A new tool for detecting and destroying norovirus

Norovirus infection is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis, or ‘stomach flu.’ A research team at the German Cancer Research Center recently produced ‘nanobodies’ that could be used to better characterize the structural makeup of the virus. They discovered that these nanobodies could detect the virus in clinical stool samples and disassemble intact norovirus particles. Such nanobodies may potentially be used to not only better detect but also treat symptoms of norovirus infection in the clinic. —> Read More Here


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