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Using old drugs to treat new viruses

Using old drugs to treat new viruses | Virology News | Scoop.it
A group of drugs already in everyday use to treat psychosis or depression may also be used to defeat deadly and emerging viruses, according to new research led by the University of Leeds.
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Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria

Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria | Virology News | Scoop.it
The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.
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I was always a fan of Linus Pauling's "a gram of vitamin C a day keeps the doctor away!" philosophy - and now it appears there may be something to it.  Could killing TB REALLY be that simple??  Bill Jacobs, who led the study - certainly thinks so: we got a personal account of the work over dinner in Cape Town recently, and it was seriously exciting.

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