Single Drug May Combat Several Deadly Viruses

A single compound could stop several viruses, including rabies and Ebola, in their tracks, new research suggests.

The findings, published today (March 21) in the journal Cell Chemistry and Biology, could eventually lead to a broad-spectrum medicine for many viral diseases, similar to the way antibiotics work on bacterial infections.

“This new approach appears to work on multiple viruses rather than one,” said study co-author John Connor, a virologist at Boston University.

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via The Cuckoo’s Nest

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