This looks interesting.
The drug – known as BTA798 – works by latching onto the cold-causing rhinovirus to prevent it breaking into the body\’s cells.
Peter Cook, Chief Executive of Victoria based drug development company Biota said: "This could be the world\’s first anti-viral treatment for the human rhinovirus. A safe and effective treatment for the virus will be a major breakthrough."
Not so muh because it cures a cold, but because we\’ve not managed to work out how to cure anyone of any viral disease as yet. We\’ve worked out how to stop someone being infected sometimes (vaccines) we can treat some of the symptoms, we can cut the viral load (all those HIV drugs), most people who get viral diseases simply recover or don\’t, but we\’ve never actually worked out how to "cure" any viral disease at all.
Be pretty cool if we had, eh?