Immune discovery opens up new line of attack against viruses

“The immune system has been found to target viruses inside cells, suggesting new strategies against infections including the common cold and winter vomiting bug. They are mankind’s greatest killer and rank among the hardest to treat of all diseases, claiming twice as many lives as cancer. But a discovery could give doctors a new weapon in the battle against viruses, including those that cause widespread illnesses such as the common cold and gastroenteritis. In a report published today, scientists revealed a previously unknown way that the immune system attacks infections, a finding that offers a new approach to treating diseases caused by viruses…” More…