Scientists Have Developed A Fundamentally New Method For Treating Herpes
A group of scientists from the United States and Sweden has found a way to fight viral infections using a fundamentally new method. Researchers have developed a drug that affects the herpes virus at the physical level.
As noted in the publication, under the protein shell of the virus is placed genetic material that creates a high internal pressure, which is estimated by scientists at 20 atmospheres. This feature allows the herpes virus that has entered the cell to "shoot" its genes into its core, which contributes to the infection process.
The drug developed by scientists contains molecules that prevent genes from leaving the virus. Preclinical studies have shown that this effect neutralizes the internal pressure of the virus genome. The new method was much more effective than conventional methods of treatment.
The advantage of this approach is also that it allows you to cope even with a mutated virus that is resistant to traditional medicines. And the ability to reduce the internal viral pressure allows you to fight against different types of one group of viruses. Moreover, according to the researchers, the new method may eventually help create a drug that will be able to neutralize a variety of viruses.