing for clinical trials, the process that Yuen can take for eight years.
The HKU has requested a US Patent.
A derivative AM580 is already being used to treat cancer in Japan, with a high level of humanity's low toxicity.
But Neuman warns that they are disadvantages.
As with many chemotherapy methods used to treat cancer, such as antivirals, such as AM580, a person is harming the virus by starving. While the cells are healed, it is necessary to analyze how and when to use these techniques and techniques.
"Unless corrected by the treatment, the side effects would be very disturbing," he said.
The rapid population in Hong Kong is immortal viral viruses.
In 2003, almost 300 people were killed by SARS and blocks of high-density city packages are extremely dangerous for future events.