common cold

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  • noun

Synonyms for common cold

a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

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AGENETIC engineers have been "playing around" with the common cold virus for years.
If we can't cure the common cold virus right now, let's at least use it to our advantage.
The common cold virus, the echovirus, which grows in human intestines and spreads through the fecal-oral route, causes infections every summer, but most patients suffer only the light symptoms of a summer cold, according to the institute.
RESEARCHERS AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY HAVE DETERMINED THAT COMMON COLD VIRUS RHINOVIRUS 16, as this model shows, contains 60 tentacles capable of connecting to human cells.
SCIENTISTS have identified a connection between the common cold virus and viruses that trigger cancer.
The genes are E1A, which is derived from a common cold virus called the adenovirus, and LT, which is the SV40 virus large T antigen.
Who would've believed we could use a common cold virus to cure cancer?
His gene-insertion device: a common cold virus loaded with a healthy copy of the CF gene.
Since viruses are already efficient at killing cells, scientists have harnessed this ability by modifying a common cold virus so that it targets and selectively kills cancer cells.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new study.
She described it as a genetically engineered version of the common cold virus, infused with a bit of Ebola DNA.
The researchers were able to insert normal IFT88 genes into the cells of the mice by giving them a common cold virus loaded with the normal DNA sequence, and allowing the virus to infect them and insert the DNA into the mouse's own cells.
PREVENTS COLDS Experts analysed people's sleep patterns and the subjects were then exposed to the common cold virus.
Doctors think the common cold virus entered her lungs, causing irreversible damage, meaning she now has difficulty breathing.