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Common Cold

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Thanks to basic research, scientists know more about the rhinovirus than almost any other virus and have powerful new tools for developing antiviral drugs. Breakthroughs in technology to detect and analyze viruses have allowed researchers to explore in unprecedented detail the complexity of the many viruses that cause the common cold. Although the common cold may never be uncommon, further studies offer hope of reducing the huge burden of this universal problem.

Last Updated August 17, 2012