We have been taught to believe that if you catch a cold you just have to suffer with it for either a week or 7 days. Anything you do will only deal with the symptoms until you body takes care of the cold virus on it's own and that takes time. Since viruses are living things that evolve and change over time, it was believed that there was no way to create new target specific antibodies fast enough to clear up the sickness.
New research is showing that this may no longer be the case and that a cold can be knocked out in as little as 2 hours after one realizes they have caught the virus.
"In a dramatic breakthrough that could affect millions of lives, scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body's immune defences can destroy the common cold virus after it has actually invaded the inner sanctum of a human cell, a feat that was believed until now to be impossible."
As someone who is interested in this kind of science, I found this to be a fascinating article. The human body is an amazing piece of machinery that seems to have mechanisms built in to the cells that can heal us if they are given a push in the right direction.
It's good news but brings up other questions. How else will this discovery impact our health and well being? Can other viruses like HIV, or Ebola, be killed in the body with this method? What new problems will result if viruses evolve to the point where they become so-called SUPER VIRUSES that are resistant to destruction?
I think I hear the pharmaceutical industry choking on their lost profits as we speak. If it helps ease their fears, I will continue to drink Nyquil for the buzz I get off it.
Check out the article below and tell me what you think.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.