Rewiring the System


It’s All Research on Older Influenza

Posted in Uncategorized by rewiringangel on November 10, 2009
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Flu-drug flap

Disagreement over how older influenza drugs stop the virus is stymieing efforts to find new compounds.

Since research is working on viruses and not bacteria the process is both long and hard.  The size of the virulent aspect, the structure of the flu channel and the ‘sticky stuff’ either on or organizing the atomic-scale structure of the important flu protein, a proton channel called M2 is imperiling the development of new drugs targeting seasonal and pandemic flu viruses such as the H1N1 swine flu. It is small and hard to figure both on the surface and with the ladders of linking strands.

THIS YEARS FLU SHOT IS FOR HISTORIC INFLUENZA’S AND HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH THE CURRENT STRAIN.

What is happening  as a stop gap is that the shots or nose spray are basically a step on the path towards inhibiting H1N1.

Current shots are really targeted for historical viruses.  The CDC does list the Global Flu Seasons with what was included in each years shots.

Many of the public conversations about this years incidents of flu are in preparation for the flu season to come perhaps some time in the future.

Every virus mutates with every replication just as change comes in births of all kinds cells split and some of the internal working of each cell moves some or not into the two new individuals .  In the flu ‘bug’ the changes are swift and immediate because ‘it’ is so small.  That is why there is no cure for the common cold.  Each person who gets a cold gets a mutated version of the viruses parents.

One one side of research out of Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the idea that the one of the two known inhibitors of flu,  rimantadine, ‘stick’ to the tops of the virus strands, binding them so that they cannot replicate.  The other side of this powerful competition for primacy is from Philadelphia.
Influmedix is a Radnor based biotech business. Here the team believes that the other usual component of the flu inhibitor , amantadine, links the virus strands magnetically making replication diffecult or impossible.

Go figure! What we must know and understand that

THIS YEARS FLU SHOT IS FOR HISTORIC INFLUENZA’S AND HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH THE CURRENT STRAIN.

This little piggy might be keeping people in bed but the shot will not address the publicized fear of catastrophic illness. In fact it is just the flu.  This years strain is a fat seeking strand. It will not do the sort of public mass deaths that have been Paraded in the News. Every year during the world wide flu season about a 100 people die here in the united states from influenza.  My guess is that if you are reading this you wash your hands and eat well and practice general self loving care that most likely you will not get deathly sick.

 

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