Latest Antivirals Stories

2013-07-12 23:19:38

Viral resistance toward Acyclovir, which has been used for more than 20 years, is on the rise according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in April 2013. (1) polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR, a natural antiviral, against latent herpes. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Acyclovir and related drugs are the current drugs of choice for the treatment of herpes infection and viral reactivation. Now, a new study, which builds upon previous...

2013-07-10 19:27:25

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body's earliest response to infection. The protein interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) keeps viruses from replicating and stimulates the immune system to produce other disease-fighting agents. Neutrophils, the newly identified cellular source of the protein, are the major component of the pus that forms around injured tissue. The...

2013-06-06 23:21:35

In its survey for the month of June, polyDNA found that many people had questions and were confused about what it means to be ℠cured´ of a herpes or HPV infection. polyDNA answered these questions in a new section on its website. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 polyDNA´s monthly survey, taken during June 2013, showed that many people are confused about the meaning of the term ℠cure´ as in ℠herpes cure´ or ℠HPV cure´. Because of this...

2013-05-15 11:48:06

Animals, insects, and plants use a variety of sensing mechanisms to detect invading pathogens such as viruses. One complex and effective antiviral defense system they share is based on recognition of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), often produced when a virus invades a host cell. New information leading to a clearer understanding of the mechanisms underlying viral dsRNA sensing is presented in a comprehensive Review article published in Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research, a...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.