Landmark research from the Medical Research Council (MRC) has discovered that antibodies can fight viruses from within infected cells. This finding transforms the previous scientific understanding of our immunity to viral diseases like the common cold, ‘winter vomiting’ and gastroenteritis. It also gives scientists a different set of rules that pave the way to the next generation of antiviral drugs.
MRC Technology is busy working to bring this exciting finding from laboratory bench to doctor’s cabinet as quickly as possible. This is basic research in cells. The next stage is to progress this finding through to clinical trials.