Monday, September 24, 2012

New Israeli tactic makes deadly viruses commit suicide

Virus-infected cells after treatment with Vecoy.
Photo courtesy of Shmulik Ittah and Yaniv Amir
There’s the West Nile Virus forging a deadly path in North America, and a new round of Ebola in Africa. Then there’s bird flu, SARS and a handful of other rampant and unusually evil viruses circling the globe. Any new super virus out of control could be far worse than the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, which killed 40 million people in just two years, says Israeli biologist Erez Livneh, CEO and founder of a new biotech company Vecoy Nanomedicines….

Vecoy offers a cunning new way to disarm viruses by luring them to attack microscopic, cell-like decoys. Once inside these traps, the viruses effectively commit suicide. -- Karin Kloosterman, Israel21c

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