Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 11:00 AM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Viral pathogens present researchers, physicians, and public health workers with the challenges of developing new treatments in an every-changing landscape of antiviral drug resistance. This paper outlines the basis of current knowledge in virology, how that knowledge is applied when developing treatments such as integrase and protease inhibitors, neuraminidase inhibitors, nucleotide analogs, and others, and considers the rates of resistance of the target viruses to those treatments. There is also some consideration of immunomodulatory treatments and the potential of viral vectors as a means of understanding different immune responses to viruses and the direct effects that viruses can have on the immune systems. The combined information in this paper supports combined immunomodulatory and direct treatment methods for viral infections as a means of limiting the development of resistance while still providing adequate patient care.

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Biology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

184

Included in

Biology Commons

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 11:00 AM

Analysis of Current Clinical Antiviral Treatment Approaches and Medications and Related Suggestions for Future Research

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Viral pathogens present researchers, physicians, and public health workers with the challenges of developing new treatments in an every-changing landscape of antiviral drug resistance. This paper outlines the basis of current knowledge in virology, how that knowledge is applied when developing treatments such as integrase and protease inhibitors, neuraminidase inhibitors, nucleotide analogs, and others, and considers the rates of resistance of the target viruses to those treatments. There is also some consideration of immunomodulatory treatments and the potential of viral vectors as a means of understanding different immune responses to viruses and the direct effects that viruses can have on the immune systems. The combined information in this paper supports combined immunomodulatory and direct treatment methods for viral infections as a means of limiting the development of resistance while still providing adequate patient care.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/123