Fighting the Flu

October 2008
Science & Children;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p8
Academic Journal
The article reports on the discovery on how to develop drugs to fight bird flu and other influenza by the researchers at the Rutgers University and the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. The discovery was made since the researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a site on an influenza A virus protein that binds to one of its human protein targets. Gaetano T. Montelione of Rutgers said that their research uncovers an Achilles heel of influenza A viruses.


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