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September 23, 2019

Inside Stanford Medicine | Cure for the Common Cold in Sight?

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and University of California-San Francisco.  The findings were made in human cell cultures and in mice.

The approach of targeting proteins in our own cells also worked to stop viruses associated with asthma, encephalitis and polio.

Read more about this and other stories in the latest edition of Inside Stanford Medicine