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[IBTimes] Superdrug DRACO to the Rescue; New Drug to Cure Any Viral Infection

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Scientists at MIT are developing a new drug that has the potential to revolutionize medicine with its ability to treat almost any viral infection.

A team of researchers at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection, reports MIT news.
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Sounds like a great development. I've always been amazed at how far ahead medical science is compared to everyday life. It's sad that mainstream implementation often seems to take a long time, but I still like to believe that in 50 years from now any non-third world person will be able to live out their lives in complete health.
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It will be suppressed by Big Pharmacy(I have to say "Big Pharmacy" because it makes me sound more informed and politically correct/incorrect - Other than my counterculture/anti-establishment rhetoric I have nothing of value to add)
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Unfortunately, I highly doubt with the current operational thought process exhibited by our markets such a potential cure all will ever be actually viable.

It's a shame, but true. It's no longer about the betterment of mankind, it's how much money can be made. Greed has taken over the system, until that is fixed we can't really move forward.
    
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
Unfortunately, I highly doubt with the current operational thought process exhibited by our markets such a potential cure all will ever be actually viable.

It's a shame, but true. It's no longer about the betterment of mankind, it's how much money can be made. Greed has taken over the system, until that is fixed we can't really move forward.
Agreed we live in a flawed society. And it feels like its getting worse everyday. Sometimes its scary to watch sci-fi movies about the future. Some of it seems like it's coming true.

However this is really cool tech!
 
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Very promising I hope, then maybe we can focus more on the things this drug cannot treat.
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post #7 of 57
In right now! Pharmaceutical companies refuse to use the new super anti-virus medicine... They say it's.... "Bad" and will make you into a mutant. Every scientist in the world says otherwise.

You read it here first.
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It all sounds good, but this drug has a small change to make it through to the local drug store of yours. They are not ready for human trials, if they ever will. It takes many years and a lot of money. Even if it works on rats and petri dishes, it doesn't really mean anything yet. It has to be safe enough and efficacy.

A new blockbuster is what every big or small pharmaceutical company wants.
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Wow, a cure for viruses... Science is amazing.
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Too bad Big Pharma would never allow it.
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