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Health & Medicine - 2009

Treatment for SARS Discovered

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129120.php
Scanned by: GavinChua over 9 years ago
A Purdue University researcher has created a compound that prevents replication of the virus that causes SARS and could lead to a treatment for the disease. "The outbreak of SARS in 2003 led to hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses, and there is currently no treatment," said Arun Ghosh, the Purdue professor that led the molecular design team. "Although it is not currently a threat, there is the concern that SARS could return or be used as a biological weapon. It is important to develop a treatment as a safeguard." The inhibitor has only been tested in the laboratory. It must be developed into a drug treatment and evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before it could be used by patients, Ghosh said.
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Interesting article. SARS is not a disease, it is a syndrome that may manifest from one of may causes such as an overwhelming infection.

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