Nanotherapy Proves Helpful in Fighting Hepatitis C Virus
Hepatitis C virus is one of the most dangerous diseases facing this world today. It has infected around 170 million around the world. Recently, a new scientific breakthrough has occurred in its treatment all due to the research of experts at the University of Florida. They have taken a different path to actually tacking this disease through nanorobots. Engaging science in this way for helping the way for medicine has been done uniquely for the first time. These nanorobots attack the mechanism of viral replication, thus preventing the spread of Hepatitis C. The proteins do not get a chance of replicating in such a destructive environment to its mechanism and hence, its growth is stopped.
The particle called nanozyme destroys the virus through the two main biological components of which it is made. As yet, scientists have not been able to develop any kind of a vaccine that can prevent Hepatitis. The medicinal regiment which is available based on Interferon and Ribavirin has a success rate of less than 50% and comes out with adverse side effects too. Under such circumstances, it is a relief to get the kind of technological treatment this new method is proposing, known as nanotherapy. It also deals with the side effects of Hepatitis C by keeping in control the defence mechanism of the body.
Mostly treatment is expensive and having to deal with side effects of any such fatal disease lead people to depression. In view of such gloomy scenario, any help that could be taken from such research is really important. Besides, nanotherapy can also be applied in case of other diseases and has a lot of scope in treatment of viral infections. Further details of this new research are available in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.