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Model Virus Structure Shows Why There's No Cure for the Common Cold

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Rhinovirus C is believed to be responsible for up to half of all childhood colds, and is a serious complicating factor for respiratory conditions such as asthma. Together with rhinoviruses A and B, the recently discovered virus is responsible for millions of illnesses yearly at an estimated annual cost of more than $40 billion in the United States alone. This model delivers highly detailed structural model of the virus, showing that the protein shell of the virus is distinct from those of other strains of cold viruses.

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