NOV 08, 2018 2:39 PM PST

Will There Ever be a Cure for the Common Cold?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Will There Ever be a Cure for the Common Cold?

Well, one of the reasons why the common cold is not being cured—is it’s so difficult to attack as it’s not a single target and so broad spectrum antibiotics are used.

Most of the broad spectrum antibiotics work by inhibiting key proteins that bacteria need to reproduce or make their protective cell walls and they do not harm human cells.

Developing highly effective, broad-spectrum antiviral agents is the major objective of curing common cold.

Watch the video above to learn more about current research and if any of the developed broad spectrum antiviral agents were successful!

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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