Reported by the National Science Foundation, researchers at Rutgers University discovered how RNA viruses are able to replicate, which could eventually lead to a cure. These viruses, including Polio, SARS, and HIV/AIDS, copy themselves by taking a naturally occurring enzyme hostage. Study director Nihal Altan-Bonnet continues:
“The goal of any virus is to replicate itself. For its replication machines to work, the virus needs to create an ideal lipid environment, which it does by hijacking a key enzyme from its host cell.”
Therefore, by blocking a virus from gaining access to the necessary enzyme, these serious diseases would suddenly not be able to synthesize their viral RNA and replicate.
If the zombie plague is also viral in nature, and if it uses the RNA platform, these findings could lead to the development of viable treatment options for the newly infected. Individuals would have the zombie sickness in their blood, potentially be contagious, but would not get sick, die or reanimate.
What do you think will be the source of the coming zombie plague? A virus? Biological weapon? Radiation?