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HOW ABOUT VIRUSES Just like bacteria viruses are one of the microbes that are winning the match against the humans Viruses were the toughest one to tackle for the scientist The shape contents and their protective shields were the most challenging part of the fight There are many ways one can treat cancer but for AIDS doctors prescribe a cocktail of drugs in which some are enzyme inhibitors protein inhibitors and while some are RNA inhibitors This is not it in the cocktail there is more to the list As the technology increases and the knowledge of our scientist about the DNA RNA Viruses Bacteria and other interesting things we are a step closer to the destruction of the virus The hardest part of the virus is that it mutates a lot Just like bacteria viruses do get resistant to drugs we take against them For example if one catches cold or flu the doctors prescribe Amoxicycilin or something similar to it If the patient doesnt finish the dosage there is a likelihood for the cold virus to get resistant to Amoxicycilin resulting a second drug intake Pharmaceutical industries are trying to take a new approach to make antiviral drugs One recently developed shows remarkable effects on the herpes virus The recent antiviral drug indirectly attacks the virus making it hard for the virus to develop resistance to Until today what the antiviral drugs did was they interfered with the production of the essential protein by the viruses Viruses are also denoted as parasites meaning that they infect a host as its life support To fight the war against the viruses University of Pennsylvania Medical Center researches took the herpes simplex virus for experimental purpose they found out that by inhibiting certain set of cellular enzymes they can successfully stop all the viral activity which causes the host to become sick These enzymes are called cyclin-dependent kinases or cdks
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