Tuesday, February 2, 2010

'Broad Spectrum' Antiviral Fights Multitude Of Viruses

Ebola virus. A small-molecule "broad spectrum" antiviral may be able to fight a host of viruses by attacking them through some feature common to an entire class of viruses. (Credit: Frederick Murphy)

From Science Daily:

Science Daily (Feb. 2, 2010) — The development of antibiotics gave physicians seemingly miraculous weapons against infectious disease. Effective cures for terrible afflictions like pneumonia, syphilis and tuberculosis were suddenly at hand. Moreover, many of the drugs that made them possible were versatile enough to knock out a wide range of deadly bacterial threats.

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