DNA ‘scrunching’ could be new target for antiviral drugs

Posted by on June 8, 2016 4:06 pm
Categories: health

Vaccines have saved countless lives since their first use more than 200 years ago. But treatments for infections once they take hold can be hard to come by. Now scientists could be onto a new approach to developing antiviral therapies. Scientists now report that DNA may ‘scrunch’ like a worm to get inside viral shells. This deeper understanding could help lead to novel ways to fight pathogens.

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