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Novel Antiviral Drug Concept Targets Number Of Human Viruses

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April 25, 2000
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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center
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In laboratory studies, an entirely new approach to antiviral drug development is showing remarkable effectiveness against herpes viruses, a large family of viruses associated with many human diseases. In addition, the innovative strategy targets these viruses at such a fundamental level that it may prove useful against a wide array of other viruses.

April 20, 2000 -- In laboratory studies, an entirely new approach to antiviral drug development is showing remarkable effectiveness against herpes viruses, a large family of viruses associated with many human diseases. In addition, the innovative strategy targets these viruses at such a fundamental level that it may prove useful against a wide array of other viruses. And because the approach attacks viruses indirectly by making the cells they infect profoundly inhospitable to them, the likelihood that viral drug resistance will develop is thought to be extremely low.


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