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British researchers say they are [closed / close] to finding a cure for the common cold. Scientists have worked [from / for] decades on a medicine that would help to [send / end] colds. The biggest problem for researchers was finding a drug that could [flight / fight] the hundreds of types of viruses that can [cause / course] a cold. The viruses are difficult to find and they change very quickly so they can fight [against / again] new drugs. Until now, there has been no way to [threat / treat] cold viruses, so we all have to suffer every winter. However, scientists have developed a [special / specially] molecule that could make colds a thing of the [past / passed] . They tested the molecule and found that it [blocked / blocking] the viruses that cause colds. The molecule stopped the viruses from working in the body.

The [usual / usually] treatment for a common cold is [for / to] take medicines or remedies for the different symptoms. We might take [once / one] thing for a [sore / soar] throat and another thing for a [runny / run] nose or a fever. Different viruses can cause [different / difference] symptoms. The researchers believe the new molecule could stop all symptoms from developing. Lead researcher Ed Tate, from London's Imperial College, said it could help millions of people end [their / them] suffering. Most of us catch a cold several [times / time] a year. Dr Tate said it could also help people with more serious problems, saying: "The common cold is an inconvenience for [much / most] of us, but it can cause serious complications in people with conditions [liking / like] asthma."

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