Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a remarkably short "antisense" compound, just a few nucleotides long, that targets the strain of pneumonia which kills many AIDS patients and others with weakened immune systems. While the compound is in its earliest stages of development, scientists believe the work marks one step toward an era when tiny artificial RNA molecules act as selective medications that knock out vital sections of molecules which organisms rely on to invade their human hosts.
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