Discovery Could Lead to New Drugs to Block Deadly Viruses

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John Connor, School of Medicine

U.S. researchers have discovered a class of potent chemical compounds that could stop a host of viruses in their tracks, including the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses and pathogens that cause rabies, mumps and measles…

Expert quote:

“They’re parasites. They get inside our cells and use a lot of our machinery in order to make extra copies of themselves.  And so that poses a really delicate question of how do you destroy the virus without getting yourself.”

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