We're trying to determine if this is a host defect in terms of how these kids handle the common cold versus whether or not there are certain strains of the common cold virus
that are more likely to get kids to wheeze.
RESEARCHERS AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY HAVE DETERMINED THAT COMMON COLD VIRUS
RHINOVIRUS 16, as this model shows, contains 60 tentacles capable of connecting to human cells.
SCIENTISTS have identified a connection between the common cold virus
and viruses that trigger cancer.
The genes are E1A, which is derived from a common cold virus
called the adenovirus, and LT, which is the SV40 virus large T antigen.
Who would've believed we could use a common cold virus
to cure cancer?
His gene-insertion device: a common cold virus
loaded with a healthy copy of the CF gene.
THE common cold virus
may become a life saver by killing cancer patients' tumours, experts believe.
The test, during which 164 healthy men and women were given a live common cold virus
then quarantined and watched for a week, proved individuals who were sleeping the least were substantially more likely to develop a cold.
Cohen's group gives volunteers the common cold virus
to safely test how these various factors affect the body's ability to fight off disease.
His team looked at sleep patterns of 164 volunteers for a week then exposed them to the common cold virus
and monitored their health for another week.
The researchers were able to insert normal IFT88 genes into the cells of the mice by giving them a common cold virus
loaded with the normal DNA sequence, and allowing the virus to infect them and insert the DNA into the mouse's own cells.
Doctors think the common cold virus
entered her lungs, causing irreversible damage, meaning she now has difficulty breathing.