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Post by MrMistery » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:14 pm

Sorry, vitor, HIV already taken for veeeeeeery long time. It has been a dream of mine to cure aids since i was 12
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Post by victor » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:17 pm

the same dream with me then.. :D so, I think we share the same virus... :lol: :mrgreen:
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:06 pm

Yeah, now it's who gets there first(i mean the nobel)!
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Post by EmmVeePee » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:13 am

H5N1 might be on the list ;P
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:37 pm

A cure for H5N1 does exist, it's just that it is hard and expensive to produce in large dosages
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Post by victor » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:21 pm

@Andrew
Yeah...let's compete who'll get the Nobel first...I'm on fire now..I'll crush you with my MicBio, huahaha... :twisted:
Um, by the way, China has already developed a new H5N1 antiviral agent called "Tamiflu"...cheaper but still under research...
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Post by ESTRANGED » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:56 pm

hello all ,
sorry i am not that familiar with this subject , yet :oops:

so if somebody wouldnt mind to give a more detailed example of how the hack a virus effects bacteria , so i ll study about it , it wouldnt be bad at all. :D

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Post by canalon » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:00 am

victor wrote:@Andrew
Yeah...let's compete who'll get the Nobel first...I'm on fire now..I'll crush you with my MicBio, huahaha... :twisted:
Um, by the way, China has already developed a new H5N1 antiviral agent called "Tamiflu"...cheaper but still under research...


Tamiflu is brand name owned by Roche, and is the expensive and (not so) hard to produce agent that show some limited action the H5N1 virus. The real name is "oseltamivir phosphate". China, and India are not developing anything new, just doing what they seem very good at: copying what other developed. Just hope that they won't make cheap low qualities copy of this one...

ANd for the "not so hard to produce" it's just that until recently Roche refused to let anyone else produce the molecule, and they had only a limited production capacity. i think they recently agreed to sell limited rights for production to other labs.
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Post by canalon » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:03 am

ESTRANGED wrote:hello all ,
sorry i am not that familiar with this subject , yet :oops:

so if somebody wouldnt mind to give a more detailed example of how the hack a virus effects bacteria , so i ll study about it , it wouldnt be bad at all. :D


Try this, it should answer a lot of your questions.
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Post by victor » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:53 am

Yup, I've also just read one of the virus book and Tamiflu is just the same with my mispelling post...the right one is Oseltamivir Phosphate while I mentioned Opseltanavir phosphate back then.... :oops: sorry for the mispelling....
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